With Easter just around the corner, many of us will be looking for ways to celebrate safely as restrictions hopefully start to lift and allow for small outdoor gatherings. What better way than an Easter egg hunt? These Easter egg hunt ideas for adults and kids will prove that Easter isn’t just for children, and can be enjoyed by friends and family alike.
Here are our Easter egg hunt ideas that will help make this Easter one to remember. Helpful tip for all of these ideas: make sure you’re stocked up on hand sanitizer! All of these ideas can be adjusted to work in such a way that whether or not restrictions are lifted in your area for outdoor activities, you can enjoy safely - even if it’s just with your own household or support bubble.
Up the stakes this Easter with a golden ticket. Fill all of your Easter eggs as you normally would (with sweets or chocolate, etc.), and fill a single egg with a golden ticket. This golden ticket can be redeemed for a larger prize, such as a bottle of champagne, a voucher, or even a mini break when restrictions are lifted. This is a great way to bring a bit of extra competition to your hunt, and add to the excitement- especially for the grown ups.
Make this year’s Easter egg hunt more challenging by hosting it at night. You can put LED tea lights in your Easter eggs to achieve a glow in the dark effect, or there are various glow sticks available online to put in your eggs. Alternatively, placing lanterns around the garden can guide guests to find hidden eggs. This is the ideal Easter egg hunt for adults with younger children, as the children can be in bed before it starts.
Definitely one for adults only! Fill your Easter eggs with small bottles of alcohol for your guests to find. Have various cocktail ingredients ready for the end of the hunt, and encourage your guests to make their own cocktails. To add to the fun, include notes in some of the eggs with challenges for your guests to complete at the end of the hunt- such as ‘Never Have I Ever’.
A technological spin on your average Easter egg hunt. Print out QR codes and stick them around your garden, your guests can then scan these using their phone cameras. These could link to funny photos and videos, or vouchers for small amounts. (There are various sites and apps that can generate QR codes for you- so no knowledge required!) This is a great way to make sure you and your guests are staying safe as there is no handling of eggs required.
Still want to get the kids involved? If your group includes children, have them fill and hide the eggs and then let the adults hunt. The children will enjoy watching the adults hunt for eggs, and can also provide hints on where eggs may be (playing games where they tell the adults if they are hot or cold will certainly add to the fun) This is a great way to get all the family involved, and still enjoy some prizes for yourself.