You may be over the Easter Bunny, and you may think you're too old for a traditional Easter egg hunt. But with a little imagination, some tasty treats and, of course, some alcohol, that lawn game you remember from childhood can take on a decidedly grown up vibe. So get your baskets ready! This is one holiday party you won't want to miss.
Start the party off on the right foot by inviting guests over for a boozy brunch! You don’t have to play bartender — set up a DIY mimosa bar with different juices and mix ins.
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DIY Waffle Station
This hunt is going to take up a lot of energy, so skip the typical Easter ham and potato salad and opt for a carb-loaded waffle brunch, with fixings like fresh fruit, syrups, and whipped cream.
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Let the Hunt Begin
Now the fun begins: Have your guests dress up in some kitschy holiday accessories and divide into teams of two.
Here's a Clue
Hand out a set of clues to each team, leading them all to 10 to 20 well-hidden eggs. Need help coming up with twisted hints? Use Clue Sleuth, a scavenger hint creator, on your phone.
Amp up the Competition
Before the hunt starts, hand out three confetti-filled eggs to each team. As they hunt, they can smash an egg on another player’s head to freeze them for two minutes — allowing the smashers to get a head start.
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Fill your eggs with candy’s more adult sibling: alcohol. If your eggs aren’t big enough to hold one of those mini bottles of booze, make a hole in the top to let the spout stick out.
For the Ladies
Stuff the eggs with other surprises, like costume jewelry, nail polish, or bow ties.
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Take a Shot
Place Jell-O shot-filled eggs at random throughout the hunt — when a team comes across one of these, they have to take the shot!
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For the team that collected their eggs in the shortest time, put together a sophisticated Easter basket for two, loaded with champagne, cheese, fruit, and chocolate. Everyone else gets to go home with the loot they collected.
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Celebrate a hunt well done with a surprise ending: A confetti cake to match your eggs, stuffed full of candy.
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So you don’t hear one peep of complaint, send all your guests home with a delicious favor. Layer graham cracker crumbs, Peeps, and pastel M&M’s inside a Mason jar for an Easter s’mores brownie kit.
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