Did You Find The Golden Egg?

Every Easter growing up, my family hosted an annual Easter Egg hunt and brunch. We'd have dozens of families and their kids over, dressed in their Easter finest. Each family was asked to bring 10-20 plastic eggs filled with treats. After we'd all eaten brunch, and had our fill of Easter treats, the parents would close the blinds and scamper outside to hide the eggs.

Meanwhile, indoors, the oldest kids would supervise a gaggle of small children, until we heard the call that everything was hidden. Now, somewhere among all the hidden colorful eggs was a single golden egg. The golden egg was the coveted egg, the winner of which would get an enormous plush stuffed animal (a nice one too, like F.A.O. Schwartz caliber)...

I never did find the golden egg, my sister Katie did once, much to every other child's chagrin. But it was always a fun Easter tradition. Did any of you go egg hunting yesterday? Anyone happen to find a golden egg?

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11 comments

Callie Grayson said...

what a fun tradition!
I loved to hunt for eggs when I was young. I was the oldest and I would try to gather as much as possible to share with my younger slower siblings.... the best to find were the huge solid chocolate bunnies!!! mmmm.

frannie said...

How fun! I would have totally loved that. My parents would just hide eggs around the house and fill em with money! LOL

sarah said...

Growing up we always had an easter egg hunt in the backyard. Only we'd never find all of the eggs and mom would forget where she hid them. Weeks later we'd find them... stinky and gross. After a few years of that she got smart and used plastic ones. ha ha

thevoyageofv said...

I haven't done an Easter egg hunt in ages! I'd love to, though, but I fear my competitive edge wouldn't be appropriate around the wee kiddies.

Ms Unreliable said...

That sounds like so much fun! I always wanted to do an Easter egg hunt but I'm not sure I ever did! My memory on the matter seems a little hazy, but surely I'd remember if I did!

erin said...

so fun! when we were little my sister caity found the golden egg too, harumph! cute post!

Nicole Marie said...

i love traditions!

Meghan said...

no egg hunting for me...but i love that tradition.
My little Lulu found some eggs though in the pouring down rain :)

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hot dot said...

I still have the golden eggs- the tradition lives on.......

paisley peacock said...

so cute & clever. we almost missed our egg hunt here bc my kiddos woke up before 6 a.m.! the easter bunny had not yet arrived & he hides eggs & baskets for when they wake {it was a very close call- but it all worked out!!}