Kids young and old alike look forward to the family fun of Easter eggs hunts and seeing the Easter bunny. “We understand that the tradition arrived in the 1700’s from Germany,” says Keith Bansemer, Director of Internet Marketing at Shindigz.com, a leading national party supplies and party decorations company. “We narrowed a list of over one hundred events to highlight the Top 5 places across the nation this year for Easter egg hunts and Easter Bunny sightings.”
San Francisco, California – Spring Eggstravaganza
The relaxing Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park is the site for Easter egg hunts for all ages. Kids can also make Easter hats, animal masks and more. Add rides, playgrounds, and a rib cook-off, and it becomes a full day of family fun.
Asheville, North Carolina – Biltmore Easter Egg Hunt
The front lawn of this 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains hosts three Easter egg hunts, children’s music, stories, plus magic shows. Its beautiful setting is why many make this their Easter egg hunt destination.
Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Colorado – 50,000 Eggs Large
While many ski resorts host Easter egg hunts, this free event boasts they’re the largest Easter egg hunt in Colorado. A big kid’s hunt for ages 12 and up is also held and features 100 “copper eggs” hid on the mountain.
Fremont, Ohio – Hayes Easter Egg Roll
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center has held an Easter egg roll annually since 1986. It was started to honor the 19th President’s role in the first White House Easter egg event. In 1878, he said yes to youngsters’ requests to play egg-rolling games on the White House lawn. While Fremont’s population is only about 17,000 strong, it earns a spot for its tie to Easter egg history!
Washington, DC – White House Easter Egg Roll
On the Monday after Easter, it’s estimated that more than 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn of the White House for the 134th Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme of “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move” features souvenir wooden eggs in purple, blue, green, and orange.
It’s not too late to create an Easter egg hunt in your own backyard, basement, or family room area. Boil and color Easter eggs and hide them next to chocolate, Easter bunnies. The hunt for treasures such as coins, candy, toys, or church favors can replace eggs. Let the youngest children start the hunt before the older ones find all of the eggs. Invite neighborhood children, families from church, and others to partake in the festivities.
Find bargains for next year by shopping for clearance, Easter party supplies and clearance Easter decorations. If you missed the fun this weekend, create your own Easter egg hunt at home next weekend!