Gather your family and friends for an egg-cellent Easter weekend event!

An Easter egg hunt provides all the essential elements for a great holiday tradition: candy, competition and, most importantly, quality time together. To get the party hopping, we put together a checklist with some eggstra ideas your whole family can enjoy this Easter weekend.

Check out these clever ideas for egg fillers, decorations and simple snacks (grab a Chick-fil-A party platter to save time in the kitchen).

Get a hop on the basics:

  • Gather Easter baskets and crinkle paper or Easter grass
  • Purchase plastic, fillable eggs
  • Fill plastic eggs with candy and other prizes. Personalized coupons and fun notes are also great egg fillers. Try these on for size!
  • "This coupon is good for a movie night of your choice."
  • "Grab a friend and bunny hop for 15 seconds."
  • "Tell someone your ‘bunniest’ joke."
  • Prepare snacks in advance
  • Set the table
  • Gather flowers and greenery from your yard (or local flower shop) for a homegrown centerpiece.
  • Organize and hide the eggs for an Easter egg hunt that's fun for all ages
  • Organize plastic eggs and egg stuffers based on age groups (toddlers, kids and teens).
  • Designate spots for each age group and hide eggs according to age ability level.
  • Keep count of how many eggs you hide in each section to track coupon- and prize-winners. An added bonus, this step will help you from discovering mystery eggs in the weeks to come!
  • Establish egg hunt ground rules like no pushing or opening the eggs until all eggs are found.
  •  Have fun! 

Eggstra ideas to make your party pop:

  • Make Bunny-Tail Trail Mix by combining the following:
  • Pretzels
  • M&M candies
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Honey-roasted peanuts
  • Tiny marshmallows
  • Egg-centuate your décor with an Easter theme:
  • Cut out Easter shapes and string them together for a festive garland.
  • Use the garland as a backdrop for a photo booth with props like bunny ears.
  • Draw bunny footprints in chalk on your front walk to make a fun first impression.
  • Create carrot-shaped silverware bundles by wrapping green plastic utensils in orange napkins.

 Use this party-planning checklist to throw an Easter egg hunt that's fun for all! Invite others to join your eggs-cursion but make sure they know this event is BYOB - bring your own basket!

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