How to Throw an Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-Ups Slideshow
How to Throw an Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-Ups
Decorate With Intent
When decorating for Easter, think cleverly about how your centerpieces, bunnies, chicks, and baskets can double as secret hiding spots for your eggs. Consider buying big, hollow plastic bunnies that look like any ol’ decoration but double as a vessel for plastic eggs; or big stuffed sheep that look innocent but house hidden treasure.
Fill the Eggs With Cooler Items
Sure, Easter candy is fine and dandy, but there are plenty of better things to stuff eggs with when you don’t have to worry about age-appropriateness. Instead of (or in addition to) jelly beans, roasted nuts, and M&Ms, fill your Easter eggs with mini bottles of liquor, nail polish, lottery tickets, and money.
Include a Golden Egg
Take a page from a special kids’ Easter egg hunt tradition, and hide one larger, golden egg that contains a special prize (or a coupon for a special prize). The lucky duck who finds the golden egg can get a cash prize, an Easter decoration, or a giant bottle of booze.
Hide the Eggs Really Well
Anyone who has attended an Easter egg hunt knows that the game can start and then end in an instant. Resolve this issue by hiding your eggs really, really well. We’re talking holes in the ground, deep in the hedges, and high up in trees. There will be no eggs in the grass at this hunt!
Turn the Event Into a Drinking Game
Everything is better with booze, right? Turn your Easter egg hunt into a drinking game with ease. When your friends find one of the eggs with a mini bottle of alcohol in it, they need to take the shot. You can also fill some eggs with Jell-O shots to really get the party rolling.
Amp Up the Competition
A children’s Easter egg hunt can’t really crown a “winner,” for fear of tantrums or cries of unfairness. But for your hunt, the game is on! Keep a running tally of all the eggs, and whoever finds the most or finds the most difficult can take home an ultimate prize, like an Easter basket stuffed with goodies.