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My Egg Hunt Party For Kids

Eva Amurri Martino and husband Kyle Martino pose for an Easter family portrait with their two children Marlow and Major at their Connecticut home.

Kyle and I have always loved entertaining at our home, and since having children it’s been fun to find creative ways to make memorable experiences for our kids and their friends! I always feel like it’s a festive way for adults to get together during the day without having to book a sitter…and creating an activity for our kids all at the same time. Two birds with one stone! This year I’m throwing an Egg Hunt Party!

The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut.

Eva Amurri Martino puts the finishing touches on the Easter decorations before her annual Easter Egg Hunt

Colorful easter treats on the table at Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

Kyle Martino and son Major in matching Easter outfits for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Major Martino reaching for treats at Easter

We are having our Egg Hunt party on the Saturday before Easter, with some local friends and their kids.  I’m filling about 200 plastic eggs with candies, jelly beans, Easter M&Ms, and even scattering some toys in to a bunch of them.  Then we will hide them all over our yard, with some planted in more obvious places for the littlest kids and toddlers, and others a bit more challenging for the older ones. 

Major Martino wears bunny ears at his family's The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino laughing with her children Marlow and Major who are wearing bunny ears for their annual Easter Egg Hunt

Major Martino opening an orange easter egg

Major Martino reaches for a muffin on the table

You can’t have a party without food and drinks, and for my Egg Hunt party I’ll be serving some fun afternoon sweet treats! I love all the pastel colors in the aisles these days, and I decided to offer an assortment of snacks alongside some pretty little Krispie treat nests with chocolate Cadbury mini eggs inside! They were so easy to make and turned out so adorably– these are definitely staying on my Easter entertaining list for years to come!  I’ll be serving Rosé and beer for the grownups, and strawberry smoothies and lemonade for the kiddos.

Eva Amurri Martino plays with daughter Marlow's hair while she drinks a pink lemonade at her annual Easter Egg Hunt

Eva Amurri Martino and daughter Marlowe opening eggs at their annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Tablescape of Easter treats at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut.

Tablescape of Easter treats at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Sweet Easter Nests…

 

If using pre-made Rice Krispie Treats, unwrap them, place on a microwave-safe plate, and heat for 20 seconds.  In the meantime, take the muffin tin, and spray each mold with nonstick spray.  When the Rice Krispie Treats are warm, pull 2 x 1 inch sections and place in the bottom of each muffin mold.  Using your fingers (wet them if they begin to stick) press the Rice Krispie Treats in to the bottom and sides of the tin to create a nest shape.  When the molds are all filled with the nests, allow to cool and harden, approximately 30 minutes.  Remove from molds and fill each with 3 mini Cadbury eggs!

Tablescape of Easter treats at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino's Sweet Easter Nests, featuring rice krispie treats and cadbury mini eggs

Eva Amurri Martino's Sweet Easter Nests, featuring rice krispie treats and cadbury mini eggs

Eva Amurri Martino carries her Sweet Easter Nests at her Easter Egg Hunt

Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe holds a Sweet Easter Nest treat

Colorful easter treats on the table at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino giving a plastic egg during her annual Easter Egg Hunt with her son Major

Eva Amurri Martino finding a finger puppet toy inside of a plastic egg during her annual Easter Egg Hunt with her children Marlow and Major

Eva Amurri Martino finding a finger puppet toy inside of a plastic egg during her annual Easter Egg Hunt with her son Major

Eva Amurri Martino finding a finger puppet toy inside of a plastic egg during her annual Easter Egg Hunt with her children Marlow and Major

Marlowe and Major are both SO excited to look for Easter eggs this year.  Last year Major was a little baby and definitely wasn’t participating and running around in the Easter festivities– it’s going to be so special to watch them experience the party together this year! Watching their bond is so special for me– they’ve been playing together so much lately and knowing they are making memories and traditions they can look back on makes everything worth it for me, even on the most chaotic days. 

Marlowe and Major Martino opening easter eggs at their family's The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut

Siblings Marlowe and Major Martino give a sweet kiss to each other at their family's The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino finding a finger puppet toy inside of a plastic egg during her annual Easter Egg Hunt with her children Marlow and Major

Eva Amurri Martino gives her son Major a bag to collect eggs at their annual Easter Egg Hunt

Do you hunt for Easter eggs as part of your Easter Celebrations? What goodies do you store inside them?

