Easter Egg Hunt Brunch Party

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Growing up we celebrated Easter by getting new dresses for church and an Easter basket full of dyed hard-boiled eggs, malt balls, and Raisinets. After church our Grandmother would take my sister, cousin and myself downtown to see the play “Simon Peter.” Those were sweet childhood memories for us. It was fun and it was our tradition as youngsters. Once we became ornery, rebelling teenagers, going to see a play wasn’t considered “fun” anymore. So the tradition ended at about age 15-16.

Now that all of us “youngsters” have families of our own I wanted to create a new family tradition – an Easter egg hunt.

The idea was inspired by my best friend Joy’s family. She has 7 siblings, including herself and every Easter her parents throw a BIG Easter egg hunt. The eggs are filled with money to make it exciting for everyone to join in. They have one gold egg stuffed with a big prize. That puppy typically has a twenty dollar bill, sometimes a fifty hidden inside. The golden egg is always what really fuels the hunt. Everyone wants to get their paws on it.

Since my family typically has different things going on Easter day, I thought it’d be nice to host an Easter Egg Hunt Brunch Party the Sunday before. It’s a good excuse to get the family together for some fun. Most of the eggs had candy in it and some had change like quarters, dimes and nickels. Then I found a large gold egg and put a dollar bill in it for the “big prize.” Each year I may make it a bigger prize ($$), but our kids are young enough now that it makes for a good starting point.

For the adults we had brunch, pot-luck style, with endless glasses of mimosas and a build-your-own-crepe station. The kids had a blast. Our family and friends had a blast. I think this has officially become a new family tradition. :)

 

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build your own crepe stationOur build-your-own-crepe station had a good selection of toppings that consisted of cinnamon & sugar, Nutella, lemon curd, cookie butter, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, whipped cream and ham & swiss for a savory crepe. It was delish, to say the least. To wash it all down endless glasses of mimosas were served….and guzzled.

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easter basket full of rocks

My little one found it more fun to collect rocks and twigs thanĀ  actual Easter eggs. *sigh*

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I found this egg in our apple tree the morning after. I wonder how many other loose eggs are around the yard?

Make sure you count the eggs in your basket (hehe) before you hide them. Not knowing how many eggs you hid and how many were found can lead to finding eggs randomly throughout the year.

We counted ours before and after, but we must have missed a couple…

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11 Comments

  • Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

    My kids love a Easter Egg Hunt and I do one for them in my house every Easter. I love looking at them running all over the house to get as much chocolate as they can. Like your pictures!

  • Kelsey
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM | Permalink

    That boys outfit is so cute I am crying! Bye bye baby…hello, little boy. Everything looks amazing. xoxo

  • Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    Kelsey – I know right! He’s growing like a weed.

  • Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    Helene – That’s a good idea – an easter egg hunt inSIDE the house! Makes it even trickier to find the eggs:)

  • Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:43 PM | Permalink

    Eliza Loo, what a great idea! Oliver holding that basket is so stinking cute, in his little outfit. Such a darling. Also, what’s cookie butter?

  • Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

    Nikki – Cookie butter is the best thing and the worst thing that’s happened to me. I can eat it by the spoonful. Not sure if you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, but it’s next to the peanut butter and jam jars. It’s basically spice cookies pulverized into a flour, then blended with butter to make, cookie butter (I’m totally guessing on that one).

    Sounds like I need to make a homemade version of this.

  • Posted March 27, 2013 at 7:18 AM | Permalink

    Sounds very dangerous, in a wonderful way. Looking forward to your take on it!

  • Lisa
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

    Great ideas…looks like so much fun, wish we could come to your house! :D

  • Posted March 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    Lisa – the more the merrier!

  • Fran Larson
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

    Ahh, what fun! Wish I could’ve been there to see the kids having fun. Love Ollie’s
    basket with all the rocks. Typical little boy. (Or maybe not, last year Ava collected sticks while the others collected eggs.)

  • Julia
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

    Good job on the crepes – they look yummy! (I’ve never attempted them.) And you already answered my question about the cookie butter, which I’ve seen at TJ’s and now I might have to try it!
    He was into rocks when we were there, so no surprise in the basket! :)

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