9 Adult Easter Egg Hunt Ideas that Go Beyond Jelly Beans and Quarters

Easter egg hunts aren't just for kids. These ideas for hunts designed for grownups will keep your guests entertained all day.

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Margot Cavin

Being an adult doesn't mean you can't participate in the annual Easter-egg hunt tradition. In fact, we've found that it's actually more fun for a grownup, since the prizes for adults are way more fun than quarters and candy. Arrange a hunt for you and your partner, relatives, roommates, or friends. Use any of these suggestions to organize a casual adults-only scavenger hunt, or put together an all-out competition that starts as soon as Easter brunch is over. You can even make and fill adult Easter baskets with fun prizes. This is one holiday celebration you'll be talking about all year.

Read on for our best tips to create the ultimate adult Easter egg hunt this year.

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Easter Egg Hunt with Candy

Yes, traditional Easter egg hunts often involve candy, but that doesn't mean they're a kids-only idea. Hide plastic eggs filled with wrapped candies for a good old-fashioned hunt. Bonus points if you fill the eggs with nostalgic candies or fancy chocolates rather than the usual jelly beans and chocolate eggs. This idea is sure to please.

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Charades Easter Egg Hunt

A charades egg hunt is a fun Easter game for adults. Place a charades prompt in each egg and hide them as normal—whenever anyone finds an egg, they must act out the prompt and the charade must be guessed before the game can resume.

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Charcuterie Scavenger Hunt

Gather your crew and assign them the task of creating a charcuterie board for an Easter brunch or lunch. Hide all the makings of the ultimate charcuterie board (think nuts, dried fruit, crackers, and jams) around the kitchen or the house, then give fun clues as to where the items might be. Just don't hide anything that needs to be refrigerated. Once all the items have been found, arrange the board and start snacking.

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Golden Ticket Easter Egg Hunt

This classic golden ticket idea is popular for Easter egg hunts. Host a hunt and fill every egg but one with the usual prizes. Then, fill one egg with a golden ticket or certificate to redeem a larger prize. The big prize could be anything from a bottle of champagne to a gift card for a favorite local restaurant.

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Spa Day Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter weekend event is all about self-care. Instead of hiding marshmallow bunnies and chocolate eggs, hide everything you need for the ultimate at-home spa day. This Easter scavenger hunt will have everyone saying, "namaste."

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Dinner Party Scavenger Hunt

Use an egg hunt to plan a fun Easter dinner party. Simply hide recipes, cocktail options, and even holiday centerpiece ideas in Easter eggs. Each guest grabs one and is responsible for that portion of the dinner.

Related: 35 Delicious Easter Dinner Menus

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Reverse Easter-Egg Hunt

This grownup Easter egg hunt idea is fun for the whole family. If you're celebrating with a group that includes children, host a reverse egg hunt. Have the kids fill and hide the eggs (younger children may need an adult to assist them) and set the adults loose on the hunt. The kids will get a kick out of watching the adults look for eggs, and you'll actually get to enjoy a few of the prizes.

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Boozy Easter Egg Hunt

No more wondering what to put in adult Easter eggs—if you're considering adding a little booze to your celebration, ditch the plastic eggs and hide shooters or mini wine bottles. When all the drinks have been collected, host a boozy brunch and have all the ingredients ready for these breakfast and brunch cocktails.

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DIY Easter Egg Hunt

Spend the afternoon creating a handmade Easter decoration that you can display all season long. To create this adult Easter egg hunt, simply hide the materials needed to complete a holiday craft project. Once all the supplies are found, it's time to get crafting with your crew.

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