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How to host an Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is around the corner! Your plans may have changed a little bit due to the need for social distancing but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your kids at home over Easter. Easter Egg hunts are so much for the kids, even the older ones and it is something we have done almost every year with our kids. Sometimes we have done it with friends but some years we have done it just with our kids. Both of them have been fun and  as long chocolate is the reward, the kids are happy.

Together with Fluffy the Cadbury Easter Bunny, we have put together some fun ideas for you to host an Easter Egg hunt in your own garden.

  1. Divide the garden. If you have a variety of ages hunting for eggs, set aside an area for the older kids and one for the smaller kids. Make the ones for the teens harder to find and the ones for the toddlers easier.
  2. Hide more than one egg in the same spot. Smaller kids naturally gravitate to the same spot, especially when one of them has found something. So, hide more than one egg in a spot, you can even put names onto each egg, so they know which ones is theirs.
  3. Don’t make it too easy. If you make the hunt to easy, even for the little ones, the hunt will be open quickly.
  4. Use clues or arrows. If you have kids who can read, write some clues for them to follow to find their eggs. A fun way to write the clues is to use a UV pen so they have to use a UV torch to see what they say.  For the younger ones, use arrows to guide them around the garden. You could also draw a map for the kids to use to find their eggs.
  5. It doesn’t have to all be chocolate. Think outside the box and get some fun Easter related crafts or toys for the kids to find so that they aren’t just collecting a whole lot of chocolate.
  6. Give them a basket or a reusable bag. Your kids will need something to keep the eggs in, give them their own little personalized basket or a reusable shopping bag.
  7. Keep a tally! Write down how many eggs you hid so that you can check that they were all found. If you have older kids, you can make it a competition to see who can collect the most eggs and give them a bigger prize.

If your plans to go away have now been thwarted, why not get creative and decorate your home for Easter. It is a fun way to lift everyone’s spirits. These are some fun decorating ideas from the Cadbury team to spruce up your home for a fun Easter.


  • Fill a tray with moss and votive candles. Finish the display with a bunny figure (or chocolate bunny), candies, and decorated Easter eggs.
  • Get your house ready by hanging pastel balloons outside your home and an Easter decoration on your door Google ‘printable Easter signage’ or make simple Easter themed signage on Canvas, a free and easy to use design platform.
  • Decorate a few tables with pastel-colour tablecloths and streamers.
  • Make your home extra pretty with bunches of tulips, arranged in big white milk jugs
  • A generic crepe paper lantern can become an Easter bunny head with the addition of craft paper ears, eyes, and whiskers, plus pom-poms for the nose and eyes.
  • Paint hard-boiled eggs for easy Easter decorations, or you could even decorate with temporary tattoos

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  1. Barbara Lombard
    2 April, 2020 / 10:55 am

    Don’t make it too easy.

    Lovely tips. My kids are big but chocolate and easter egg hunts are still fun.

  2. Kim Muller
    2 April, 2020 / 11:02 am

    It doesn’t have to all be chocolate – need to remember this one for next year. My kids always get so much chocolate 🙁

  3. Shakira Khan
    2 April, 2020 / 11:24 am

    It doesn’t have to be all chocolate… I really like this idea…. kids eat the choccies and forget it about.. but a few Easter themed items here and there would make it all the more fun… and the kid will have an easter keepsake to treasure for a while …

  4. Cara Bosch
    2 April, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    Don’t make it too easy.
    Kids Like a challenge and will probably exceed your expectation.

  5. Lisa Labuschagne
    3 April, 2020 / 9:23 am

    Hide more than one egg in the same spot

  6. 3 April, 2020 / 2:35 pm

    These are lovely idea’s for hosting Easter! I really like the idea of putting more than one egg in one spot for multiple smaller children.

  7. 3 April, 2020 / 4:59 pm

    Wonderful tips! We are probably just going to do an egg hunt with just our kids this year to be safe.

  8. 3 April, 2020 / 8:24 pm

    These are great tips! We are definitely looking into how we will set ours up this year! thanks for the tips!

  9. 3 April, 2020 / 8:27 pm

    This is great. I would also recommened to limit number of eggs in each kiddos’ basket.

  10. 4 April, 2020 / 3:53 am

    These are great tips! My kids have always enjoyed a good Easter Egg Hunt. It will be fun this year considering we are home and it is something extra fun to do.

  11. 4 April, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    Love these Easter celebration ideas. This year would be very much different since we can’t go out of the house. Thanks for the tip of hiding more than one egg in the same spot. Will do that. 🙂

  12. 4 April, 2020 / 9:29 pm

    Love these Easter celebration ideas. This year would be very much different since we can’t go out of the house. Thanks for the tip of hiding more than one egg in the same spot. Will do that.
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  13. 5 April, 2020 / 1:48 am

    Fantastic ideas for Easter. I have been trying to come up with a creative way to spend Easter at home.

  14. 5 April, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    Some of these ideas, I can’t use because of social distancing but thanks for this list to still help make this year fun for kids. A lot of these tips can still be used!

  15. Leandra Du Toit
    8 April, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    Give them a basket or a reusable bag and dont make it to easy.


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