Our First Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter just isn’t Easter without an egg hunt. This year we have decided to put on a little egg hunt for our little bunny. We took our daughter on a hunt a few years ago but I don't think she could really appreciate it at the time. However this year both my husband and I decided to host our own one in the back garden. But it was really important for us to make it special for our bunny loving girl. Good weather? Check. Cute little basket? Check. Eggs, eggs and more eggs? Check, check and check. Let's go hunt.

Well we wasn't expecting an early wake up call from the little lady, we think it had something to do with the fact that the noisy neighbours headed out into their garden in search of eggs at 6.30 in the morning. Well she's up now so we may as well get prepared for the egg hunt. Considering it's a bank holiday weekend the weather has been glorious, we decided to do the Easter egg hunt outside. Thankfully the grass was only a little damp, giving me enough time to scatter the eggs everywhere before the sun came our way. We ate hot cross buns and my husband decided to try and entertain our daughter while I set up the Easter egg hunt without my daughter knowing. I sneaked back into the house and she was already prepared with her bunny ears and basket. 

As soon as we opened the back door the scattered eggs immediately caught her eye and she let out a very excited shriek. With our little one we chose to use visual clues, rather than written ones. You could cut out arrows out of pastel coloured card to direct your little hunters in the right direction, it's always a great way to help you stay on track. If I made the hiding spots too tricky she may unleash an almighty tantrum or make her super grumpy. And no one wants that!

So I decided to hide the eggs in obvious places rather than under or inside other objects. As I wanted to keep our little hunt really simple and easy. We picked up a pack of bunnies on sticks to guide our little egg hunter and used ready made pointers and directions. A pack was only £1 and it saved us a lot of time, so we can indulge in a little chocolate. When it came to hiding the eggs we tried to be as creative as we could. Planters and tree branches are some of the more obvious ones, but we also placed some in our hanging baskets, under her bike seat and beside the bin making things a little more challenging.

It was so much fun watching her getting so excited while filling her little basket with treats. It was so lovely to hear her be so grateful for each and every egg that she found. At one point she said that she had too many and that the Easter Bunny should have given some to the other children. She's a cutie isn't she? However, our Easter fun wasn't over because there was one more surprise waiting inside for our little bunny. Over the last few months we have introduced pocket money to our daughter in return she has to do daily chores like making her bed, eating her vegetables and tidy her toys. We also ask that she has good behaviour at school and at home. I have to say that introducing the pocket money has been amazing and given her a little incentive to be extra good. There's a toy that she's been saving her pocket money for, a Sylvanian Families Village Bakery. So my husband and I decided to give her something a little extra for Easter and get her the Village Bakery. It's safe to say that she soon forgot about all those delicious eggs she collected. 

So what did you do for Easter Sunday? Did you host a egg hunt or did you adventure out into the wild to look for eggs?


  1. Aww that's so lovely! I'm glad you had a lovely Easter weekend :) We did Easter Egg Hunts too, which are always so much fun. x

    1. We really did thank you so much. Busy but amazing to spend time with my husband and our daughter.

  2. How cute that you made your own Easter egg hunt for your little girl. We had a lovely Easter and the little man went out to the local NT property.

  3. This looks a lovely easter egg hunt. My eldest used to love an egg hunt. I swerved it this year as as were away!

  4. We had Erin's first ever Easter hunt this year. We didn't do clues but she loves running around the garden.

  5. We had a joint egg hunt in our communal garden with all the neighbours - but all the bigger kids just raced around scooping up eggs and the little ones didn't have a chance. It was a bit unevenly matched. I think next year we'll set aside one end of the garden just for the little ones.

  6. We did an Easter egg hunt as well. We did ours inside as the weather isn’t usually any good. This is the first year we did Easter baskets as well x

  7. Easter Egg Hunts are so much fun. We did a little one here too

  8. I do love the Easter season. Easter egg hunts are a lovely way to celebrate and have fun xx