Now is this the perfect time to purchase plastic Easter eggs- not only for Easter egg hunts but for other themed parties you may have throughout the year.For instance, fill eggs with small plastic dinosaurs for a prehistoric or dinosaur reunion or fill eggs with small plastic dragons for your medieval reunion or princess party.
Moana and HeiHei Fun!
With all the excitement over Moana you could also fill plastic eggs with HeiHei memorabilia or pictures. (Take a picture or HeiHei and then cut into puzzle pieces. Hide one piece in each egg and when all the pieces Are found you can put the puzzle together.) These eggs would be perfect for a HeiHei egg hunt. I purchased them at Walmart.
How to Play
Hide the eggs around your reunion or party location. Tell the kids that they must find all the eggs before they hatch. The person that collects the most dinosaurs or dragons (or Easter themed prize) is the winner. This may not be the child that finds the most eggs as not every egg will have a prize in it.
A fun twist is to tell kids that if they find an egg that is empty, they have to put it back for another player to find. This way, the hunters will have to remember which eggs they’ve already checked…which adds to the mystery and suspense of the hunt.
What a surprise I received Saturday when I dropped by my Mother-in-laws house. She had invited a few of her great-grand children over for an Easter celebration and they were having a grand old time roasting PEEPS marshmallow candies over an open fire.
There’s actually something unsettling about that for me- I mean WHO would roast those sweet little marshmallow chicks and bunnies over a FIRE? And why would Grandma, of all people, encourage such a dastardly thing? The thought of sweet, innocent children putting a skewer through a marshmallow chick or bunny and roasting it over an open flame makes me cringe.
So what’s all this craziness about? Roasted PEEPS! According to Grandma- everyone is doing it. PEEPS are marshmallows with sugar on top! When you roast them, the sugar caramelizes to make a hard crunchy shell.
As Easter draws to a close and family reunion season quickly approaches and all the pastel candy starts crowding the supermarket and drugstore shelves, consider buying some extra Peeps now for a Peep Roast at your reunion.
One thought- Peep S’mores? Does that make them S’meeps? We decided to give “S’meeps” a try and quite honestly, they were delicious. I used a silicone Peep mold from Wilton to make chocolate the same shape as my bunny Peeps and regular graham crackers. Cook over a fire and assemble as you do for S’mores.
Although I’ve got to admit, all this Peeps silliness makes me wonder- what will they think of next? Oh, and don’t forget, purchase extra Peeps to have on hand for your summer camping trip.