I love Spring. I love the fresh sunny days, the daffodils creating fields of gold all around our house and the fact that we can spend a lot longer basking in the outdoors without getting too cold.
One of my favourite things about Spring is Easter. I have been so excited about the idea of doing an easter egg hunt since way before Evie was even born. It was something that I always wanted to do myself when I was a child, but for some reason we never got to attend one. I always planned that when I had children, we’d make egg hunts a tradition around Easter time.
Evie is finally at the age where she is old enough to take part in an egg hunt, and me being a little over excited, went a tad overboard and made our own homemade Easter egg hunt.
It was inspired by this adorable little personalised Easter tote bag that I got sent from Hopes And Rainbows.
Isn’t it lovely? Evie is obsessed with chickens as we mentioned in our Newquay Zoo post last week, so you can imagine how proud she is to cart around this bag.
I love that it’s personalised and I know that it’s going to be something we use every Easter with Evie for years to come. You can get them from ‘All By Mama‘, a beautiful website with products all made by mamas. It’s my go to site for any and all gifts!
I thought that the personalised tote was perfect for taking a long to an Easter egg hunt, so along with some wicker baskets we bought from Hobby Craft and some little wooden sign posts from Sainsbury’s we set off.
We took Oliver and Evie up to the Island in St. Ives to do the hunt, and we set it up in a small area on an open patch of grass so that they could clearly see each little stop.
We then set up the start line with their little baskets so that they could collect them before beginning the hunt.
They got the gist of the hunt really quickly and both kept going to the next stop and packing their baskets with more of the little chocolate eggs.
Oliver got the hang of it a lot quicker than Evie who mostly stood waiting till the eggs had almost run out before collecting one or two.
Oliver got to the finish line first and bagged his prize of a big egg, before deciding the hunt was no longer for him and making a dash for it around the Island.
It wasn’t the most successful egg hunt. It was over in about ten minutes and both children were a little bit tired, teasy and boisterous, but it was great to see them so involved.
We were surprised that neither of them had cottoned onto the fact that the eggs were chocolate and until the very end when we unwrapped a couple, they hadn’t even attempted to eat them.
The sun was shining and for a change it was a gorgeous warm day! In fact, the Island looked so beautiful, it has really made me excited for the onset of Spring.
I can’t wait to come back here with a picnic and get to lounge in the warm sun as Evie runs about.
When the hunt was over, Oliver ran off in one direction and Evie, seeing her moment, cheekily grabbed both baskets full of chocolate eggs and ran off down the hill.
Little did she realise that Oliver would be swiftly chasing after her, desperate to get his chocolate eggs back.
It was so cute to see these two playing together so well. They’ve known each other since birth and have always had a love/hate relationship. Now they’re getting older it’s so lovely to see them interacting so much and initiating games with each other.
Hopefully this is the first of many playdates outdoors this year!
Have you ever been to an Easter egg hunt? Would you make your own? What do you think of ours?