Monday, April 9, 2012

Glow in the dark Easter egg hunt

A friend of mine did an egg hunt for her girls with glow sticks and plastic eggs. It sounded like such a cool idea, and cheap too! Glow sticks can be found at Target here for 15 for $1. I save our plastic eggs each year, but this year  I did buy a pack, for $1. We only did 45 eggs.
So when it go dark DH, filled and hid the eggs. The girls were so excited and had so much fun. The girls, especially Piglet, kept saying over and over. BEST. EGG. HUNT. EVER. lol, then BEST. DAY. EVER. She really reserves those "best. days. ever." for stuff that makes her giggle and laugh uncontrollably. This is a win. The funny thing is, I put Pet Shop Toys and Squinkies in the big eggs, so maybe 10 eggs? If even. When the girls were done and breaking the eggs open, they just wanted the glow sticks. So they could take a bath.
I got to practice taking low light pictures manually, so I'm sorry you get the brunt of that. But at least you get an idea of how much fun it was.
We have been doing our egg hunts and baskets a week or so after Easter, last year we did our egg hunt almost a month after we were so busy. But it's perfect because we get to focus on Jesus on Easter Sunday.

Here are some more ideas for celebrating Resurrection Sunday
Tea Dyed Eggs (You can use food coloring or beet juice also)
Don't forget the Bunny Rolls (Just search Bunny Rolls in the search box)

Pet Shop, they fit perfectly. I wish I could have found Zoobles at the consignment shop. The girls love those. 
BEST. HUNT. EVER! (lol) Flash on, auto.
In the grass.
Baskets filled! 
Manual, with flash.
Three kiddos in the tub! Getting clean and ready for bed, after a late night!

*last year we had our egg hunt, a week later. So, this year we had the hunt on the Monday after :). Easter Sunday is filled with church service and just being together, thanking God. So it's worked for us.
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