Unique Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Oriental Trading is helping me to give you some unique Easter egg hunt ideas to make this moment special this year. I got the chance to review several different Easter products from them, but today I’m focusing on our Easter Egg hunting experiences with their products.

Glow in the Dark Eggs

I was personally super excited about the idea of hunting glow in the dark eggs this year. I can remember being a huge fan of all things that glowed in the dark when I was growing up. I see that same love for those kinds of things in my kids. I choose to get a LOT of the Oriental Trading’s glow in the dark eggs. They have three different types. They have the regular size Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs, Jumbo Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs, and the Glow in the Dark Alien Easter Eggs.

I took all of these eggs out of their plastic bags and put them in the sun the first day we got them. I figured the more sun they got the better. I thought we could do the Easter egg hunt the next night when I had all three kids home. Well, little did I know, the eggs are only good for ONE night worth of glowing fun. Delbert was the only one who got to enjoy the full effects of the glowing egg hunt. I didn’t capture it because I figured I would have the next night to capture all of the kids searching for them. The very first night they glowed REALLY well!!


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The next day we put them out in the sun figuring they would be like a solar calculator/light and capture the sun and glow again. That much to our disappointment was not the case. We even tried a second night too.

The trick is to get these eggs, and only open them and use them on the night you’re sure to want to do a hunt! They are a lot of fun to hunt on that first evening. The glow doesn’t last very long at all.It’s best only to invest in the amount of eggs you need for maybe 20 minutes worth of searching. They are only good for ONE time use. I find that to be the biggest downfall. Yet, I’d invest in them again to see my kids eyes light up over getting to do a hunt at night with eggs that glow.

Gold Eggs

I did think ahead and get their standard bright colored eggs with candy. I also got their Gold Easter eggs too.  I love giving my kids extra challenges in everything they do. This allowed them to hunt extra hard for that ‘gold egg’. These eggs are also a bit smaller than the other eggs we had too. The gold eggs held money in them, and the kids went wild trying to find them.

It’s nice being able to add extra unique easter egg hunt ideas with these two different types of eggs from Oriental Trading. It made for a much better family experience for us than our prior Easter egg hunts. The kids are eager to do it again when it’s Easter.

If you’re looking for some good Easter books for kids to read to tuck them in at night be sure to check out my 10 Easter books for kids post.

If these unique Easter egg ideas aren’t enough, you can check out this post is filled with 20 Awesome Ways of Decorating Your Easter Eggs by HomeArena.

What are some ways that you make your Easter egg hunts unique?




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

8 comments on “Unique Easter Egg Hunt Ideas”

  1. Gosh, I remember the days when I was a child doing Easter egg hunts- so much fun! My daughters for some reason are not really into it anymore. I like the idea of glow in the dark Easter eggs but that stinks the glow doesn’t last very long. #ProductReviewParty

    • Kids outgrow things at different times, and it amazes me how the appeal of things seems to diminish sooner than ever before.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. Boy are your kids lucky to get to do 2 Easter Egg Hunts. The glow in the dark does sound fun, plus the gold one would be special to have too.

    • Yea, my boys are spoiled and don’t even realize it. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  3. We picked up a golden egg and some glow in the dark ones for our son. We maybe be traveling this year due to family illness so I am trying to really get my plans in order. I can’t decide what to put in the golden egg!

    • Our kids were super excited over the idea of having money in the golden egg. I hope that you get to have a good Easter even with the traveling. Sorry to hear about the illness in your family.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you’ll stop by again soon.

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