Tie Dye Easter Egg Bash
My husband and I host an Easter Egg Dyeing Party every year at our home for all the young children in our families. Our son had the most wonderful time last year with all his cousins.
We first tie dyed the eggs, using rubber bands, torn pieces of worn out t-shirts (to wrap around the eggs), and natural dyes from plants. After wrapping the small fabric pieces around the eggs, we rubber banded them secure and used eye droppers to soak the eggs with dye.
While waiting for those to dry, we always play Pin the Tail (cotton ball) on the Bunny and the adults engage in a Chubby Bunny contest using Peeps.
For our Easter Egg Hunt, we fill the eggs with little pieces of paper that have numbers on them. We use the numbers to calculate a total and we have a little "Bunny Shop" that the kids can go to after the hunt is over. There are special eggs that are worth many more points than the others, but they are very rare. We use the golden or silver eggs in the packs to use for those. The adults love watching the kids scout out those since they are much harder to find amidst the grass.
Once the hunt is over, we as parents are responsible for helping our children add up their points. Once the totals are finished, they get to go into the shop and pick out the items they want. We have small stuffed animals, toy cars, dolls, etc. instead of candy that they can choose from. This is their favorite part of the whole day, as they anxiously decide on which toys to buy with their points.
We also have a potluck after all the fun and games are over including our usual ham, potato casserole, and green beans. My husband will usually dress up as the Easter Bunny at this time and surprise the younger children while I snap photos of their reactions. It makes for a wonderful yearly tradition in our family.