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Easter egg hunt: How to throw the ultimate Easter egg hunt party!

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Easter egg hunt party
There's no better way to celebrate the Easter festivities than by throwing an Easter egg hunt party for the kids and all their friends!

Well, we say 'their' friends, but of course there's lots of fun to be had for us adults too.

Whether you're looking for Easter egg hunt ideas just for your little ones, or you're organising an Easter egg hunt party for family and friends, we have everything you need to make this Easter one to remember.

Your Easter egg hunt party doesn't need to take long to prepare either, because we've suggested clever places to help you hide the eggs around your home or garden AND fun clues that the kids will love working out, especially when they find chocolate at the end. We've also got our FREE Easter party invites that you can print out now.

And what Easter egg hunt party would be complete without some tasty Easter party food? We've got plenty of celebration treats for you to dish up at your Easter egg hunt party and if you're feeling really creative and want to impress your little guests, you could try making your own Easter eggs to hide, too.

So what are you waiting for? Go through our Easter egg hunt party guide one step at a time for the most fun Easter ever!

FREE Easter egg hunt party invites



The first thing to do is to write a list of all the friends your kids want at their party, then print out and send our FREE party invites! Get the kids to write them to save you time.

Print your Easter egg hunt party invitations now.

The Easter egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt is where you hide Easter eggs around your home and garden so your kids can hunt around and find them all. Your egg hunt can be as long, short or challenging as you like but you should tailor it so it's suitable for the age range at your party. For example, you can provide clues for older kids or you can go without clues and let younger children find the Easter eggs in easier hiding places.

There's nothing more exciting to kids than finding a pile of treasure, so make sure you get lots of different Easter treats that all your guests will enjoy, it doesn't just have to be chocolate eggs, you can hide little Easter toys too.

If you haven't got time to do all the clues, don't worry, as the kids will have just as much fun hunting down the Easter treats without clues - but if you have got time, then we've provided some easy clue ideas that will make your egg hunt even more exciting.

Write down the following clues on some coloured card and give them out to your little guests so they can get hunting for their treats. You can also try hiding some extra 'getting closer' or 'red hot' clues near the Easter eggs for younger kids.

Easter egg hunt: Indoor hiding places and clues

  • Next to the phone (Clue: I go ring, ring, ring and your treats are waiting next to me)
  • On a bookshelf - for older kids, send them to a specific book (Clue: I'm sitting on a shelf and I'm filled with words and pages)
  • On the mantelpiece (Clue: I'm just above the fireplace and there are often ornaments on me)
  • In the fridge (Clue: I keep everything nice and cool. Today I've got some tasty eggs inside me)
  • Under a chair (Clue: Come and sit on me if you need a rest, but make sure you look underneath me too!)

Easter egg hunt: Outdoor hiding places and clues

  • In a plant pot (Clue: I'm outside by the front door, there are pretty flowers in me and some tasty chocolate surprises too)
  • In the garden shed (Clue: I'm keeping the garden tools dry, and these Easter eggs hidden from your view!)
  • Under a big tree (Clue: I'm really tall and leafy and your treats are underneath me)
  • In a watering can (Clue: I have a handle and you can use me when the plants are thirsty. Today I've got Easter eggs in me)
  • In a flower bed (Clue: Out in the garden where the flowers grow, you'll find Easter treats under the [insert flower name])


Easter egg hunt: Party decorations

Get your house ready for your Easter egg hunt party with some of our fun Easter decoration ideas - the best part is they're all cheap to make. Get the kids involved in making them too, they'll love showing their friends what they helped to make.

Egg-cup candles:

Recycle your eggshells by turning them into egg-cup candles in three simple steps. They can also be used in your home all year round.
How to make: Egg-cup candles

Easter egg tree:
How fun does this Easter egg tree look? If there's a little too much chocolate around the house and you're looking for a way for the kids to help you with the Easter party prep, get them making this simple decoration with our easy-to-follow guide.
How to make: Easter egg tree

Easter bunny bunting:

With our easy-to-follow guide you could make your very own cute bunny bunting, guaranteed to get some smiles from your Easter egg hunt party guests. You can make any colour you like, and kids will love helping out - especially when it comes to sticking the pom-pom tails!
How to make: Easter bunny bunting

Easter egg hunt: Party accessories

Get the kids dressed up and ready for the celebration with our Easter party accessories. They're really simple to make so it won't take long to make enough for all the children coming to the party.

Easter rabbit mask:

Little ones will absolutely love pretending to be the Easter bunny with this lovely rabbit mask. A lot of the things you'll need to make this fun face will already be around the house, and it's so simple to make - just follow our video!
How to make: Easter rabbit mask

Easter face paints:

Of course no party is complete without face painting! We have two brilliant Easter face paint idea for little ones to choose from (we say 'little ones', but if you're getting into the Easter spirit then why not have your face painted too?).
How to: Easter chick and Easter rabbit face paints

Don't forget to provide your little guests with Easter baskets, egg boxes or bags to carry all the Easter eggs they'll find.

Easter egg hunt: Party food

Easter is all about lovely tasty treats that the kids aren't usually allowed, from cupcakes and Easter nests to impressive Easter cakes you friends will be impressed by! We've chosen a delicious selection of Easter food for you to try. Easter recipes are actually easy to make, so get the kids in the kitchen too. Here's our selection of Easter party food treats we love - your guests are in for a real treat!

Cake and bake ideas:

We have so many impressive Easter cakes and bakes to try, you won't know where to start! This hot croissant ring cake (yep - it tastes as good as it sounds) is just one of the show-stopping ideas you could try, bound to be a hit with friends and family alike!
Easter cake and bake recipes

Treats for the kids:

Kids will love all of our fun recipe ideas, including these Rice Krispie chocolate eggs and a rocky road idea that is just too good to only have at Easter. What's more, these recipes are the perfect way to get the kids involved in the fun of Easter and helping you in the kitchen - perfect for little hands that like to get messy!
Easter recipes for kids


Creme Egg ideas:
We have four words for you: Ice cream Creme Eggs. Serve these at your Easter egg hunt party and just wait for the impressed and happy looks to come your way! We have lots of brilliant ideas for Creme Egg fans, so take a look and see which one you like the look of most.
Creme Egg recipes

Mini Eggs ideas:

Mini Eggs fan? Us too! Which is why we've put together this incredible collection of Mini Egg ideas - from pancakes and millionaire's shortbread, to this Mini Egg bark.
Mini Eggs recipes


Easter lunch ideas:
If you're throwing your Easter egg hunt party on Easter Sunday and you want to have a sit down meal rather than party food, then you'll be needing our Easter lunch menu ideas. We've got every type of roast and side option covered, so whatever you and your family fancy we can help!
Easter lunch menus

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We hope you and the kids really enjoy your Easter egg hunt party. Don't forget to tell us how it all went on Facebook or in our comments section below!

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Sharon Austin

My children are a bit older 11 and 13. We usually set clues but this year we are trying a wordsearch with locations hidden in the grid. It was so easy to do. Lots of online wordsearch creators to choose from. My quicker than trying to think of clever clues! I will let you know how it goes.

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