Hôtel Chocolat: How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt for Kids
Keep little ones entertained as they search for delicious Easter treats.
Is there a spring holiday more magical than Easter? The little ones are sure to enjoy all the chocolate treats the Easter Bunny has left behind. From small chocolate pen pals to a decadent Extra Thick Pastry Easter Egg, he is ready to make this Easter Sunday the best yet. Why not add an extra element of fun by hosting an Easter egg hunt for the kids to enjoy.
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Organize an Easter egg hunt
An Easter egg hunt is a pretty simple activity – hide some chocolate treats for the kids to find and you’ll be good to go. However, here are some tips to make sure it works as well as possible.
Indoor or outdoor?
The first thing to consider is where you want to hold your Easter egg hunt. If the forecast is good, you can install the path in your garden. Or, if you don’t have outdoor space at home, you can round up other family friends and all head to your local park.
Of course, there is inevitably a risk of spring rain in the UK! But that’s okay, you can also create a delicious Easter egg hunt indoors, whether in one room or throughout the house. Inside you can make it as easy or hard as you want.
Planned route or random fodder?
The next aspect to consider is whether you’re going to create clues that lead kids to each Easter egg or scatter treats here and there for them to find.
If you want to plan a route, you can get creative and come up with some age-appropriate tips for your kids. You can keep it simple for the little ones, with clues like “where we’re having dinner” (the dining room table, for example). For older children, you can make the clues more complex and even write your own puzzles. With this added element, the whole family can enjoy a sense of accomplishment as well as some seasonal snacks.
Give them a clue to start, then hide one next to each Easter egg. You might find it helpful to number each clue so everyone knows when they were all found. Need inspiration for a puzzle? country life has a host of indoor and outdoor clues to get you started.
What you will need
To organize your Easter egg hunt, you will need to think about the number of people who will participate. The last thing you want is to run out of Easter Eggs!
Once you know how many people to support, it’s time to gather:
Baskets or bags in which children can collect their chocolates.
Decorations – you can add streamers, signage or other decorations to help set the scene and liven up your space.
Your Easter egg hunt clues and puzzles (if you use them).
And, of course, you’ll need the centerpiece of the event: delicious Easter treats! You can either select individually wrapped products Easter eggs and hide them as they are or opt for smaller bites hidden inside fillable plastic eggs. Fill-in-the-blank eggs are handy when planning an Easter egg hunt for multiple kids because you can assign them a color. Each child can then search for their own eggs, rather than one person catching them all first!
Delicious Easter treats
So what to include in your Easter egg hunt? Chocolate is traditional and – we could be biased – but in this case, tradition is a sure winner! That said, there are many original creations that bring a new dimension to Easter eggs. Take, for example, our You Crack Me Up Extra Thick Easter Egg. With a sumptuously thick shell, stacked with adorable City Bunnies and Sunny Side Up Truffles, it’s great for the whole family.
Alternatively, our Chocolate spread Easter sandwich is a fun take on the humble sarnie. Chewy yet rich 50% milk chocolate slices pair with decadent hazelnut for a more indulgent morsel. A truly original choice for an Easter egg hunt.
Our focus on ‘more cocoa, less sugar’ means that our children’s Easter eggs are full of cocoa and low in sweets. And our specially designed Tiddly Pots, Big City Easter Bunnies and Egg On My Face Chocolate Bars are lovely bites chewy enough for little taste buds. With milk, white and dark chocolate options available, you’re sure to find something for your lambs.
And if you opt for mini refreshments to put in refillable eggs, we have a multitude of gourmet bites. From 12 solids City Milk Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Elizapeck Speckled Eggs to be crazy Truffles Eggs and Soldiers, there are plenty of multipacks to split and hide. Mix and match to your heart’s content. For a full variety, why not take a look at the Easter basket abundantly? It has everything you need for a happy Easter egg hunt in one stylish collection. As a bonus, you can reuse the wicker basket for storage or summer afternoon picnics.
Creative Variations of the Easter Egg Hunt
You can keep your Easter egg hunt classic or add a little twist… Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
- Easter egg hunt – instead of clues, create a walkabout quiz. Your questions can be Easter-themed or tailored to your family’s hobbies and interests.
- Raffle – rather than hiding your chocolates around the house or garden, you can place raffle tickets in each fillable egg. Match each ticket number to a chocolate candy and have the kids search for tickets. Once attendees have collected all of their tickets, they can choose to keep or swap theirs with each other – then it’s time for the raffle! Which treats will match their tickets?
- Packages – add a trick or treat element to your Easter egg hunt, with a few bundles! Some eggs may contain a sheet of paper with instructions such as “do five-star jumps” or “go to the next egg”. Keep a light heart and make sure there are plenty of tasty rewards to balance the tasks!
- Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt – Grab some glow-in-the-dark stickers and add them to your Easter eggs. Hide the eggs making sure the glow-in-the-dark sticker is visible. Turn off the lights and let the kids find their light-up treats. Just make sure to move all the obstacles to avoid injuries.
Delicious Easter eggs for the whole family
An Easter egg hunt is a great activity for the whole family. And why should children have fun? Alongside subtly sweet little bites and supersize Easter eggs for children, we have an amazing range of extravagant eggs for adults. After all, you deserve Easter joy too!
Make this year’s celebration even more special with the Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg. Its decadently thick shell is made with 40% milk chocolate, half strawberry white and milk for the ultimate indulgence. And as if that weren’t enough, the interior is overflowing with champagne and pink champagne truffles. Presented in an elegant reusable box, it makes a fabulous gift – for yourself or a loved one.
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