Tips to Throw the Perfect Egg Hunt

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My family hosts a family Easter egg hunt every year. Everyone in the family is invited on mine and my husband's sides. It is an awesome celebration that brings our entire family together. I started this tradition the year my son was born. I had been wanting to make sure this was an annual tradition that combined our family and my son was only a few weeks old on his first Easter so everyone decided to come to my house so we didn't have to travel far.

The fun thing about this year is that we will have even more kids. And since all of the children are in different age groups, I have some tips to share to throw the perfect egg hunt gathering.

1. Set the Location. Whether you are planning this in your front yard or at a church, you need to make sure that everyone is clear on the hunting ground boundaries. That way no one is on a wild goose chase. Also make sure the area is clear of any potential hazards or debris.

2. Get a Head Count. Try to get a head count ahead of time and know how many kids are going to be coming to your egg hunt and plan to have at least ten to fifteen eggs per child.

3. Stock Up On Eggs. I like to snag a bunch of plastic eggs when they are on clearance after Easter. We also reuse our eggs from past years as well. And when we are hunting, we try to steer clear of hard boiled eggs.

4. Prepare Ahead. Stuff your eggs ahead of time. Whether you put candy, fruit snacks, or toys in each one, stuffing ten to fifteen eggs per child can be time consuming. If you want to make it easy on yourself, check out Finders Keepers TM . You can read more about them below.

5. Snag Some Extra Baskets. Or buckets, etc. Something that the kiddos can put their eggs in because although many may bring their own, one or two might forget.

6. Set Up Age Groups. Either plan to have a different egg hunt based on age (if you are going to have a lot of children) or have them find color coded eggs. 2 to 4 year olds hunt green eggs, 5 to 7 year olds hunt blue, etc. You don't want to have a three year old climbing up a tree and the eight year olds grabbing all of the easy ones on the ground.

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Yes, Easter isn't just about the bunny and egg hunts. My family and I take the opportunity to get our family together in any way. We attend church in the morning and we also invite anyone who would like to come with us. We have a cook out afterwards and enjoy time together while the kids enjoy hunting for eggs.

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  1. I definitely think it's important to set up the egg hunt so that little ones aren't at a disadvantage. These are fun ideas.

  2. Nice group of tips. Can't wait for Easter Sunday.

  3. I feel the same way about Easter! Yes, Easter isn't just about the bunny and egg hunts! We dress up, go to church together and all meet to eat a feast at the designated relatives home. Those are excellent tips for an Egg hunt! I really like the - Have a Special "Prized Egg" and the different age groups; even for our family’s kids! ��


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