Easter egg hunts have been a fun tradition for American families for years. There’s food, games, Easter-egg dying and so much more. For other families, Easter is more focused on religion and for others, it’s hardly anything to celebrate. Whatever tickles your fancy during this spring solstice, one thing is certain – Easter Egg hunts are not just for children….not anymore.
Easter Egg Hunts for Adults
Hey! Parents and adults want to have some extra fun on Easter too, and they can! I was talking with my sister about our plans for Easter when she told me all the adults have to bring at least $10 cash or $10 worth of lottery tickets, mini-bottles of booze, or gift cards. I was a bit dumbfounded when I asked why, to which she replied, “For the adult Easter Egg Hunt!”
Immediately I thought this was the best idea ever – who doesn’t want to relive their glory days as a child being the best Easter Egg seeker in their family? I found out later, while researching Easter party ideas, that this idea has been around for a while (that’s what I get for living out of the country so long). So I thought I’d look into it and come up with a few other Easter Egg Hunt ideas for adults. Here are some things you can put in an “adult’s” Easter Egg:
- Movie tickets
- Lottery tickets
- Money (if you wanna be funny you can use foreign money – that gets ‘em every time)
- Random drinking slips (“drink 2 shots of vodka then spin around 5 times,” or “take a swig from your S/O’s drink without them noticing)
- Mini-bottles of liquor
- Nail polish, lipstick, costume jewelry for ladies only
- A random sock (come on – it would be funny!)
- “Never-have-I-ever” slips of paper
- Beer (obviously this won’t fit in an Easter egg, you could just hide the beers instead)
- Gag gifts such as whoopie cushions, hand buzzers, remote-controlled cockroaches and more.
Other Easter Games Adults can Play
We all know Easter egg hunts don’t last as long as we would want them too, so why not throw in a few other fun games while we are at it?
Le egg toss
An oldie but a goodie, adults can partner up and throw an egg back and forth. Each time someone catches the egg without it breaking, both partners take a step back. Keep going until someone misses or ends up with a handful of yolk. The partners who make it the farthest can win a prize!
Easter Egg Swap
It’s similar to a Christmas pressie-swap, except you use Easter eggs instead!
Raw Egg Roulette
Not for those faint of heart, this game can be hilarious (just make sure everyone knows that there is a chance they are covered in raw egg). Before you start, you should know the number of people playing. If there are 10 people, you need to have 9 hard-boiled eggs and 1 raw egg. Make sure all the eggs are chilled so people can’t tell which is the hard-boiled egg. Mix up the eggs in the basket and make sure everyone stands in a circle, each picking an egg out of a basket. Once everyone has an egg, the put it on the person’s head standing to the left of them, and crack the egg. Whoever gets the raw egg on them is out of the competition. The last person standing is the winner!
Egg and Spoon Race
This is a classic game which can be a lot of fun for adults after a cocktail or two. It’s also fun to watch!
Don’t Say “Easter!”
Pick a taboo word you know your guests may say at your party. Inform the guests as they come in what the word is – you can play this game one of two ways: either make it into a drinking game or use clothespins.
If it is a drinking game, every time someone says the taboo word, they can take a shot or swig of an adult beverage. If you want to ensure everyone drinks responsibly and makes it home safe and sound, you can use clothespins instead. Give everyone a clothespin they can wear on their clothes. If a person hears someone say the taboo word, they get to take away that person’s clothespin. The winner is whoever has the most clothespins!
There are several other games to play such as Easter Egg darts (personally, I don’t like wasting perfectly good eggs like you do in Easter Egg darts and Raw Egg Roulette), but this is sure to keep everyone going on and on about how fun your Easter Party for Adults was!
Remember to drink responsibly!