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Do your children love dragons as much as mine??? With the release of popular dragon movies and television shows, dragon popularity seems to have made a resurgence. So, I decided to have a little fun with the concept by choosing it as this year’s Easter Egg hunt inspiration. Keep scrolling for 4 colorful ideas for creating your own dragon themed Easter Egg hunt, including masks, eggs, decorations and themed snacks.
1. Dragon Masks & Wings
For young children, simple dress-up items can add so much personality to an event. For our dragon Easter Egg hunt, we set out an assortment of dragon masks and wings for children to select from. It was truly adorable to see the kids hunt for eggs in costume.
2. Dragon Party Decorations
Simple decorations often offer big impact. For our Dragon Easter Egg hunt, we added nods to the theme in a few places, namely the centerpiece and table runner. It doesn’t always take a lot to capture a theme for a children’s event.
Our dragon scale table runner was colorful and simple to make. To recreate the look at home, choose a handful of complementary colored card stock. For our Spring event, we chose pinks, purples, a hint of teal and a few pops of gold. Cut a “U” shape from a single piece of card stock to use as a template. For more efficient cutting, fold each piece of card stock in half vertically. Trace your template onto each folded piece of card stock, then cut out 2 pieces at a time. To create the runner, layer your pieces in an appealing pattern from one end of the table to the other, adhering with craft glue or with staples.
3. Dragon Themed Snacks
I LOVE selecting a few theme relevant snacks for any party we are hosting! For our dragon Easter Egg hunt, in addition to “dragon claws” aka Bugle snacks, we made these colorful dragon eye deviled eggs using Almark hard-boiled eggs.
Almark Cage-FREE Hard-Boiled Eggs are such a life saver when creating recipes incorporating hard boiled eggs. Using your favorite deviled egg recipe, simply skip ahead to slicing then removing the yolks from each egg, followed by mixing in the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Before returning the mixture to the hard-boiled eggs, separate it into 2-4 even mixtures in order to add natural coloring. We chose to add natural pink, blue and purple into our deviled egg mixtures, but by combining color options, you could create virtually any shade imaginable through experimentation. Once you have achieved your desired coloring, spoon or pipe the filling into your sliced hard-boiled eggs. To complete your dragon egg snack, add a single, thin black olive slice across the filling of each egg prior to serving.
You can find Almark hard-boiled eggs at your local Sam’s Club, in the refrigerated section.
4. Dragon Easter Eggs
Fill dragon inspired Easter Eggs (i.e. speckled or scaled) with a variety of age-appropriate fillers. For our elementary school age crowd, our fillers included stickers, kaleidoscopes, tops, mini-pens and pencils, hopper toys and candy.
The sky is literally the limit for what you could fill Easter Eggs with, so have fun with your selections! Spread the eggs out over your party space, hiding a few to make it a challenge for the older kids, but leaving a fair number across the yard or ground space for the younger ones to pick up. For a fun twist, hide a few golden dragon eggs full of special tickets of special prizes to redeem at the end of the hunt.
We hope our colorful ideas for hosting a dragon theme Easter Egg hunt inspired your next celebration.
For more Easter Egg hunt ideas, be sure to browse our Easter blog archives!