Plus 9 UNIQUE At-Home Easter Egg Hunt Themes
Easter is a BIG DEAL in our family, and we have the added bonus of two kids’ birthdays about a week after Easter this year. It’s gonna be a full month!
Easter brings so much joy to our family, and the promise of new life that the holiday represents puts it up there with Christmas on how we honor it. I highly encourage you to find a church service to go to on Easter Sunday. Most churches have multiple services available.
I also encourage you to take advantage of the many fun events in the area to celebrate. Check out this list of Easter and Spring celebrations offered in Dripping Springs and nearby areas…
Springs Family Eggstravaganza
Take part in a variety of activities, including our annual egg hunt in the pool and outdoors, balloon artist, face painting, games and more! Local non-profit, service and wellness organizations will be available to offer resources, services and information. Registration is required. March 25th afternoon.
Yummy crawfish, BBQ, love music, and activities for kids and adults. Check the link for a list of options (multiple dates available).
Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt
April 1st, 9 am – noon. FREE. 9211 Circle Dr, Austin, 78736.
Easter Celebration at Bethany Lutheran
Invite your family and friends for petting zoo, food trucks, helicopter egg drop, face painting, and more. April 1st, 10 am – 12 pm at 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.
City of Lakeway EGGstravaganza
Grab your basket and come on down to Lakeway City Park to celebrate the Spring season with our yearly EGGstravaganza event! April 1st, 2-4 pm.
Eggstravaganza and Family Hayride in Dripping Springs
FREE festival at Dripping Springs Ranch Park… hayride, games, petting zoo, and more. April 8th, 2-6 pm.
Easter Party at 12 Fox Beer in Dripping Springs
Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet
Head to Burnet on Easter weekend, April 7-9th, for activities sure to please all ages. There’s something for everyone such as live music, a carnival, food, races of all kinds, and lots and lots of shopping.
Sunrise Easter Service at Pioneer Farms
April 9th, 7-9 am. Conducted by Holy Word Lutheran Church.
Easter with Baby Goats
Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch among baby goats at Vista brewing, April 9th.
Easter Festival and Egg Drop in Buda
There will be an Easter Celebration at Doc’s Drive in Theatre April 9, 11AM-4PM $5 per person. Easter Egg Drop @ 12pm & 2pm.
Sweet Berry Farm is open for fun activities, such as barrel train rides, berry bounce, flower-picking, sand art, and picking strawberries through mid-May.
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.
3. Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt… Wait until after dinner to stuff and hide eggs that each have a glow stick and a treat inside. (You’ll need the large plastic eggs to pull this off.)
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, 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 face time dance party”, “drop encouraging bits of scripture in all the neighbors’ mailboxes”, “write a thank you note to a hospital ER”, etc.
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!