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How to host an Easter egg hunt for adults

Debbie Wolfe is a mom of two rambunctious boys, wife, and work-at-home mom from Georgia. In her free time (when there is such a thing), she is in the garden or hidden away reading the latest post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama! As interests,...

The kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun this Easter

I love Easter candy. It is, by far, superior to Halloween candy. Cream-filled chocolate eggs, fruity jelly beans and even marshmallow eggs get me excited for the coming of spring. 

Yep, I raid my kids' Easter basket every year — someone’s got to help them eat all those chocolate bunnies!

This year, why let the kiddos have all the fun? Let’s revamp the traditional egg hunt and make one just for grown-ups.


The kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun this Easter
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Setting the mood for your hunt is the first priority. Skip the pastel bunnies and plastic grass — we're not entertaining a bunch of kindergartners, right? For easy decor, do a simple tabletop using dyed eggs in clear vases or just dotted around the table. Empty mason jars make inexpensive, fun vases — especially filled with seasonal spring flowers like tulips and daffodils. Pop a few tea lights around the vases and you’re good to go.

More: Pretty Easter decorating ideas


The kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun this Easter
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The focus of your adult egg hunt party is the hunt itself, but you can't throw an event without feeding your guests. Just make sure to keep the food simple since everyone will spend most of their time on the hunt. Make it buffet style so your guests can serve themselves. Go for a springy brunch spread and serve a variety of foods so there's something for everyone. Consider foods like fresh fruits, muffins, quiche, wings, finger sandwiches and mini waffles. Don’t forget beverages like OJ, coffee and water to keep guests hydrated while they're running around.


The kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun this Easter
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We all know egg hunts can go fast, so you're going to need to come up with some activities to fill the time. Get the party started with a few games you played as a kid. This is a perfect opportunity for your guests to bring out their inner child without worrying about looking silly. Pin the tail on the bunny, egg toss, freeze tag and Frisbee are some games to get the blood flowing for the big hunt.

The Egg Hunt

The kids aren't the only ones who should be having fun this Easter
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What do you fill eggs with for adults? Candy works, but we all know that a little sugar goes a long way once you hit your 20s. Here’s a list of some non-candy fillers to put in plastic eggs:

  • costume jewelry
  • funny fortune slips
  • nail polish
  • confetti
  • movie tickets
  • lottery tickets
  • coupons
  • money (like $1 coins)
  • Chapstick
  • tea bags
  • gum
  • vouchers for larger prizes

Make a few special eggs that hold bigger prizes. One idea for the grand prize is a coupon for a gift basket filled with goodies.

Make it more competitive

When you host an egg hunt for kiddos, it needs to be easy and very doable. Fortunately, this is not the case with an egg hunt for grown-ups. Say good-bye to the bright pink eggs in plain sight on the sidewalk. When there are adults on the hunt, make those hidden gems hard to find and hard to get. Make sure every egg is well camouflaged, and put a couple in high or otherwise hard-to-reach places. To make things more competitive, set a time limit, or award prizes for the most found eggs.

Once everyone is done egg hunting, celebrate over a slice of cake. You’ll have a wait-list for your next adult hunt!

This post was sponsored by Lindt GOLD BUNNY.

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