Hunting for plastic eggs isn't just for kids! These grown-up ideas will keep your crew entertained all day.

By Emily VanSchmus
Updated January 29, 2020

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 as a grown-up because the Easter egg prizes for adults are way more fun than quarters and candy. If you're gathering with friends or family to celebrate Easter, consider hosting an easter egg hunt for adults.

Use one of our theme suggestions to organize a casual Easter egg scavenger hunt for adults, or put together an all-out competition that starts as soon as Easter brunch is over. You could even make and fill adult Easter baskets with fun prizes for the winners. This is one holiday celebration your family and friends will be talking about all year. 

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Instead of stressing about hosting an adult Easter egg hunt and the annual Easter brunch, try a twist on two of our favorite traditions. Gather your friends for an egg hunt a few days before Easter, but fill the eggs with written brunch food recipes rather than prizes. Have guests bring their finished dishes to the ultimate Easter brunch spread a few days later.

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Just because traditional Easter egg hunts often involve candy doesn’t mean it’s a kids-only idea. Hide plastic eggs filled with wrapped candies and invite your gal pals over for a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Bonus points if you fill the eggs with nostalgic candies or fancy chocolates instead of the regular jelly beans and chocolate eggs. This idea for an adult Easter egg hunt is sure to please every bunny.

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A charades Easter egg hunt is a fun Easter game for adults. Place a charades prompt in each Easter 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 adult Easter game can resume. 

Related: Get our FREE Printable Easter Egg Hunt Sign

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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 around the kitchen or the house, then give fun clues as to where the items can be found, just be sure you don’t hide anything that needs to be refrigerated. Once all the items in this Easter egg scavenger hunt have been found, have guests arrange the board and start snacking!

The classic golden ticket idea is popular for Easter egg hunts. Host a hunt and fill every egg but one with the usual Easter egg filler prizes. Then, fill one egg with a golden ticket or certificate to redeem a larger prize. Hosting this egg hunt for adults is fun because the big prize could be something like a bottle of champagne or a gift card to a favorite local restaurant.

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A charity benefit might be our favorite adult Easter egg hunt idea. Invite as many people as you want and ask each person to bring their own plastic Easter eggs filled with various amounts of money. Hide the eggs, then conduct the egg hunt as normal; who doesn't love the element of surprise! Instead of each participant keeping their prizes, donate all the money to a local charity.

Invite your gal pals over for an Easter weekend event that’s all about self-care. Instead of hiding marshmallow bunnies and chocolate eggs, hide everything you need for the ultimate at-home spa day. If you need ideas for what to hide, check out our must-have self-care picks. This Easter scavenger hunt for adults will have everyone saying, 'namaste.'

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This grown-up 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 egg 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! 

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 around the yard or house for participants to find.  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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