Not A Fan of Easter Egg Hunts? Host Your Own!
Hey friends, Steph here, and I have a confession to make. I don’t like Easter Egg Hunts. While they are a fun (and free!) tradition hosted by many local communities, they
Stress. Me. Out.
For one, Egg Hunts are usually super crowded. It’s hard to keep your eyes on your crew amongst a sea of small, sugar-hyped up children running around.
The other problem is that you NEED to be ON TIME for these events. We’re not very good at doing that either.
Seriously…. if you’re 10 minutes late, you’ve missed the entire Egg Hunt.
Sorry kids… I think I have a Dum Dum in my purse.
The past few years we’ve remedied this by starting a new tradition of our own – hosting an Egg Hunt at our house! This year, Easter coincides with my daughter’s birthday, so she gets a Easter Egg Hunt birthday party…. and she loves it!
Here are a few reasons why hosting your own Egg Hunt is far superior:
- Schedule it whenever you want!
No worries about being on time. You call the shots.
- Mama can have a drink.
This is Wisconsin. We like beer, and we can turn anything into a reason to have a few brews. Just trust me when I say an Egg Hunt is wayyy more relaxing when you can watch from the patio with a drink in hand.
- You can fill the eggs with whatever you want.
Does it feel like candy overload at your house? We get so much holiday-related candy around here – from Trick-or-Treating, to parades, Valentine’s Day, and more. I like to fill the Easter eggs with some candy, and some other inexpensive trinkets like tattoos and stickers.
- Everybody loves a reason to party!
As parents, it’s hard to get together with friends AND keep the kids entertained. Egg Hunts are a win-win.
Want to host one?
Plan for 10-15 eggs per child. You can buy them in bulk on Amazon and save them for future years.
We fill them with candy, tattoos, stickers, small toys – also bought in bulk on Amazon – and even coins.
[To cut costs in the past, we’ve asked parents to bring their own filled eggs – 10 per child.]
Just a word of caution from past experience – chocolate melts quickly inside of those little plastic eggs. Save the chocolate filled eggs for last or just use other kinds of candy. It’ll save you a huge mess.
The day of the event, scatter them all over the yard, send the kids out, and pour yourself a glass of wine! Cheers!