Ever since my husband and I bought our home in 2009, I’ve wanted to start creating a few Easter traditions in MY HOME, because we’ve always celebrated every holiday at my parents house – ever since I was a little kid. I want my daughter to have something special to remember doing in her own home, so we host our family’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Every year, after having a wonderful family dinner at my mother’s house, all of the family heads over to my house (we only live 5 blocks away, so it’s a short drive!) and the kids go nuts looking all over the yard for Easter Eggs and then we all have dessert together.
I love hosting our Easter Egg Hunt! I love selecting candy that everyone will like, hiding money in some of the eggs so that the old kids can get really excited about it too – you’d be surprised at how excited a teen boy can get about hunting for Easter Eggs when there’s $1 inside it! I especially love filling the eggs with all sorts of candy and then letting the adults hide the eggs all over the yard. Over the years, they’ve come up with some pretty creative ways to hide them!
I had my sister and my nieces and nephews over yesterday for an early Easter Egg Hunt…with a twist.
My nieces are 10 and 2, and my nephew is 4, so there was plenty of candy, but instead of loading up on sweets, I thought I’d do something a little different. All of that candy overload can wait until Easter!
I gave them a few toys and some really cute Nickelodeon toothbrushes to brush their teeth after they finished eating their candy! I went shopping at Walmart for my supplies, and you can read about my shopping trip in this Google+ story.
There were a ton of themed toothbrushes, but I knew that my nieces and nephews would prefer Spongebob and Dora – they love Nickelodeon and these are two of their favorite characters! I found them inexpensively priced at only $2.28 per toothbrush! It did take me a bit to find them, though – the children’s toothbrushes are in a separate area, away from the adult toothbrushes.
The Spongebob Squarepants toothbrushes from Colgate Palmolive are so cute!!
After arriving home from my shopping trip at Walmart, I set out to fill my Easter Eggs and figure out how to hide the toothbrushes for the kids! I had also picked up some inexpensive Easter Baskets to fill with some candy and toys, so that the kids would also have something to use while hunting for their eggs!
After laying everything out, I got work filling up the Easter Eggs with candy.
I filled the Easter Baskets with goodies – I knew that there was no way I was going to get a shot of the baskets once the kids finished their egg hunt! This is what they should have looked like once the Easter Egg Hunt was completed!
My husband helped me hide the eggs – he had the bright idea to stick a few onto the tree branches. Talk about hiding them in plain sight! He did two this way, and they were actually the last ones to be found!
I found that it’s impossible to hide a toothbrush in an easter egg – so we hid them in three! They hung from the branches perfectly!
The kids had so much fun hunting for eggs! Dakota, 4 years old, and Roxanna, 2 years old, of course needed some easy eggs to find – we left a few in plain sight and they found them all! Dakota knew exactly what he was doing, but Roxanna was so excited that she just walked around, not really sure where to look! Her mom and I helped her find a bunch!
You can’t see it in the photo, but there’s a golden egg in the tree, stuck in a branch. My sister lifted Roxanna up so that she could “find” that one. There were three golden eggs and each one had Rolo candies in them – those were the only eggs that had chocolate.
My niece Katarina was worried that the Dora the Explorer toothbrush was for her – she is 10 and too old for her. ha ha! She was super happy when I told her that there was a Spongebob Squarepants toothbrush hidden somewhere for her! She loves Spongebob!
My nephew Dakota (don’t be fooled by the long hair, it is a boy! ha ha) was excited to find his toothbrush. He is only 4 and not a big fan of brushing his teeth. I told him that that Spongebob Squarepants toothbrush was especially for him, and that he could only eat his candy if he promised to brush his teeth for his mommy like a big boy when he was done!
As you can imagine, he tore off looking for that toothbrush!
My niece Roxanna has the sweetest smile! I love doing the Easter Egg Hunts each year because the kids get such a kick out of it. Now that my daughter is 14, I do it especially for the little ones!
While Angeline still enjoys it because she loves candy, it really is all about the little ones! As she’s gotten older, she actually spends most of the Easter Egg Hunts helping the little ones find their candy. I’m so proud of her!
The kids loved the little Easter Egg Hunt that I threw for them yesterday. They especially loved the Nickelodeon toothbrushes! Getting kids to enjoy brushing their teeth is so much easier when you make it fun with character toothbrushes!
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