When it comes to Easter, why should the kids get to have all the fun?! We’ve got just what you need to safely gather with a small group of friends and host the best adult Easter egg hunt. Not only do we share some fun activities, but our party professionals have compiled a list of ideas on how to host the ultimate Easter celebration. Whether you choose to just celebrate with your own household or decide to have a small gathering with those in your pod, here are some ideas on how to make Easter fun for everyone, not just the kids...
Create the perfect adult Easter egg hunt
Decorate with flowers
Transform your space for an adult Easter celebration by adding some festive decorations. Instead of going out and buying bunny figurines or decorative egg-filled centerpieces, embrace the beauty of spring and go with something better for the planet by creating a stunning flower arrangement in pretty pastel colors. If you desire a little more Easter-themed décor, try making these adorable bunny craft ideas.
Serve a delicious brunch
Start the festivities with a scrumptious brunch spread. These chocolate waffles are one of our favorites for Easter morning. Add a couple of bowls of fresh fruit, homemade whipped cream, and some chocolate sauce or salted caramel sauce and you’ve got yourself a pretty impressive waffle bar.
Complete your brunch offerings with boozy brunch cocktails. Classics like Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are always a hit. But, don’t be afraid to switch things up and offer something different like a refreshing St. Germain Spritz or Apple Bees Knees cocktail. Looking for some non-alcoholic options? This raspberry lime cocktail would be a great addition to the lineup!
Add some fun games
Get everyone energized and excited with some pre-adult Easter egg hunt activities. Whether you choose to decorate eggs, do the tried and true egg toss, or set up some fun spring lawn games, your guests are guaranteed to get in the spirit.
What to put inside Easter eggs for adults
The best part of an Easter treasure hunt is all the surprises you discover inside the eggs. Here is a list of ideas of what you can stuff inside Easter eggs for adults:
- Gourmet chocolate eggs (a favorite that everyone loves) - Jewelry (a cute pair of earrings or a necklace made by a local artisan) - Gift Cards to a local coffee shop or book store - Money or Lottery Tickets - Pocket stones, magnets, or Netsuke - Nostalgic Toys (matchbox cars, playdough, plastic dinosaurs, bouncy balls) - Mini flashlights, screwdrivers, or all-in-one pocket tools - Travel-sized beverages (K-cups, tea bags, or nips of alcohol)
Make it more interesting by doing a themed adult Easter egg hunt. For example, if you are hosting an Easter brunch with your girlfriends, fill your eggs with everything they need to have an at-home spa day (nail polish, bath bombs, facemasks, perfume, and sample-sized beauty products).
If you are celebrating with just your family, let your kids get involved. Reverse the roles and let the kids choose what to put inside and then let them hide the eggs. Then they can have fun watching the adults hunt for the prizes.
Make the hunt more challenging
Looking to add some extra excitement to your adult Easter egg hunt? Try setting up challenge stations throughout the yard. At the sound of a whistle, guests must stop hunting for eggs and complete a minute to win it game before continuing on with their hunt. Since this year's gathering will be small, try making your egg hunt into a treasure hunt. Tuck clues inside each egg, so that they have to follow a trail of hints to find the goodies.
Hunt for craft beer
This idea came from one of our Instagram friends. Every year they take a collection of their favorite craft brews and have an “egg dyeing” party where they decorate the cans with brightly-colored paint. On Easter morning, the cans of beer are hidden like Easter eggs throughout their farm for the grown-ups to find. To make it even more adventurous, try hosting a nighttime adult Easter egg hunt. Paint your craft beer cans with glow-in-the-dark paint before hiding them throughout the yard.
Make your adult Easter egg hunt more exciting by encouraging some friendly competition. Give out an award to the guest that collects the most eggs or hide a special golden egg and give a prize to the lucky hunter that finds it. A gourmet Easter basket, a giant chocolate bunny, a bottle of fine wine, or a gift card to a local restaurant all make enticing rewards.
Let them eat cake
End your party on a sweet note! Carrot cake is an Easter classic. This incredibly tasty dessert offers a twist by swapping out the traditional raisins for chunks of maple caramel filled dark chocolate and peanut butter filled milk chocolate. Oh my yum!
Easter is right around the corner, so now is the time to host an adult Easter celebration that everyone can enjoy. Have a creative idea for an adult Easter egg hunt? Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram @LCChocolates and tag it #thehuntison. Happy Easter!