Easter is right around the corner and hosting an Easter egg hunt is a great way to engage your residents. Before starting the hunt, a little bit of prep is needed to make sure you have everything you need and your tenants know the rules so everyone stays safe. 


  • Plastic Eggs: Typically you want to have 10-15 eggs per child. Add up how many kids live in your community and fill them before the event. Give yourself enough time before the event to stuff the eggs.
  • Candy: When purchasing candy, go for nut-free candy to prevent any allergic reactions. If you separate the kids by age group, stick to chocolate or other soft candies that melt for toddler-age children to help reduce choking hazards. 
  • Extra Bags:  Have a few grocery bags on hand in case someone forgets their Easter basket. 
  • Flyers or Handouts: Before the hunt, you need to get the word out about the event. Make sure to include the date, times, and the rules. 
  • Food for After the Hunt: If you are having food for the tenants after the hunt, make a list and purchase everything beforehand. If you’re not serving food, having water and refreshments for everyone is a nice addition. 

Safety & Rules 

  • Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult: Make sure to add this to any handouts or flyers that you give to tenants so they know beforehand. 
  • Make Sure Residents Know to Drive Carefully: Even though not all residents will attend, they need to be aware that it is happening and know to drive extra cautiously with so many little ones out and about. 
  • Set a Perimeter: Before the hunt starts, make sure everyone knows the boundaries of the Easter egg hunt. Depending on the size of your space, you can verbally tell them, draw them a map, or rope off the area. 
  • No Running: The kids will be excited to hunt eggs, but it is important to set up a no-running rule to reduce the risk of someone falling and getting injured. 
  • Set Start and End Times: Add the times to the event flyer and make sure to account for the time it takes to check in and hide the eggs.
  • Remind Participants to Clean Up After Themselves: Disposing of any candy wrappers or discarded eggs will help maintain the cleanliness of the community. 

Tips to Add to the Fun 

  • Separate by Ages: To ensure that the Easter hunt is fair and age-appropriate, it’s a good idea to divide the children into age groups. Eggs can be hidden more easily for the toddler age group and get more difficult as the ages go up. 
  • Hide a Golden Egg: It’s always fun to have a prize egg or two in the mix. You could do one for each age group or have a main grand prize. Chocolate bunnies, teddy bears, swim floats/accessories, and board games are all great options for prizes. 
  • Add a Check-In Station: To keep track of participants, you can include a check-in table. Parents and children can get maps, bags for Easter eggs, or a list of the rules at the check-in. 


If you have any questions about hosting events at your manufactured home community, check out the resources page or contact us through our website here.