It is so fun to be experiencing holidays with two kids for the first time! And celebrating Easter and springtime with my own little babe is so special. I can’t wait to dress Felix up in our little bunny baby bonnet and give him a mini Easter basket!
I’m still getting a chance to see how Jasper does sharing his holiday traditions during his first year with a sibling, so I hearkened back to a memorable Easter for me. I stayed with my grandmother and had brought a friend with me (fun fact: she was Jasper’s babysitter last year!). When we woke up Easter morning, the Easter Bunny had set up this elaborate string scavenger hunt. The string led us from one egg to another mixed in with some surprises along the way. Later that day we dressed up in our Easter dresses and played songs by her piano. I even attempted, terribly I’m sure, her violin. It’s one of my favorite memories of my grandmother.
This year, I decided to recreate it. Of course, we tried it out early this year so we could get the photos for the blog, but he won’t know that it wasn’t actually Easter…until he has it again in two weeks 😉 He ended up having so much fun, and we didn’t even have to leave our house to make it happen making it a great alternative to a huge neighborhood Easter hunt thanks to COVID. Win-win.
I mixed it up a bit from Grandmother’s version by adding more magic by using my favorite balloon brand Anagram to complete the scavenger hunt. We have done projects with Anagram Balloons for almost every other holiday, but this is our first Easter project! Their little lamb, bunny, and egg balloon designs are so adorable.
Besides their huge selection of awesome designs, the main reason Anagram is my top choice for balloons is this: they are reusable! Just carefully deflate the foil balloons after use, fold them up, and store them for the next big idea. We have been able to use our Anagram balloons for so many projects over and over again – making for statement holiday projects while still minimizing the environmental impact. In fact, most of the balloons we used for this project we already had on hand! All we needed to add were a few Easter specific balloons to our existing stash. With care, you only need to buy these once just like other decor.
How To Set Up Your Easter Scavenger Hunt
The goal of this Easter scavenger hunt is to follow the string to find the Easter Bunny balloon! The Easter Bunny will be waiting at the end with an easter basket full of gifts. We – I mean, the Easter Bunny – filled Jasper’s basket with fun printable gifts from the Lars Shop + plenty of chocolate of course.
On their way to the Easter Bunny, your kids will find balloons along the way with little gifts attached. The string is the perfect way for the kid’s to guide themselves along the hunt and participate fully. I’m considering setting up all my future Easter egg hunts with a string this way! It worked so much better for my 3yo than leading him around the backyard pointing out eggs for an hour…
Supplies for the Easter Scavenger Hunt
Gifts for the Easter Basket
- Place your string in a zig zag pattern all around the room–make it as confusing as you choose!
- Along the string, place balloons and little surprise gifts every few feet
- At the end of the string, set up the final surprise! The Easter Bunny (a balloon of course) and an Easter basket full of fun gifts
We just set up this scavenger hunt around my office and Jasper loved it! This would also be so fun to do on a larger scale filling your backyard.
More Projects with Anagram Balloons
We have an Anagram Balloons project for every major holiday! Check them out below:
Valentine’s Day: Balloon Heart Attack
St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Lucky Charms Balloon Arch
Baby Announcement or Shower: Foil Balloon Arch
Halloween: Ghost Balloon Installation
Thanksgiving: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Tablescape
Christmas: Jingle Bell Balloons
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