KRT STAND ALONE US NEWS PHOTO SLUGGED: EASTEREGG KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW CUTRARO/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (March 26) St. LOUIS, MO -- Held back by the rules of fair play, tension begins to show on the faces of Easter egg hunters from left: Lola Fernandez, Isabella Koster, both 3, and triplets Meghan, Julie and Daniel Baudendistel, 4, during the start of the 5th annual St. Louis University Easter Egg Hunt in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 26, 2005. Over 9,000 eggs were placed in five fields for age groups, ranging from 1 to 10 years old. (cdm) 2005 (Diversity)
Easter egg hunts are traditionally for children, but that doesn’t mean kids get to have all the egg-hunting fun. (Andrew Cutraro/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fuzzy bunnies, mountains of brightly colored eggs and enough chocolate to give Willey Wonka diabetes, all of these are the trademarks of American Easter celebrations.

While many Easter celebrations are centered on children, they don’t have to be the only ones having a good time. Here are a few cheap and entertaining ideas to have a fun but grown-up Easter celebration.

Energizer Easter bunny

Exercising and getting in shape is something that many Americans need to do, since we’re one of—if not the most—obese nation in the world. One idea for getting your exercise on while still celebrating Easter would be to hide slips of paper listing small exercises written on it. Some ideas for the slips might be 20 sit-ups, 10 burpees, 30 jumping jacks or a 30-second sprint.

Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt

Let’s be real: glow in the dark stuff makes everything better! This is a great one to do in a group too, either in someone’s home or at a local park. Put together a group of friends, meet up with a couple packages of eggs and a few glow sticks and it’s sure to be a great time. Spice it up by offering a basket of glow-in-the-dark dollar store toys to the individual who gathers the most eggs.

After hours Easter egg hunt party

Add an extra dimension of fun by making your Easter egg hunt a competition. Before meeting, scatter eggs filled with confetti, small treats, candy or even a few dollars in cash. After dark, meet at a pre-designated park or backyard and split up into teams. Smash confetti eggs on the opposing team to freeze them and steal their eggs. By the end of the night, the team with the most eggs wins. Raise the stakes by having the losers buy dinner for the winners.

Scavenger Easter egg hunt 

If your family is anything like mine, there’s always a brother or uncle who everyone wants to knock down a few pegs. For those who could use a little humble pie, send them on a scavenger Easter egg hunt. If you’re a word wizard, write up some riddles or jot down some memories you share with the searcher and hide Easter eggs in specific places around your house or apartment. If you really want to send them on a scavenger hunt, include clues that lead them around public places like Weber State University’s campus. Pinterest also has some great riddles and ideas for scavenger Easter egg hunts.

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