How to Host an Egg-cellent Adult Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re looking for a new tradition to add some festive fun to your Easter gathering I highly recommend an Adult “Easter Egg” hunt.

I put one together last year for my siblings and parents and it was so fun! We had a blast running around like little kids again, and the kids enjoyed hiding the eggs and other items!

First and possibly, most importantly let’s talk about the loot! Sure some people will be all in just for the sheer competition factor, but to really make it fun I think having decent prizes is key! Half of our “eggs” were actually alcoholic beverages. Beers, hard seltzers, etc. If alcohol isn’t appropriate for your group you can definitely skip it or hide other beverages like pop or sparkling water!

The rest of the items to hide were actually eggs. Half of the eggs had candy- the good stuff.…you know, leveled up from a few jelly beans. The rest of the eggs had numbers.

The eggs with numbers were prize eggs. I picked up prizes- lottery tickets, $5 gift cards for coffee or soft drinks, full sized candy bars and snacks. These items wouldn’t fit in the eggs so I wrote numbers for each item. For example I got 15 prizes so I wrote the numbers 1-15 on paper, cut them out and placed each number in an egg. From here you can either- make a list and assign each prize a number, or after the hunt is complete, start with number 1 and call out the numbers allowing whoever had that egg to pick a prize and then move on to the next number. This allows people to pick the prize they would most enjoy!

Since the prizes don’t actually have to fit into the eggs you can include anything that is right for your crowd.

Here are some fun ideas for prizes:

  • Lottery Tickets
  • Pens
  • Nail Polish
  • Scrunchies
  • Beef Jerky
  • Chips
  • King Sized candy
  • Gift Cards
  • Tea
  • drink packets
  • Mini bottles of Liquor

Since we let people pick their prize I don’t feel bad about having a few prizes that don’t appeal to everyone, I just try to get a good mix of prizes.

For our hunt we worked as couples, and only 1 person from the couple could hunt at once. The person hunting had to go find 1 egg or item and then return to their partner. Then the other person could hunt. This worked well to make the hunt last a little longer!

It was super easy and fun to put together. If you want to have people pitch in you definitely could assign each person a number of prizes or beverages to bring! It was such a fun new tradition to add to our celebration!

What would you want to find in an Easter Egg Hunt?

Happy Hunting!



Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.