This afternoon one of our neighbors hosted a “Neighborhood Egg Hunt” for the kids. I love neighborhood events, especially impromptu ones which seem to result in just as much fun but less stress. That’s exactly what this one was – a very last minute but very fun get-together!
Our neighbor dropped off flyers Saturday afternoon inviting us to join them at 1:30 on Sunday. See? Last minute! The beauty of being spontaneous about these things is it lets the host or hostess keep things simple, and I like to think that sets an encouraging precedent for everyone else. We can bring our friends and neighbors together without weeks of planning or stress about creating some “perfect” event. Even with the last minute notice the turn-out was great with eight families joining in the fun!
First, there was the egg hunt. Okay, that probably took some work on the hostess’s part, since she had 100+ candy filled eggs hidden around the yard! I hope her family helped her out with that. There was a “golden egg” which entitled one lucky kid to an extra prize – more candy. (Yep, someone is going to have a sugar high tonight!)
Next, the kids gathered in the garage for a craft. They filled plastic cups with dirt and grass seed, then glued construction paper mouths and googly eyes on the cups to make faces. In spite of Punxsutawney Phil’s erroneous prediction, spring is coming eventually, isn’t it?
After that, the kids played on the trampoline and swing set for a bit while the adults visited. The “real” Easter bunny even made a little visit. He was very popular!
The kids definitely didn’t mind the freezing weather, but after an hour or so of cold fingers and noses the crowd dispersed and everyone headed back to their own warm houses.
And that’s it! A super-easy neighborhood egg hunt. Feel inspired? There is still a week until Easter!