Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How an Almost 30 Year Old Parties

The adult Easter egg hunt we host every year just gets better and better. There were over 600 eggs strewn across our neighborhood park this time. I think we had 13 couples from our ward there. 

Julie and I had our baskets on display as everyone came in...I'm sure it was great motivation. The "golden" basket went to the couple who collected the most eggs, and my "nasty" basket of shame was filled with awful Easter candy and went to the couple who gathered the least. Notice the framed Easter egg cross stitch.
 Here are the troops. Some were penalized with a late start for turning their eggs into us late or arriving late to the party. We don't mess around.
Looking high and low for those eggs...
I gave everyone a mini LED finger light before we started to aid in the hunt.
I'm sure it's a blast collecting the eggs, but the real fun starts when everyone returns. We go around the room, one couple at a time, and open all the eggs. One rule: if you open an item that can be worn, you must put it on. You don't have to wear it correctly, it just needs to be displayed somehow. We started off with a bang:
 There was no shortage of thongs. Although I started to wish there was...
The disposable adult diaper made an appearance.
 And whatever these things are...
 Just look at the faces in this one. Oh my gosh, we were all DYING. That thing is so nasty hilarious. 
 There were also lots of awesome prizes, cash, gift cards, candy, and coupons. It takes a couple hours to get around the room and open everyone's eggs, but the time flies. We had so much fun, and I feel like I am already on the look out for ideas for next year's eggs!

10 comments:

Knudson Family said...

Who knew thongs could be so entertaining? Thanks for our little easter bag! My kids had fun going through it. They were a little bummed when we didn't come home with a whole bunch of stuff like last year. Next year!

Tina said...

I'm always secretly jealous and wish I lived closer to be invited to this annual event!!! It looks like a blast!!

Meggin said...

That seriously looks so, so fun!! Question, though--are you ever worried with 600 eggs throughout the park that someone else (not in your group) will take them? I think I would be worried about that.

Annie said...

Yeah, but was there a live frog in any of those eggs?! I didn't think so!

Heather said...

The frog was CLASSIC! I miss your egg hunt! What did you say in the invite to insure such creatively filled eggs?

cheeks said...

i LOVE this!!!! everyone was so creative! i like the "you have to wear it" rule, and the late comers get penalized! You guys are quite serious about this stuff! if this year doesn't work out i'm for sure making it happen next year! too fun! Hope you're having a great birthday!

Kami said...

Oh man Jess! That looks like SO much fun! And I'm not gonna lie... I totally want the "least eggs" easter basket... all the "gross" candy is what I love the most.

Lindsey said...

I wanna come. That looks so fun!

Neil and Lara said...

My heart aches seeing this. Gosh, I miss all our NLV friends! Looks like you had so much fun!

dockters said...

I love, love this egg hunt you guys do every year! I want to host one (next year...maybe?!) Any tips? And like Heather asked...how do you get people to fill their eggs with such creative surprises?!?!!?