Saturday March 26, 2016
My husband and I hosted an Easter Egg hunt this year and I have to say I am very happy with the way it turned out but do plan to make some changes for next year.
I have always tried my hardest to make any occasion a special one and to create memories. I do think that I put more into it now then I use to because I know that everyday with my children is a blessing and we are never promised a tomorrow.
So as for Easter, it is my favorite holiday of all. I am not sure why but it is. I do think that the spring time has a lot to do with it and it is colorful and cheerful.
I went to the dollar tree and bought a whole bunch of plastic eggs to make wreaths out of them. I never found the time to make the wreaths so I decided to have an Easter Egg hunt. Garrett and I stuffed 207 plastic eggs and we invited family and friends.
My husband came up with the bright ideal to do hot dogs and chips and so I decided to make cookies and cupcakes.
We invited family and friends and said we would have hot dogs at 2 pm and the egg hunt at 3 pm.
I don’t know were my head was when I was buying candy for these eggs but I do remember telling myself I wanted to have the cool egg hunt with the good candy. So we buy chocolate!
I knew people would be showing up soon so at 1 pm my son and I took the eggs out and put them down around the yard. Well by the time 3 pm rolled around, it was nice a warm outside and yet the candy was melting. Once I knew everyone was here and they had eaten, we let the kids loose to go find eggs.
So next year when we host an egg hunt we will still have the good candy but it won’t get melted by the sun. Next year I will only have empty eggs but all the kids will leave with a nice bag of candy. To keep the kids excited about the egg hunt we will have prizes for the amount of eggs they find. We will also have golden eggs that will not be empty.
I want to make every child smile and to do that, in one way or another they all have to be winners. So the prizes will be different but every child will collect enough eggs to be a winner.
Here are some pictures that were taken that day.
This was my perfect Easter with family and friends. Next year will be just as perfect with a few changes. I hope you and your family had a terrific holiday weekend.