It’s that time again: You’re planning an epic Easter egg hunt and I’m here to help you do it without losing your mind! Read on for a few tips to help make your hunt a low-stress success. I also have some great Easter gift ideas for you to maximize the fun!
10 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Easter Egg Hunt
- Don’t spend a lot on supplies. I have yet to find a good way to reuse those plastic eggs so it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot on them. Get the cheap ones and spend the money on gifts and surprises.
- Hide more than just eggs. Sneak a few surprises into the hunt. Grab some great Easter gifts like the personalized Bunny Bear that made it into my son’s basket (yep, it’s okay to buy bears for boys!). Think of the fun they’ll have finding bigger gifts on their way to the eggs.
We found these great gifts at PersonalCreations.com
- Eliminate the competition. Make the hunt more about the fun than a fight. Give each child a maximum amount they can collect or color code the eggs for each child to keep things even.
- Keep it age appropriate. My kids are older, so I make our hunts as tricky as I can. If you have smaller kids, remember to keep things simple and make the eggs super easy to find.
- Fill eggs with more than just candy. Cash and small toys work, too. Just be careful of choking hazards if your egg-hunters are small.
- Use the space you have. We’ve had great egg hunts in the backyard as well as in the house. It’s not hard to make use of whatever space you have, just be creative with your hiding.
- Find clever hiding places. While you’re considering how to maximize your space, think of clever places you can hide your eggs. Patches the Bunny Stuffie makes a perfect egg-hiding place. Remember what I said about surprises? This is a great one to buy!
- Make it a scavenger hunt. Instead of filling your eggs with candy or gifts, fill them with clues that lead kids to their basket or another surprise. We chose a personalized Robot Easter Basket this year. It was a big hit with my son (and it’s gonna make a great storage bin after Easter is over!).
- Dress ’em up. I have a thing for bunny ears! It’s hard to choose between my printable template and the furry personalized bunny ears we found at Personal Creations. Either way, make sure your hunters are outfitted with bunny ears for the day. (I have a printable rabbit mask template, too!)
- Leave yourself a trail. Make a list, take pictures or come up with another way to remember where you hid the eggs. I was finding eggs weeks after our last hunt because I hid them so well! This is an especially helpful tip if you’re hiding chocolate.
And, here’s a bonus tip: take LOTS of pictures so you can enjoy the memories later!
And that’s all. Hopefully these tips will help simplify your Easter egg hunt this year so you can focus your energy on the fun. Grab the great gifts pictured here (and more!) from PersonalCreations.com and before you go, I’d love to hear your ideas for hosting an unforgettable Easter Egg Hunt, so let’s chat about it in the comments!