So, we’ve covered entertaining and table decor for the Easter holiday (if you haven’t read that blog post, catch up here), but what about the activities and festivities for the actual day?
My family is big on traditions and it all stems from my amazing parents who always loved entertaining for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my dad would dress like the Easter Bunny and wake us up for the annual hunt and “game show” he invented. (original contestants shown above!) He’s gotten more elaborate (and a bit more formal in his tuxedo) now that there are grandchildren and each year he has some silly surprise in store….along with mandatory bunny ears to be worn by all!
A couple years ago he crafted an elaborate scavenger hunt that the grandkids had to follow and find clues to discover the “golden eggs.” No matter what new twist, he always sticks to tradition with a game he created when I was young, called “Bunny or Money.” He hides hundreds of plastic eggs that are filled with jelly beans and tiny sweets, but many of the eggs have coins and sometime dollar bills. After all the eggs are found, each player has to count their “bank” and decide if they want to be conservative and KEEP their cash, OR take a gamble and trade in their findings for what might be a greater prize under one of the eggs on the table. There is always an unassuming egg with a sole can of cat food inside or other less-than pleasant prizes to make selecting all the more risky! It’s all played in good fun and my dad makes sure to instill in the kids the ideas of decision making, living with your choices (even if they’re the wrong ones) and everyone has a lot of fun and too much chocolate!
I can’t wait to celebrate this Sunday & will be sure to post a pic or two with my peeps. Wishing you & yours a most “egg”celent celebration! Happy Easter!