Eva Amurri Martino and husband Kyle Martino pose for an Easter family portrait with their two children Marlow and Major at their annual Easter Egg Hunt at their Connecticut home.

The Easter decorations at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at her home in Connecticut.

Tablescape of Easter treats at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe reaches for treats at their annual Easter Egg Hunt in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino puts the finishing touches on the Easter decorations before her annual Easter Egg Hunt

Major Martino finding eggs at his family's Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut.

Tablescape of Easter treats at Eva Amurri Martino's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Major Martino finding eggs around the house during his family's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut.

Marlowe Martino finds a toy inside of an easter egg at her family's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Major Martino reaches for sweets at his family's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut.

Major Martino wears bunny ears for his family's annual Easter Egg Hunt at their home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino holding daughter Marlowe's hand who is wearing bunny ears for their annual Easter Egg Hunt

Eva Amurri Martino and husband Kyle Martino pose for an Easter family portrait with their two children Marlow and Major at their annual Easter Egg Hunt at their Connecticut home.

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  1. KGH says:

    A good trick we have used for egg hunts was to classify the egg colours for different age groups. So kids under two looked for blue eggs, kids 2-3 for orange eggs, kids 4-6 purple eggs, etc. This way, the bigger kids didn’t scoop up the eggs that were easiest to find and immediately went further out into the yard or park to find their colour. Worked perfectly!

    03.22.18Reply
  2. Sue says:

    Happy Easter Martino Family! I know you’ll have a great time. I’m going to an adult Easter and I’m bringing a dish (not a dessert…I know the shock and awe!) and plastic eggs filled with scratch off lotto tickets! (In January I won $500…so my friends are obsessed! Of course over the years I’ve spent $5,000! LOL)

    Love to all!

    03.22.18Reply
  3. Stacey says:

    Happy Easter! 🐣 It looks like your little ones will have a great time at the egg hunt party! Last year, we filled eggs with small Toob animals (definitely a hit), stickers, mini raisins and yogurt raisins boxes (fit perfectly) and some candies, of course. Our daughter (and friends) were all 2 at the time. 🙂

    03.22.18Reply
  4. Jennifer says:

    Looks like a super fun egg hunt! My mother in law assigns each kid an egg color during the hunt. This definitely keeps the grandkids from fighting over easter eggs. Everyone is just on the “hunt” for their specific color. We especially enjoy hiding the eggs for the older kids in hard to find spots.

    Happy Easter!

    03.22.18Reply
  5. Kim says:

    I totally agree with you on doing a party for the kids and giving the parents a fun way to get out of the house without a sitter. We did a “Noon Years Eve” party this year for the same reason: boozy brunch for parents and fun party for toddlers. We even DIY’d a balloon drop for the 12:00 noon countdown! The parents were so grateful to have somewhere to go and something to do to tire the kids out before naptime while sipping some celebratory mimosas. We have a new tradition on our hands!

    03.22.18Reply
  6. Tara says:

    Totally loving these simple but festive ideas!! I’m definitely using some 😊🐰🐰

    03.22.18Reply
  7. Amy says:

    Such a cute idea, Eva! And thanks for the tip on the sweater on Instagram — I bought it for $12!!!

    03.22.18Reply
  8. Christina H says:

    Omg I can’t get over the rice crispies with eggs inside! Also, the photo of both the children Kissing was just adorable! This year my son will also be partaking in egg hunts this year and I can’t wait.

    03.24.18Reply
  9. Andrea says:

    I love the rice crispy nests!!!
    We always do Easter with my in laws. They hide a ton of eggs with candy and some with quarters. We have some big kids so my father in law hides dollar bills around the yard. A bunch of $1’s, a couple $5’s, a couple $10’s, and one $20. He rolls the bills up tight and small then hides them all in odd places around the yard, like in the trampoline springs, and cracks in the fence, and the handle of the bbq. Eventually all the adults join in to help the kids find the money. It’s pretty fun!

    03.26.18Reply