Plus 9 UNIQUE At-Home Easter Egg Hunt Themes
Easter is a BIG DEAL in our family, and we are beyond excited to return to some sort of normalcy in 2021: back in church for a lively and meaningful service, extended family and friends to celebrate with, and a few egg hunts to participate in! Easter brings so much joy to our family, and the promise of new life that Easter brings puts it up there with Christmas on how we honor it.
Check out this list of the best Easter celebrations offered in the Texas Hill Country in 2021…
Friday, March 26th:
- Kids Night Out at Bannockburn Dripping Springs: Enjoy a night out while kids are entertained with the Easter story, relay races, outdoor playtime, and games. Registration required. (Click on picture.)
Saturday, March 27th
- Flashlight Egg Hunt in New Braunfels and Downtown Farmer’s Market
- Easter Eggtravaganza Drive-Thru in Buda
- Easter Egg Hunts at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm in Georgetown
(Pre-registration or advanced ticket purchase required for all.)
Sunday, March 28th
- Easter Egg Hunt and Festival in Austin’s Zilker Park
- Egg Hunts and Free Hot Dog Dinner at Bethany Methodist Church in Austin
Saturday, April 3rd
- Family Easter Party at 12 Fox Brew Co in Dripping Springs: Egg hunts for adults and kids, the Easter bunny, live music from Aaron Kantor, food trucks, and an outdoor screening of the movie Hop, all starting at 3 pm
- Easter Market Days in Wimberley: 490 booths with themed gifts, treats, and activities
- Egg Roll and Easter Bunny Pics at Bannockburn Church in S Austin
- Egg Hunt at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg: Age-appropriate egg hunts, the Easter bunny, and a museum visit all in one. Then, stop by Wildseed Farms while in FredTX to see the wildflowers and pick up cute Easter decor.
- Kids’ Day at Dreamland in Dripping Springs: From 10am-3pm, families can enjoy fun activities such as balloon art, face painting, henna tattoos, a barrel train, and a petting zoo! Each activity falls within the range of 1-3 tickets which will be available at the welcome center. Kids with April birthdays will get to enjoy the event for FREE!
Sunday, April 4th
- Attend service and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at a local church. Most offer multiple options on Easter morning.
- Easter Sunday Funday at Bannockburn S Austin: Egg hunts, games, and treats starting at 10 am. Wear your favorite Easter hat for an extra prize.
- Easter All Day at Proof and Cooper in Dripping Springs: Food, drinks, music, and activities (Reserve a table in advance.)
- Brunch and Fun at High 5: Keep the family entertained all day with yummy food, bowling, video games, laser tag, and axe throwing .
If all of the events listed above still don’t give you your Easter fill, below is a list of my favorite at-home egg hunt themes. You can make a whole weekend out of egg hunting with these options and keep those kiddos happy for hours on end.
1. Trick or Treat (or April Fools) Egg Hunt... Fill most of your eggs with goodies and trinkets, but reserve about 25% of them for tricks instead of treats. They can be filled with rocks, fake money, dried up flowers, or pieces of paper with chores and dares written on them. The only caveat to participate is that you have to agree to take the bad with the good.
2. Tickets and Prizes Egg Hunt… Instead of filling eggs with tiny toys and candy that you may not want your children to have, put 1-5 tickets in each egg instead. Then, once all the eggs have been found, let kids redeem their tickets for bigger gifts, prizes, and coveted snacks.
4. Mission Impossible Egg Hunt… Section off your house or yard to hide eggs at varying levels of difficulty. Let hunters begin in an area where the eggs are easy to spot and collect, then move on to an area where they’re hidden a bit more inconspicuously, and finally move to an area where egg-collection requires climbing, crawling, digging, and uncovering.
5. Party-themed egg hunt… If you were to throw a birthday party for your child(ren) this month, what would the theme be? Superheroes? LOL dolls? Mickey Mouse? Sports? Whatever that theme would be, fill the eggs with party favors, balloons, tattoos, stickers, and treats related to it. Add a few confetti eggs to the mix as well.
6. Snack frenzy egg hunt… Buy up all of your kids favorite snacks in individual bags. Then print thumbnail size pictures of the logos of each type of snack (adding up to the total number of bags you have). When they collect eggs and open them, they can exchange their logo picture for the real thing.
7. Good deeds egg hunt… In the spirit of the season and amidst all the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all do a bit more for our friends, family, and community. Spread joy with an egg hunt that has ideas for random acts of kindness that can be performed on the days following Easter. Fill several eggs with candy and treats and many others with ideas, like “draw a picture and send to a grandparent”, “drop off coloring pages and crayons in the mailbox of a young family in the neighborhood”, “call a friend you haven’t seen in a long time”, “paint rocks with words of encouragement and drop them along a walking trail”, “create a list of feel-good songs and mail them to a friend, along with an invitation for a virtual dance party”, “drop encouraging bits of scripture in all the neighbors’ mailboxes”, “write a thank you note to a hospital ER”, etc. You can customize a flyer created by Austin Ridge Church to drop on your neighbors’ porches, offering help.
8. Game Night Egg Hunt… Buy, borrow, or dig out of a closet a few board games, lego sets, or jigsaw puzzles. Hide pieces in plastic eggs and when all are collected and opened, have a family game night. (If you have time to plan ahead, have a puzzle made with your family picture on it.)
9. Arts and Crafts Egg Hunt… Fill eggs with kids’ favorite crafts items, such as googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue sticks, chalk, play doh or clay, string, poms, mini-paints, beads, erasers, ribbons, stickers, etc. Then, provide empty mason jars to categorize and store all of their new crafting supplies, and let them be creative the rest of the day. This variety pack on Amazon has it all!
Finally, I’d like to add that resurrection eggs are a fantastic way to incorporate worship into your secular celebrations. There are many resources online to make them yourself or you can have them shipped pre-made along with a book. However you choose to celebrate this very special holiday, I hope it’s an Easter to remember and that it brings the promise of new life and redeeming love to your family. Happy hunting!