Many parents take their children to their local annual Easter egg hunt, where they’ll join hundreds of other families in a park and search for colorful eggs. As charming as it appears in pictures, real-life egg hunts are chaotic.
Instead of tiny tykes strolling across a lawn gathering eggs, you have obsessively competitive parents thundering about, as described in this article on a failed egg hunt.
Because of this, I’ve never taken my children to a public egg scavenger hunt.
Instead, we hold our egg hunts—and you can too! It’s fairly easy to set up. All you need is a small, grassy area with hopefully some good hiding spots for your eggs (your backyard or a corner of a park), and some supplies.
If you would like, you can also get a gift for the kid who collects the most eggs. Gifts from GourmetGiftBasket.com would be perfect for a fun Easter! You’ll love it so much, you’ll add it to your Easter traditions.
Here’s What You’ll Need for the Egg Hunt
1. Easter Egg Basket
Although your kids will have little to no competition in your private hunt, they’ll still need a sturdy egg-collecting Easter basket. We’re partial to this one because who can resist those cute bunny ears peeking out?
2. Pre-Filled Easter Eggs with Toys
As much as I love making my kids happy, I don’t relish sitting at my dining table for an hour stuffing candy and stickers in a bunch of eggs. These are a godsend to busy parents everywhere who don’t have time to fill a bunch of plastic eggs. Since they only contain toys, they’re also ideal for kids with food allergies.
3. Golden Eggs
These fancy-looking eggs would appeal to both children and adults! Consider putting extra special treasures inside for your little ones. Imagine the looks on their faces when they spot something gleaming in the bushes. Fill them with yummy chocolate eggs for double enjoyment!
As for adults, you can stick party favors in them for spring- or Easter-themed wedding receptions.
4. Easter Decorative Signs
To be fair, the signs from Target aren’t very big and are primarily for decorative purposes, rather than to provide actual directions. However, they are still very cute and will liven up your personal egg hunt. You can line a walkway with these signs towards the hunting grounds, or use them to mark off boundaries indicating where the children should and shouldn’t go.
With a little effort and the few things on this list, you can host your own Easter egg hunt. Why bother waiting in line with hundreds of other inpatient families, only to have your child return home disappointed with only a few, or even no eggs? Why risk your child being trampled on by an overzealous parent “helping” their children? I don’t think it’s worth it especially since you can easily do it yourself.
Keep in mind that these ideas are just the tip of the iceberg – you can make your egg hunt as simple or as elaborate as you wish for your children, and take their ages into consideration.