Rent a helicopter. Get the real Easter Bunny to attend. DC Talk reunion tour concert to open the festivities. What happens if you don’t have a large budget for your Easter Egg Hunt? No problem. There are ways to still host a fun event for your community.
But if you are looking to host an Easter Egg Hunt on a low-budget. Here’s some tips you need remember:
Get the Church to Help. As mentioned in previous blog posts, this keeps the budget low when the church donates towards the cause. Eggs, candy, bottled water…and even cash donations go a long way to keep costs down. In past egg-fills, we might make a quick run to the dollar store for more eggs or candy, but for the most part we have enough filled eggs for the event.
Egg Return. Make provisions to have a place where eggs can be returned. This will save you next year when you ask for more donations. You will already have a nest egg (pun intended) for your event the following year.
Free. When you have an event that is free, the expectations are not nearly as high. When people pay for an event, they desire something in return for their payment. Keeping it free is not only good practice as a church, but also will allow for a good spirit among those that attend.
Limited but Effective Activities. Each year we evaluate what activities are worth keeping for the following year. The majority of our small budget is placed into bounce houses. These are something every kid loves and are worth the money. Other activities like crafts, face painting, and prayer table are low-budget activities.
Keep Program Simple. Each year we make sure to share the Gospel at our event. It’s not a bait and switch, because it is advertised as people come to the registration table. But let’s be honest, hundreds of people (especially kids) anxiously waiting for the Easter Egg Hunt are not going to be held at bay for very long. So the puppet show, video, or speaker should not be much longer than 15 minutes. That’s all the attention span you got, so use it wisely.