The Easter Egg Hunt
Purchasing and filling plastic eggs can be time-consuming and expensive. If your guests' parents offer to contribute anything for the party, ask them to bring a dozen filled eggs, which will ensure a variety of treats. Keep in mind that plastic eggs don't have to be filled with the sugary goods. Children will be thrilled to open an egg and discover small change, a bunny eraser, or stickers.
Before the egg hunt begins, set some rules. Limit the number of eggs each child is allowed to find, and give the littlest guests a head start. You may also want to count the eggs before you hide them so you aren't surprised by a leftover egg in June (especially if you're hiding real eggs)! If you're hosting your hunt in a warm climate, be sure it is organized and completed in a short time so you don't wind up with melted chocolates or spoiled eggs.
The purpose of an Easter party like this is to welcome spring, enjoy friends and family, and have fun! Just make sure you move out of the way when the kids are let loose at the start of the hunt. You're very likely to get trampled on during the mad dash for those colorful oval treasures!