Remember the excitement of the night before Easter, going to bed knowing that while you sleep, some mysterious furry friend is decorating your home with delicious chocolate? Well now that you are the parent...it's time to make your child's Easter just as magnificent!
1. Bitten Carrots
Get your children to help layout some carrots for the Easter Bunny the night before. While they are asleep break them in half and give the ends a bit of a nibble. Imagine your kids waking up to see that their food has been eaten!
2. Bunny Footprints
Using plain flour, baking powder or baby powder create bunny shaped paw prints that you can place in various places around your house.
3. Fluffy stuff
Get some cotton wool and break it into small pieces. Leave it around where the eggs are hidden - it will look like the Easter Bunny left a little bit too much behind.
Once the kids are in bed, bake something original that you can tell them the Easter Bunny made especially for them! See the recipe below for a magical easter egg slice (courtesy of Kate, founder of South West Mums).
Imagine that the Easter Bunny magically turned normal milk into chocolate milk? Well he just did! Replace the milk in your milk jug or fridge with chocolate milk when the kids are asleep - make sure that they see it is plain milk before they go to bed. You could even leave some paw prints and some bunny fluff on the fridge!
6. And of course...an easter egg hunt!
There is nothing more exciting that running around the house trying to find eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden. For older eggs you could even turn it into a scavenger hunt with clues for them to decipher!
Ways you can make your easter egg hunt even more memorable:
MAGICAL EASTER EGG SLICE
Courtesy of Kate, founder of South West Mums
This slice is so versatile. It's simple to make (even with the kids in the kitchen) and not only makes a super simple Easter dessert, but can also be gift wrapped to make delicious gifts for family and friends.
290g Milk Chocolate Melts
290g White Chocolate Melts
2 heaped tbsp. crunchy peanut butter (or smooth if you prefer)
150g bag mini marshmallows (pink & white if you can find them)
2 bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs or M&M Crispy Shell Easter Eggs
Lauryn Stanlake - Infant and Child Sleep Consultant