Monday, April 02, 2012

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Our family scavenger hunt yesterday made for spectacular Easter fun.  Our hostess did a masterful job putting it together and had everything in readiness.  Here's how it went.

1.  We were paired into teams of 3, given the typewritten clues, explained the yard boundaries, and had 30 minutes to figure out the clues.  Each group of 3 was assigned a color, and that color was also marked on the treasure.  That was how we knew which treasure to claim.

2.  Each team was given a pretty pastel Easter pail for the loot we found, and we all wore rabbit ears that colorfully identified which group we were belonged to.  It was hysterically fun.

3.  When the 30 minutes was up, we were called back to the house, and the loot was tallied up.  My group tied for first place, but we teased the others that we actually won.  That cranked up the volume of fun even more.

The best part, for me, was reverting back into a little girl and chasing around the yard.  For 30 minutes, I didn't have to be a grown-up.  A lot of work went into planning the hunt, and I know some forever memories were seared into all of us yesterday.  It was the Easter of Easters.

The fuzzy one went along and had fun with her six cousins, a Siberian Husky, a German Shepherd, two Saint Bernards, a Shitzu, and a Collie.  It was a hoot watching these vastly-different breeds mingle and sniff around each other.  I was ever so proud of the fuzzy one, cuz she took sides with me during the scavenger hunt and bounced right along behind me.  One thing for sure, she slept soundly last night....and so did we.