All week we have been posting ways that you can share Easter with others but most of them were centered around kids. Never fear, Easter can be fun for adults too! Several years ago my sister, Stephanie (one of our contributors) came up with a great party idea when she and her husband were newly married but without children. She invited their friends over for a grown up moonlight Easter egg hunt and it has continued as tradition in our family each year! It is SO much fun. And its really easy to put together.
This idea is also perfect for those of you out there that only have teenagers in the house. They will love this too.
How it works:
Invite your most competitive friends over for a late night Easter Egg hunt. I was worried people would think it sounded silly but you’d be surprised at how many people get super excited about it!
Look up when it gets dark in your area and plan the party to begin after that. Remember to hide the eggs earlier in the evening so you can make note where they are all hidden. And if its hot where you are be careful of filling the eggs with chocolate.
To make things a little harder then your average egg hunt we assign each person a color they have to find and the number of them that we hid. My sister recommends using brightly colored eggs as opposed to the pastels because at night it can be hard to see the differences in color.
I know we call it a moonlight egg hunt, it just sounds more romantic that way, but really we like to hand out flashlights to everyone to look for their eggs. You might want to warn your neighbors about what you are doing so they don’t worry when they see people surrounding your home with flashlights!
Add some gold or silver prize eggs to the hunt that contain bigger prizes. Maybe its a gift card or some really nice chocolate, either way it adds a lot of fun! You could also have a prize for the person who finds all their colored eggs fastest.
Have you heard of Cascarones? They are egg shells filled with confetti. Here in San Antonio they are really popular at fiesta. But you can find them in most stores at around Easter now. It’s a tradition to break them on your friends head for good luck. We like to add them to the hunt. If you find one you can break it over someones head and steal an egg from their basket. People will run around looking for who has the prize eggs and its a lot of fun.
That is it for the hunt! I recommend having some savory snacks for after since everyone will already have lots of sugar! And bottles of water near the front door if anyone gets thirsty during the hunt.
What do you think? Would you ever host a grown up egg hunt? Would you want to attend one?
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