EASTER EGG HUNT

EASTER EGG HUNT

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

easter-egg-hunt-bag

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.

egg-hunt-chick

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.

easter-egg-hunt-start

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Little did she realise that Oliver would be swiftly chasing after her, desperate to get his chocolate eggs back.

Easter Egg Hunt

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? 

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  1. March 8, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    So adorable. I can’t wait for my two to be old enough to enjoy a good Easter egg hunt. 🙂

  2. March 9, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    What a lovely day out, lovely kids too! We too were deprived of the hunt as children and as teenagers were told we were too old! Hoping that I will be able to do a hunt when my Robot gets older!

  3. March 9, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    How sweet! I’m so glad that the bag was a success. Happy Easter!

    Kate Hope (Hope & Rainbows) x

  4. March 9, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Our oldest loves Easter egging too. His first year of really caring was two years ago and now he’s excited. We’ll be traveling though… so hopefully the Easter Bunny will find us 🙂 And we do prefer to do our own hunt, as organized hunts are a bit bonkers.

  5. March 9, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    What a fun-filled family day out! I think my kids would love to do the same as they haven’t tried one before. Lovely post and beautiful photos too! Your kids looks so cute! #WhateverTheWeather

  6. March 9, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    This looks like so much fun, I’m planning on an Easter Egg hunt for our toddler this year so I’m definitely going to be looking for those signs and baskets! Unfortunately our toddler is quite the chocaholic so I can imagine each one will get eaten as she picks it up 🙂 Thank you for hosting #whatevertheweather x

  7. March 9, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Most of our Easter eggs hunts were pretty short as well. You can never predict how things will go with kids. Looks like a lot of fun anyway.

  8. March 10, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    What a lovely setting for an easter egg hunt! We always had pretty elaborate easter egg hunts at home when I was a kid and it’s a tradition I wanted to carry on too so we have done them for Monkey before and I am so looking forward to doing one with both kiddies this year! Xx

  9. March 10, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    This is so cute! I love the bag. Tin Box Tot is already asking about when she will get a chocolate rabbit this year – she’s going to love hunting for Easter eggs. Your pictures are beautiful. It certainly was another lovely day in St Ives #whatevertheweather

  10. March 12, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Oh bless them, it looks as though they had a fantastic time, even if it did only laugh ten minutes!! I love doing egg hunts for the girls too, and this year we’re going to a friends house who is putting one on especially which will be lovely. To be honest though, I swear I get more enjoyment out of setting it up!! Hehehe. Steph xxx

  11. March 14, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    These are so cute! I will have to check out the Made by Mamas website. How lovely that Evie is old enough to join in too! Sarah #whatevertheweather

  12. March 14, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Oh how cute, that looks like a lovely Easter egg hunt. Beautiful place for it. I cannot wait to take the kids on their Easter egg hunt this year.

  13. March 14, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Love that picture of him chasing after her. Looks like they had a great time! #whatevertheweather

  14. March 15, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Lol, love that Evie ran away with the baskets! It looks like a fab place for an egg hunt and even better with a friend! Wenhav had an Easter egg hunt every year, ever since I was tiny. Definitely my favourite tradition. Now we’re older my mum has switched to doing egg hunts for her grandkids. Which is lovely as the family is all together and we hunt and eat chocolate! 🙂 x

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