This year, my girls are getting really excited about Easter. They seem to think the Easter bunny brought their Easter eggs last year, although I don’t remember telling them that. Nonetheless, it’s quite a magical time with the visit of the mythical bunny impending. So I decided that for the first time ever, we’d have an Easter egg hunt. But when Prezzybox got in touch and told me about their alternative Easter gifts, I decided it would be even more fun to hide some of those.
I put some thought into where to hide the chocolate and decided that our garden wasn’t the ideal location. The back garden is decked, and whilst it’s the perfect area for the girls to play, there aren’t many hiding places. Luckily my dad lives locally and has a much more exciting garden, so we hid them over there.
Hiding our alternative Easter gifts from prezzybox
Prezzybox is one of my favourite websites because their gift selection includes something for absolutely everyone. At Christmas, I managed to shop for my mum, my sister and my children all in one place. And Easter is no different. Prezzybox aren’t selling eggs, they’re selling a variety of different handmade chocolates. They sent me a selection of Easter gifts to hide for the girls. Here are the gifts in their hiding places.
Personalised unicorn chocolate bars hidden in the ivy at the base of a tree. These were the first things they found although I thought they were quite well hidden. Libby was delighted to be able to read their names on the bars and Lia loved the sparkly unicorn design.
Chocolate cows hidden at eye level in a tree. They walked past this more times than you can imagine and ended up needing a hint to find it. The cows are handmade from Belgian white and dark chocolate and they’re spectacularly cute.
Mini chocolate flower cupcakes hidden in a hedge. With hindsight, this was perhaps a bit too well hidden. They needed quite a lot of help to find this one. Once it had been found, the little cupcakes survived about 30 seconds. They tasted fabulous!
Chocolate bunny and carrots. This is definitely my favourite out of all of them. I hid it at face height and both girls stared at it a few times before realising it was one of their chocolate treats. The chocolate tastes fabulous and it looks brilliant, the perfect Easter gift.
This chocolate zoo collection of 9 handmade Belgian chocolates is the perfect gift for any occasion. I hid them in a plant and the girls found it relatively quickly.
The Easter chocolate hunt
The girls had to stay inside while I hid the chocolate around the garden. I didn’t make it too difficult to find so they’d get demoralised, but it was hard enough to make it a challenge! Both girls were super excited to run around looking for their Easter gifts. I had to rein Libby in a bit to give Lia a chance to find some as well. They were both delighted with their prizes.
I’d never done an Easter chocolate hunt in the past as we just gave the girls their eggs on Easter morning. I think this is a tradition we’ll carry on with though. It made Easter so much more exciting and it was a great way to get them running around in the fresh air. Although if they let me anywhere near all that chocolate it’s going to be me that needs to go for a run!