How to Properly Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are fun for all involved -- the players and the organizers. // Image source:
Easter egg hunts are fun for all involved — the players and the organizers. // Image source:

Easter egg hunts can be fun for both adults and children alike. The trick to an amazing time is to know how to plan the event properly. For those who aren’t sure of how to do that or aren’t very experienced when it comes to organizing Easter egg hunts, then here are some tips that should help out greatly. Next thing you know, they’ll want you to organize these on an annual basis!

Decide the time and the date

This is obviously very basic; decide on when the hunt will take place as well as the exact time that it will begin. Remember that hunting for eggs will not be the only thing that people would want to do during Easter; they would like to spend time with family and attend gatherings. One good suggestion would be to choose the day before Easter itself. A good time to hunt for eggs would be either in the afternoon or late in the morning.

Be mindful of age groups

When throwing a party with Easter egg hunts, it is always important to remember the age group of your guests. Little children might not be able to reach for places that the older kids could easily reach. Each age group come with their own limitations, so be sure to take all of that into consideration when planning out the hunt.

Location, location, location . . .

The location is one of the most important things to take into consideration. For those that are planning to conduct the game in common outdoor areas such as a lawn or a yard, make sure there is an appropriate back up plan in the event that the weather turns sour. If your hunt involves the whole neighborhood, then it would be worth spreading the game over several yards. If it is possible, maybe a hunt in your local park would be the better option. If the location is indoors, then make sure the location of the eggs are chosen carefully so the furniture and other things inside are not going to be incredibly disorganized once the game finishes.

Set boundaries

The participants should be aware of what is okay and what is not okay. This can be location based or this could be behavior based. There may be certain places that you should mark as off limits and all the same, there should be certain things that the participants must not do, such as disorganizing furniture if your game is set indoors. The boundaries do not have to be too limiting; just enough to keep things organized and fun.

Don’t forget the prizes

As the ultimate motivator, having cool prizes waiting for the winner should be a must. To make things even more interesting, perhaps the prizes can be part of the hunt instead. An example of this would be a specially designed egg. Be creative with the prizes and you should have sufficient motivation for those involved.


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