If you’re over the standard Easter morning egg hunt with your family, why not try involving the whole neighborhood? Organizing a community-wide hunt will get all the kids in the neighborhood excited and will add a little more competitiveness to the event!
Before organizing your first neighborhood Easter egg hunt, keep these things in mind:
Send out easter egg hunt invites a couple weeks before
Invite everyone in the neighborhood to a little shin-dig in your front or backyard. While most people do travel for the holiday, many don’t have plans the Saturday afternoon before Easter. Check out our favorite Online Easter Invitations here!
Kids don’t care about what is inside the eggs
Don’t stress yourself trying to fill each egg with candy or something fun. They’ll simply love the hunt for them! This way, it’s much easier to keep the eggs and reuse them for the following year.
Offer snacks to share ahead of time, and ask your fellow neighbors to pick a dish or treat to contribute. Here are some ideas:
- Salty Snacks
- Beer & wine (for parents!)
- Sidewalk Chalk
Hide the eggs
The day of the Egg Hunt, have some neighbors help you hide some eggs. Try to hide at least 8 per kid! Kids under 3 will need them in pretty simple “hiding” places.
Hunt & enjoy
Once all of the neighbors have arrived, get your cameras ready so the kids can hunt! You can break up the “search” by age group or just let them all go at it at once. Enjoy and distribute the treats, and be sure to get your eggs back for next year!
What are your Easter Egg Hunt traditions? Share them below!