Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

This year, my extended family is not getting together for Good Friday like we typically do. As I found myself with this holiday open and available, I was inspired to organize an Easter gathering for my daughter’s friends in place of our usual extended family gathering on Good Friday! I figured that if my family was free on Good Friday, some other families might be too, and this could be a fun opportunity to get the kids together!

So, I started planning to host an Easter Egg hunt for my kids’ friends at our house! Here are a few simple steps to begin planning your own Easter Egg Hunt!

Pick a day and time

Choose a day near Easter that makes sense for your family depending on your availability, your child’s Spring Break, and other family commitments surrounding Easter. The gathering doesn’t have to last all day, so block out 2-3 hours of your morning or afternoon to devote to hosting an Easter party!

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

Text out an invite

As I said earlier, other families may be more free and available than you think. Don’t assume that all families have plans for every holiday! Text out an invitation to the parents of kids that you and your child would like to invite. Some may be busy, but others may be so thankful to have an invitation to do something with friends that day! A simple text invite is great, or you can attempt to be fancy by making an invite on Canva! 🙂 Remind your guests to bring an Easter basket!

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

 

Fill Easter Eggs

For an Easter Egg hunt, you will need plenty of easter eggs, of course! Plan for each child to collect at least 10-20 eggs. Fill plastic eggs with items such as Easter candy, coins, stickers, temporary tattoos, small toys, etc.! Your guests may be willing to help contribute filled plastic eggs as well! Also, involve your child in this process! My 4-year-old daughter loved helping me fill the plastic eggs for her friends!

 

Egg Hunt Rules

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

Set rules for your egg hunt to ensure that the hunt is fun and fair for all ages. One rule may be that children can collect up to 20 eggs, and when they have 20, they should start helping the babies and smaller kids find up to 20 eggs! Another idea is to draw a small star with Sharpie on a portion of the eggs. The starred eggs would be for babies and toddlers only. This will ensure that the big kids don’t accidentally find all the eggs too fast! 🙂

Other Activities 

Easter Eggstravaganza :: How To Host An Easter Egg Hunt For Kids At Home

After your hunt, the kids will enjoy opening up their plastic eggs to discover the goodies inside! Have a few other Easter or Spring activities planned for the kids to enjoy together, such as dyeing eggs, painting eggs, blowing bubbles, drawing with chalk, or simply playing outside together! 

Snacks

I always recommend snacks for any kind of playdate or gathering! Individual bags of chips, crackers, popcorn, or cookies are always easy! You may choose to make something festive such as Easter cupcakes, hot-cross buns, or cinnamon rolls! Don’t forget individual juices or drinks to make it easy to pass out to the kiddos!

Try something new this Easter and host an Easter Egg Hunt at your home! Your child will love making holiday memories with their friends, and who knows, it may become a yearly tradition! 🙂

Allison Gregory-Graff
Allison is a mom to two precious girls, Leigh and Rhylan, and a wife to Ian. They live together in Lafayette, Louisiana. Allison graduated from UL in Elementary Education, and has been working in the education system since 2013. Her daughters are constantly teaching her that motherhood is the greatest and most challenging gift that she will spend a lifetime trying to figure out. You can frequently find Allison arranging play dates (and mom dates) for herself and her girls, drinking coffee, reading, trying to squeeze in time for a creative outlet, and enjoying her husband’s cooking!

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