Today I will host an Easter egg hunt for the kids in the close and some of Rachel's other friends, twelve kids in total I'm expecting. I must be mad, Or I'm still a big kid; take your pick. I can't wait, I think I'm almost as excited as Rachel in fact. It's the joy of being able to get families together and celebrate Easter, especially in all this sunshine we've got.
Now don't get all over-impressed and think I'm a kids party planner extraordinaire, I'm not. Although I do love planning; any excuse and all that. This is nothing complicated; just homemade masks, baskets and a few signs, a stash of eggs and the vital ingredient: super excited kids!
So if you fancy doing the same, heres the equipment and eggs we are using:
- Easter eggs - small
- Easter eggs - tiny
- Easter chicks
- 6 locations hidden but not impossibly
- A few cardboard signs with clues
- A mask for each child - they'll make their own before they start
- a homemade basket for each child
- a few willing adults to shepherd and break up any arguments over eggs
Oh and my top tips from previous experiences with under 7 year olds. Have a few locations which each have one type/size of egg. The rules are then simple; find the stash and quietly put ONE in your basket. Yes, I prefer to avoid the tears when all the eggs are found by only the oldest egg-hunters.
Watch this space for photos after the event. Happy Easter everyone.