Easter is right around the corner and many counties within the Northwest region are still in the process of fully reopening. This means that regular annual Easter events are still being placed on hold until next year but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun as a family. There are plenty of ideas for creating an Easter to remember.
Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Who says you can’t have an Easter egg hunt in the dark! This type of egg hunt can be a hit for the entire family. Of course, you’ll have to wait until it gets dark enough as much of the glow-in-the-dark products only work best in the blackest of night but once the sun finally does go down you can let the kids loose to have a blast. For this hunt, you will want to either buy plastic eggs that glow in the dark or insert mini glow sticks inside along with egg fillers. Another idea is to place battery-operated tea lights inside the plastic eggs but because these will take up more space you will need larger plastic eggs. Glow paint is another idea for creating that luminous glow but will take more time to prepare as this will need to dry.
Get The Neighbors In On The Fun
Parks and event spaces may be closed this Easter but you can still enjoy community by inviting your neighbors for a neighborhood egg hunt! Having a neighborhood easter egg hunt is a great way to connect with old and new neighbors and even make new friends. With the current season of Covid you can have these hunts outside where there will be plenty of space and fresh air for people to move around. If neighbors are willing, you can temporarily close off the streets where eggs can be scattered as well as use front yards as a place to hide all the eggs. Have each family provide filled plastic eggs and help with hiding them before the kids come out to fill their baskets. This way everyone is contributing their share of the work which will make for a fun, convenient and enjoyable experience.
Adult Easter Hunt
Adult easter hunts are becoming quite the hit. Afterall, parents like to have fun too! There are all sorts of ideas that can have you getting creative. One of our favorites is booze on a stick. Taping mini bottles of liquor on a stick that can be inserted into various areas of the yard will have all the adults wanting to participate. Large candy bars work well with this idea too and don’t think that you can’t hide actual easter eggs. Filling eggs with the same goodies you give your kids is still a big hit for the adults. Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? You can even hide a golden egg with an extra special prize like cash or gift cards. Whatever you decide to do, make the most of it. It’s important to have fun!
Have you ever heard of the egg relay race? That’s just one idea that pops into our minds when we think of easter inspired games. Incorporating easter games into the day is a great way to extend all the fun! Egg hunts can go rather quickly and with all the time you spend filling plastic eggs or making them yourselves its worth getting the most out of your time. You can incorporate games before or after the egg hunt or even inbetween if you have a few planned. Gathering family, friends and/or neighbors will make it even better. The more the merrier! For an egg relay race you can shoot for the old fashion way on the spoon or try rolling a raw egg with your nose past a finish line. Marshmallow peeps and shaving cream is a whole other level of fun. Teams can take turns trying to throw peeps on their teammates heads who are covered in shaving cream making the peeps stick. Of course, wearing a shower cap to keep this messy game somewhat clean is recommended. How about the chicken drop game? This game can work with partners or as a relay. Each player will hold a plastic egg in between their legs and walk across to an empty basket where they will have to drop the egg in without using their hands. Players who make the most into their basket, wins! There are so many ideas out there, you’ll be sure to have fun.
However you celebrate Easter, we sure hope you have a great time enjoying family and friends.