Thank you to Personal Creations for sponsoring our family’s Easter Egg Hunt. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. #EasterSmiles
One of my family’s favorite Easter traditions is our annual Easter egg hunt. The kids are practically giddy with excitement the day of the hunt, and they love finding and collecting all of the eggs that have been hidden for them. Today I’m going to share one of our Easter egg hunts with you, along with some Easter egg hunt tips to help make your hunt a success!
We always hide plastic eggs and fill them with candy, as well as non-candy items. Small chocolate, candy, coins, kids’ play jewelry, small toys, stickers, and play dough are all great filler choices that fit well inside plastic eggs and that kids will love! You can also hide larger items, too, and put tags on them with names.
To welcome everyone to the hunt, I ordered a colorful personalized Happy Spring Garden Flag that says “Welcome” and “The Russells” in cursive underneath. I love the pretty spring colors of the flag and the fact that it has our name on it is pretty cool. I ordered the flag with a stake, so it came with a metal stake that is easy to place right into the ground to make it stand.
This year we ordered our Easter Baskets from Personal Creations, an amazing online retailer that has all kinds of cute gifts for the holidays and special occasions. All of the items can be personalized, too, which I love!
I also ordered four All-In-One Easter Baskets that came with an adorable personalized basket lining (there are eight styles to choose from) that had each child’s name embroidered on it. I have been on the hunt for new Easter Baskets for a few years now, but just hadn’t found any baskets that I loved that would last from year to year. That is, until now. My kids were SO excited when they saw their new baskets with their names on them! They are sturdy and will be used for many years to come.
Our Premium All-In-One Baskets came filled with an adorable plush bunny, a 4 oz. chocolate bunny in a box, a box of Peeps, and bags of jelly beans, colorful foiled eggs, cute mini chocolate bunnies, sugared gummy bunnies, sprinkle pretzels, and a bag of paper grass filler. The basket would make a perfect gift for Easter morning!
Because I was doing an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos, I emptied the baskets out beforehand and used the smaller candy to fill the eggs with for the Easter egg hunt. I love the variety of candy that came with the baskets!
Before the hunt I gave each child their plush bunny to hunt with. My toddler son couldn’t stop hugging and kissing his new friend!
I hid the larger boxed chocolate bunnies with their names on them, as well as the boxes of Peeps and the sprinkle pretzels. Then I hid all of the filled eggs around the yard.
One of the things I do every year before our hunt is to count all of the eggs beforehand. I can’t stress enough the importance of this! Be sure to double count the amount of filled eggs that you will be hiding. Once my toddler son found an old egg filled with candy that had sat out in the hot sun and the pouring rain for months after Easter and he tried to eat it! When you count the eggs before and after the hunt, you are ensuring that the Easter eggs are all found.
I also divide the total amount of eggs by how many kids are hunting, so I know approximately how many eggs each child should get. Some years I tell the kids they can only hunt for that many eggs and then they need to stop and let the other kids have a turn. Other years I just let them go for it, and then have them share their eggs with anyone that didn’t get as many. My kids are usually pretty good about sharing so this has worked well for us.
For the younger kids, I hid the eggs in fairly easy spots- scattered in the grass, in low plants, and in plain sight.
For the older kids, I hid some eggs in the trees, inside bushes, hiding behind items in the yard, and out of plain sight. This way my younger kids don’t get frustrated, and my older kids have more of a challenge and don’t find the eggs quite as quickly.
After each child has counted their eggs and we add them up to make sure that we’ve found each one, the kids sit down and open up each egg.
They love to see what’s inside, and then dump all of their “bootie” into their baskets. I have them put their empty plastic eggs in plastic bags so that we can use them again for next year’s hunt.
At the end of the hunt this year I surprised my family with two personalized Etched Easter Candy Jars– one for my husband, and one for the kids to share.
The kids’ jar says “Some Bunny Loves You! Happy Easter! XO, Mom” and my husband’s jar says “Some Bunny Loves You! Hugs & Kisses! XO, Laura”. I ordered the glass jars with jelly beans to put inside, which was pretty exciting for my family, and made the jars bright and colorful.
I love that we have this special tradition for our family for Easter, and I know that our kids will treasure these fun memories when they are older and have children of their own.
If you are looking for adorable Easter Baskets, decorations, or gifts for Easter or any special occasion, be sure to check out Personal Creations. They definitely have something for everyone, and I have had great experiences with them!
What are some of your favorite family Easter traditions? I’d love to hear them!