I don’t even remember when it all started, maybe my mom hosted Easter Egg hunts for us when we were kids. If she did I don’t specifically remember them. What I do remember is as a teen running around with my cousins and sister hunting for eggs as the adults watched on and cheered. Most of us were FAR too old at that point to really want to take part in an Easter Egg hunt, it wasn’t “cool”. But we would all grab a basket, complain that we were “too old for this” and then take part because at least you got chocolate out of the deal. As silly as it seemed back then, now looking back I those are truly some of the best memories I have of family gatherings. You see, Easter is about so much more than just the Egg, but sometimes it takes a fun and silly activity like an Easter Egg hunt to create moments like this:
As the years have passed by my Mom had to be become a little more creative with what we were hunting for, and her hiding spots to keep everyone on their toes. We have also added a few new recruits to the hunting team over the years with cousins getting married and Monkey and Little Bear joining in on the fun. However that just means the excitement and antics have grown each year too.
This year when hunting I know Hubs will have a keen eye out for the Smarties Hide-me-Eggs., one of his favourite all time treats I am sure he will try to scoop them all up. However there will be lots of treats to go around – I am going to fill the plastic Easter Eggs with Smarties L’il Eggs to be hidden around the garden too.
I bet Monkey will give everyone a run for their money to collect the most eggs once he realizes there is chocolate on the line! I can’t wait for another chance to get together with my family, which never seems to happen often enough, and make some new memories and share in all the laughs. Because really, how can you not laugh and have fun when you are hunting for Easter Eggs with your family!
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Disclosure: I was provided with a sample for the purposes of this review. All opinions are strictly my own.