Last Easter my daughter was only a week old, and although my husband and I had fun dressing her up and taking pictures of her in a basket filled with eggs, it was all the activity our sleep deprived bodies could handle. This year we were “egg-tra” excited to celebrate Easter with our toddler! Now that she was one and on-the-go, we decided the Fanwood Easter Egg Hunt would be a great way to welcome spring.
Each year Fanwood hosts its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Forest Road Park. The activities are free and it’s a no-fuss way for residents and non-residents to spend some quality time with family and friends. The small park is filled with over 1000 eggs all containing kid-friendly prizes and some with winner tickets that entitle lucky kids to a special table of prizes.
Promptly at 10 o’clock the Master of Ceremonies called the, “Ready, Set, Go” and children from every angle flock to gather as many eggs as possible. Well, in my case, my daughter took one step, found a bright yellow egg with a dog painted on it, and her hunt was over. My one year old was happy with her one egg, and that was fine with me. Nevertheless, we especially liked that the egg hunt was sectioned off into age groups so that we didn’t have to worry about our beginning walker being knocked down by a more experienced egg hunter.
In addition to the egg hunt, there were complimentary refreshments. There also were contests such as guess the number of jelly beans, guess the number of chocolate eggs, best bunny drawing, and egg decorating.
Another perk, the Easter bunny himself was there to welcome the kids, and this provides a great opportunity to get a candid, outdoor picture without having to wait in line at the mall. Although our little one, was too scared to pose alone with Mr. Bunny, I was still able to hold her and hop near him for a quick photo.
The Fanwood Easter Egg Hunt is definitely the start of a new family tradition! What are some of your spring traditions?