Easter never used to be a big event in our house. Pre-kids it passed us without so much as an Easter egg being exchanged. But like so many things, that changes when you have children.
Easter is a very big deal when you have kids. The chocolate. The eggs. The excuse to run around the garden with bunny ears on hunting for hidden treasures, and that’s just the adults I’m talking about. Kidding.
But in all seriousness, I get almost excited about Easter as I do about Christmas these days. So as I make such a big song and dance about it these days I wanted to share my five essentials for creating an epic Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages.
I have a big thing for invitations and more generally writing stationery. Seriously. Any excuse to send an invitation or a thank you card then I will.
No Christmas, Birthday, Christening or family event goes without some kind of card going out. So what better way to generate some excitement for an Easter egg hunt amongst children than for them to receive a cute personal invite.
I love making beautiful einvites with Paperless Post who I always use for our family events. They have lots of great designs that you can create online for little to no cost, quickly and easily.
Easter Egg Hunt Kit, Decorations & Props
No Easter egg hunt would be complete without a good Easter egg hunt kit, decorations and fun props. I think more is definitely more where an Easter egg hunt is concerned. It’s not really a hunt without a few clues!
Bunny ears are another Easter egg hunt must-have. I can’t imagine anything sweeter than little ones running around the garden with bunny ears and baskets looking for treats.
There are usually lots of lovely ears in the supermarkets and places like Not On The High Street. Personally, I think bunny ears are practically obligatory as part of an Easter egg hunt, and if I could I’d probably make them all wear fluffy bunny tails too.
Again the supermarkets also stock lots of different types of easter egg hunt baskets during the run-up to Easter. I quite like traditional little wicker ones but we’ve also had some lovely felt ones that have been very practical and easy for the children to carry. Children definitely need something to carry all the goodies they find, just make sure it isn’t too flimsy or impractical!
Eggs & Easter Treats
Of course, no Easter egg hunt would be complete without some chocolate eggs to find. Although there does increasingly seem to be a trend of giving non-chocolate Easter treats to little ones, with lots favouring Easter baskets as a lovely alternative.
I’ve also noticed the rise of empty and fillable plastic eggs for Easter egg hunts. However, I do think that chocolate eggs are half the fun of an Easter egg hunt, and I think a six-year-old me would have been horrified and very confused at finding a plastic egg instead of a chocolate one.
But like any parent, I do inwardly groan when the little lady is inundated with chocolate, so our Easter egg hunt will be a combination of yummy chocolate eggs and a few surprise toy treats.
Are you planning an Easter egg hunt this year for your little ones, have you planned Easter egg hunts in the past, or are you doing something completely different this year? What Easter tips would you share?