The whole family will love these egg-citing hunts.
One of our favorite Easter traditions, the Easter egg hunt is a great way to celebrate the holiday with your friends and family. Whether you're throwing a fancy garden party or a laid-back gathering this Easter, we’ve found creative egg hunt ideas to make the big search exciting for everyone. From egg hunts with smartphones to eggs tied to balloons, we’ve rounded up tons of options for babies, toddlers, teens, and even adults. So dye your eggs and decorate your baskets. Happy hunting!
Elegant Easter Bags
Easter Egg Hunt Clues
As your kids get older, make Easter morning more exciting by challenging them to a scavenger hunt to find their basket of goodies.
Bunny Easter Eggs
Put an even cuter spin on your eggs by drawing an adorable bunny face on them using a Sharpie.
Carrot Bubble Wands
These adorable DIY bubble wands will have everyone in the Easter spirit.
Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs
Make your egg hunt sustainable this year (and every year!) with these DIY wooden eggs.
Eggs in Bloom
QR Codes and Smartphones
The teens (and honestly, the grown-ups too) will definitely be excited about this high-tech twist on the classic egg hunt.
Egg Hunt Checklist
There can be so much more to the search than simply collecting eggs. Ask participants to locate flowers, backyard creatures, and eggs in a specific variety of colors.
Easter Bunny Trail
Leave the eggs out in plain sight for younger kids and lay them out in a trail so they lead to Easter baskets.
Give your little ones bunny crowns to wear as they search for eggs.
Eggs with a Special Reward Inside
Candy doesn't have to be the egg huntprize. Opt for "privilege" notes instead, which offers children special time with mom and dad, an extra 15 minutes before bedtime, or the last slice of pie.
Before the hunt, place egg crates on the kids' table and encourage participants to bring them to the starting line. The first person to fill every egg slot wins something extra special. The last hot-cross bun, perhaps...
Perfect for the littlest egg hunters, using balloons as markers makes finding eggs (and yummy treats) a breeze.
The Golden Egg
Even if you're dedicated to a more traditional hunt, throwing a special egg into the mix can't hurt. Whoever finds the golden egg wins serious bragging rights — and an extra special treat.
If you favor the untraditional, consider hanging egg poppers from a tree. Give each child a specific color and telling them to pull, twist and pop to their hearts' content. Another bonus: Don't these colorful eggs look like candy?
Give little clues in the form of these adorable (and free!) printables. Simply mount them on a stick and stick them into the ground where necessary.
Crack the Egg Hunt
Feeling really ambitious this year? This one will take some time and planning, but it will have the kids in true detective mode. Roll up clues inside hollowed out eggs (we're talking about the real kind!) by poking a hole in the base of the egg with a needle. Hide the eggs and tell kids to crack them when they find them to receive their next clue, which will lead them to the next egg. How fun is that?
Set up a quick and easy photo booth to capture family moments during the egg hunt. Place a bunch in front of a pretty tree, hang paper flowers, and offer guests props like these elegant picture frames. Now strike a pose!
Garden Party Invite
If you're feeling fancy this year, consider creating a formal egg hunt invitation. Throw a garden party and encourage everyone (little ones included!) to dress in their Sunday best. It'll make the egg hunt feel much more special this year.
Incorporate any extra Easter eggs into your decor with this festive garland. You could even have participants make the garland as a fun post-hunt activity.