Open Today
9:00am - 9:00pm

How To Plan The Perfect Egg Hunt

07 Apr 2020

With Easter just around the corner, it's time to get the festivities hoppin'. Here are some simple ways to ensure an epic egg hunt.


First thing's first, organise baskets for your hunters. When it comes to celebrating, there's no such thing as "over-decorating". Embellish these baskets with ribbons and stickers, adorn the halls with streamers and bunny cut outs, and place toy bunnies around the house for later gifting each guest.

And for the little ones, an Easter-themed colouring station works wonders. Include hand-written messages as cool clues, leave arrow signs and when needed, hint your hunters with subtle hand gestures to keep the mystery moving.


Plan intricate places for the adults, while reserving the simple spots for the young children.


It's essential to set boundaries, especially depending on the type of space you have, to ensure everyone's safety. Prior to the hunt, prevent any potential hazards by cleaning the premises and removing any objects that could cause trips, falls or the awkward "ah, that's not an egg - it's rubbish" type of commentary.


It's Easter, so chocolate is a sure thing. But who doesn't love a prize?! Mix up your hunt by adding a few small prizes, such as small chick toys, a deck of playing cards, party glasses and other novelty gift ideas, which won't be costly.


Beware, there will be expert hunters. Some love to hunt and others are just naturals at finders-keepers, so whatever the case - it pays to have a spare bunch of eggs. And to make certain each person gets an equal share, particularly in larger groups, it's also wise to count how many eggs have been found along the way.

Find everything you need this Easter at MacArthur Central's Big W, open 7 days a week, and get a headstart on the Easter Bunny.

Let the hunt begin!