What better way to celebrate Easter and make your kids happy than with a fun Easter egg hunt? You can also bring in some great decorations to your home to add to the atmosphere. Follow these tips to plan and execute an Easter egg hunt in your own backyard.
What Easter decorations should I choose?
Prepare your home by hanging pastel balloons on the outside of your house and an Easter decoration on your door. You don’t need to over-decorate, just add an out-of-this-world vibe for the egg hunt. One of our favorite Easter party ideas is to choose a festive printable sign that doesn’t cost too much money! If you plan to serve snacks, decorate a few tables with pastel tablecloths and streamers. If your hunt is in the morning, gather the crowd for a kid-friendly Easter brunch as soon as all the eggs are found!
You can hide plastic or real eggs at your Easter egg hunt, but make sure you have the supplies well in advance. If you decorate and hide real eggs, get some small prizes to give to the kids. Fill plastic eggs with small toys, candy or numbers that match larger prizes, such as stuffed animals, chocolate bunnies, Easter books or gift certificates. If you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt for toddlers, make sure the eggs are filled with items that don’t contain small parts or choking hazards.
How do you hide the eggs?
If you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids and an egg hunt for teens, divide the backyard into two areas so you can organize by age group. Take it easy on the little ones by leaving eggs on low branches and in open areas. If you’re having a toddler hunt, try hanging balloons instead of eggs to make the search easier! Make it harder for older kids. Hard-to-find places like under leaves, in drainpipes, in the mailbox or on car tires are perfect challenges for the older kids in your group.
In short, decorating a house and Easter eggs is not that difficult. If you’re decorating and hiding real eggs for your Easter egg hunt, you’ll want to boil and dye them about a week in advance so you don’t stress about them being ready. Store them in the refrigerator until the day of the egg hunt. Dyed and finished Easter eggs will not be safe to eat. Also, stuff your plastic eggs a week before the hunt.