Easter is literally just around the corner and I am full on determined to not let it be boring even though I’m grown up and going to college six hours away from my family. Easter is one of the (if not the most) beautiful holidays to celebrate. What the holiday means for me as Christian is enough for me to cherish this holiday above all others. But also, in terms of fun holidays, Easter has always been right up there with Christmas. Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, what’s not to love?
The sad thing is….
A lot of people think that Easter is just for children. I was almost willing to accept that until I found out my boyfriend (who was not my boyfriend at the time) never celebrated Easter as a child. He had no experience hunting eggs, opening up baskets, or devouring chocolate eggs filled with coconut. And then I realized that as his (prospective) girlfriend, it was kind of my responsibility to make Easter special for him. And then I decided I would surprise him with an Easter basket and an adult Easter egg hunt. Want to know what happened? He asked me out the very next day. Ever since then we’ve been throwing each other Easter egg hunts (a little more romantic than the first). Not only is it a super fun idea, it also can be something really sweet and romantic.
This year we decided to invite some friends so, we’re planning on having a fun adult Easter egg hunt. If this sounds like something you would consider fun, keep reading for some more ideas.
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How to Throw an Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Step 1. Figure out who you are having the Easter egg hunt for
Will it be for your friends, family, love interest? The more you know about who is coming the more you can personalize it and make it more special. You also need to know how many people are coming so you can get a rough estimate of how many eggs you’ll need.
Step 2. Get the supplies
This part is so fun! You’re going to obviously need empty Easter eggs. And then, of course, things to put in them. The list of adult Easter egg fillers is seriously endless. You know your boyfriend/spouse/friends better than anyone else. Think about what their hobbies and I’m sure you can figure out some cool things they’d love to find in an egg! Here are some of my own ideas
Mini Bath Bombs
Vacation Tickets – out of my college student budget, but in my heart is a Sandals & Beach Resorts Vacation. I’m sure my boyfriend will surprise me with this one day whenever we both graduate and have jobs. (Hint Hint, Andy)
Cash/Coins – When I was younger my brother didn’t like candy so my family always put coins in the Easter eggs and then just put extra candy in my basket. So putting coins in the eggs is kind of a sentimental tradition for me.
Certificate for a bigger gift or MY NEW FAVORITE IDEA: Hide giant Easter eggs with bigger prizes in them. You can get giant Easter eggs on Amazon, I think it’s the coolest thing sliced bread. Kids will love giant Easter eggs AND adults will love them.
Mini scented candle
Pictures you’ve taken together
Souvenirs from a place you’ve been to
Homemade love coupons – Love coupons are a great way to show your special someone you A. care about them and B. know what they like. I made some super cute love coupon printable for my boyfriend. You can sign up below or click here to get them.
Step 3. Hide the eggs
If you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt with your friends this is something to do in advance. When I first did one for my boyfriend I had him stay in his bedroom while I hid the eggs around the inside of his apartment. That’s probably something you would have to do after your married. Or maybe if you get home from work before your spouse does then you could use that time.
Step 4. Set the rules
Are the rules going to find as many eggs as you can, or everybody finds a certain amount and then quits? It was so easy doing this for my boyfriend because he was the only one looking. I made a rule that he couldn’t get his Easter basket until finding the eggs.
Step 5. Have a special prize
This part is totally optional! But to make it an even more special event you could have a prize. I gave my boyfriend his Easter basket after he found all the eggs. I made it a surprise too. So after he finished hunting I told him there was more and his eyes got so big. So this is definitely a way to make the day even more special. If you’re having friends over you could make it like a contest. Whoever finds a special egg gets the prize.
Step 6. Have refreshments
An adult Easter egg hunt is fun and all. But there is nothing worse than a party or special event that doesn’t have good food and drinks. Make your egg hunt even more special by having nice refreshments. You could do an egg theme and have angel eggs, egg salad sandwiches, fruit, and punch, or you could have a full meal. If you really don’t want to cook, try making plans to go out before or after the hunt. But make sure to have plenty of beverages. Hunting eggs can make you really thirsty!
Step 7. Take lots of pictures and videos
You are going to have a ton of fun and make lots of great memories! Make sure you record some of it. I followed my boyfriend around with an iPhone the whole time during his first hunt. I videotaped everything and we look back on it as a special memory. So break out your iPhones, video recorders, cameras and make memories! This would be a great time to use an Instax Camera and get memorable photos printed out right away.
By the way, this is by no means in place of a children’s Easter egg hunt. If you have kids, by all means, have one for them too! But this is definitely something special you could turn into a grown-up version. Also, if you’re wondering why my boyfriend never celebrated Easter, it’s because he is from China. Easter isn’t really a holiday that is celebrated there. Just like I introduced him to Easter, he introduced me to some Chinese holidays. If you want to know more about that, check out this post on Chinese New Year, which is the biggest holiday in China.
Do you have any fun Easter traditions? How about adult specific Easter traditions? Share in the comments. Have you ever hosted an adult Easter egg hunt? I love getting new ideas for how to celebrate!