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[quote align=’right’]Did you know that the history of Easter bunnies is often depicted very wrong as cited in the underlined link and you can actually read about the true history of how bunnies being depicted on Easter came from Ostara a pagan holiday in order to help the transition and conversion of pagans to the Roman Catholics back in the day.[/quote]Easter is a fun time of year for my family. We really go all out and make sure everyone is included in our festivities. Our family actually celebrates Ostara, but it is basically the same thing. Here are a few of our tips to how we have a successful Easter Egg Hunt.
- Involve the Whole Family: Yep, everyone has a job to do. It is important for the little tots to feel like they have a role. It helps to establish ritual and develops a sense of ownership.
- Count All Your Eggs: Before you hide all those decorated eggs, make sure you count them all. Nothing worse than smelling a two-week-old egg because you hid it too well.
- Make a Mini Map: This is a sure-fire way to make sure every last egg is accounted for.
- Prepare Ahead: Make sure you have all your supplies you will need for the egg hunt a few days before the hunt, and for goodness sakes, DO NOT let your brother borrow the Easter Bunny Costume!
- Hide for all Levels: The hunt should be fun for everyone, so make sure you hide low and high as well as easy and hard.
- Use Ant-friendly Treats: When we stuff our eggs, we use M&M’s® Pastel plain or peanut, from Sam’s Club. The hard candy shell doesn’t melt so easy and I figure if an ant can carry away a Peanut filled M&M, he deserves to have it! You can get the MARS Spring Minis as a great alternative as well. You can find both of these in a display that looks similar to this.
- Have A Recipe Ready: It is always good policy to have a recipe ready for hungry bunnies passing through. Here is an adapted pineapple M&M’s® Pastel upsidedown cake for you to try!
- Box of yellow cake mix
- can of maraschino cherries
- can of pineapple slices
- M&M's® Pastel
- ½ c brown sugar
- ½ c butter
- melt butter and brown sugar in an iron skillet
- place cherries and pineapple on the bottom
- prepare the cake mix as directed and pour over the pineapple cherry mix
- garnish with M&M's® Pastels and serve to the bunnies
So get hopping to your nearest Sam’s Club and start your Eggciting Hunt Today with the M&M’s® Pastel 56 oz. and MARS Spring Minis Mix 52 oz.