Want all the Easter egg fun without having to go far? Organize your own Easter egg hunt!
Easter just wouldn’t feel complete without an Easter egg hunt. Being a mom of three, I’ve seen how much fun egg hunts are for kids of all ages. Whether your kids are barely walking or are old enough to find all the eggs in 2 minutes, they still have fun at an egg hunt. It really is so easy to organize a fun Easter egg hunt.
From organizing your own Easter egg hunt to stuffing lunch boxes full of healthy and exciting foods, MOMables has you covered! We organize a plan for you, and all you have to do is follow it! No more spending countless hours planning your kid’s lunch week and searching for more ideas!
HOW TO ORGANIZE AN EASTER EGG HUNT
Send out invitations. Send out paper invitations or e-vites via e-mail/text to all your friends to let them know what day your egg hunt will be. I have my iPhone with me at all times, so e-mails and e-vites are easy to do and send out while I am juggling the activities of the day.
Get your supplies. You will need a lot of eggs! You can color your own eggs, buy store-bought eggs and fill them with your own treats and stickers, or do both! Plastic eggs are easy to find and are inexpensive, but will need to be bought in advance in order to ensure you’ll have them for your egg hunt. Plastic eggs can be filled with stickers, erasers, kiddie tattoos, key chains, and other small toys instead of candy. You will need to estimate at least a dozen eggs per guest.
- Ask a few friends to bring a dozen or so eggs. This can help reduce the amount of eggs you alone have to purchase for a large group of people. It also allows a greater variety of treats in each set of eggs! You can make each family coming responsible for stuffing a dozen or more eggs with a specific type of treat! You can also dye your own eggs with natural and safe household ingredients!
Hide the eggs. When deciding where to hide your eggs (indoors or outdoors), you’ll need to consider the ages of the children attending. For younger children, leave eggs in open places, on bushes, next to tree trunks or on the grass. For older children, put eggs in harder-to-find places; underneath rocks and in flower beds and places that aren’t so visible. Color-coding eggs can also help the older children know which color eggs are destined for the younger crowd to find.
Serve healthy refreshments and finger foods. Eating healthy and wholesome food is my life. Instead of sodas and punch, aguas frescas would be perfect. You can grill some pizza, and offer fruit and vegetable platters and healthy desserts that will provide a nutritious assortment to your table.
Other Easter activities include many arts and crafts ideas with actual eggs, not just plastic eggs. Egg decorating is big in our family and so are cascarones. Cascarones are hollowed-out eggs, cleaned, dried, and then filled with confetti. One activity I enjoy doing with the kids is decorating the Easter eggs with natural colors.
My grandmother told me that the confetti brings good fortune when a shell is cracked over your head. While I cannot guarantee good luck and fortune from the breaking of the Easter egg shells, I can certainly guarantee you’ll make egg salad, frittatas, and quiches for brunch with all the extra eggs! If you are in need of more fun and healthy Easter egg treats and snacks, you can find them here!