Ways to Decorate for Your Easter Egg Hunt
So, you are planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids and grandkids. Maybe it’s your first hunt; maybe you’re a seasoned veteran with years of hunting under your belt. In either case, we are guessing it means a lot to you to decorate your home accordingly. We are here to help with some unique ideas.
Remember that the point of decorating is to help everyone get into the mood. Easter egg hunts are activities with a built-in theme, so your decorations should enhance it rather than detract from it. Below are a few suggestions you might want to consider for your 2017 Easter egg hunt.
Easter Baskets and Plastic Eggs
All the kids in your Easter egg hunt will undoubtedly be getting a basket to carry their treasures in. But guess what? Easter baskets and plastic eggs are very inexpensive. Why not buy half a dozen extra baskets and a few bags of plastic eggs to use as decorations? You could use one basket as a centerpiece for the table while placing the remaining baskets in strategic locations around the hunt area. The best part of this idea is that it works both indoors and out.
Create a Banner
A big part of the Easter egg hunt is the competition. Kids naturally want to find as many eggs as they possibly can in the allotted time. You can enhance the idea of competition by creating a large banner to hang at the starting point. Again, this is an idea that works both indoors and out.
Your banner can say something like “Happy Easter” or “Welcome to the Easter Egg Hunt”. All the kids can gather under the banner at the start of the hunt, then head off to find the eggs once you issue the command to go. They can then reassemble under the banner for pictures at the end of the hunt.
Create a Garden Table
If you’re planning to have your hunt outside, why not place your picnic table at the center of the festivities and use it to create an Easter garden. It’s actually pretty simple. Cover the table with a disposable tablecloth to start with. Then arrange a number of planters on top, filled with various plants, flowers and grasses. You can then fill in the empty space between the planters using artificial grass left over from your Easter baskets. A few plastic eggs and some Bunny statues complete the effect.
Designed Colored Egg Topiaries
You can make your own topiaries of sorts using plastic Easter eggs and tall foam blocks. Place a foam block in a bowl or vase, glue the plastic eggs to the cone, and cover everything with a fine mesh netting. You can create your artificial topiaries in numerous shapes just by shaping the foam blocks.
Hanging Eggs from Trees
If Easter egg topiaries are not your thing, you can always hang plastic eggs from the trees. This old standby has never really gone out of style. It is the Easter egg hunt equivalent of the family Christmas tree. A good selection of plastic eggs hanging from tree limbs via kite string adds a nice splash of Easter color to the backyard. You might even fill the eggs with small candies or jellybeans.
We’ve just scratched the surface on decorating for this year’s Easter egg hunt. There are so many other ideas limited only by your creativity. Whatever you do, make your decorating fun. Make it an opportunity to create something special for all of those excited little guests who will be seeking the hidden eggs.