Funny Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for a Hilarious Holiday Celebration (Prank Your Family!)

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Fool your family with these funny Easter egg hunt ideas! We’re sharing funny things to fill your Easter eggs with and prank your family!

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Use these funny Easter egg hunt ideas to host a memorable holiday!

Searching for a clever twist on tradition? How about creating a gag Easter egg hunt for a hilarious way to shake things up this year? We’re sharing our favorite funny things to fill Easter eggs with and prank your family!

Now, to be clear, for these prank Easter eggs, you’ll want to know your audience and gauge what’s appropriate and won’t be considered mean. For instance, older kids, teens, or adult friends and family would probably be better suited for this activity than young children. Use your best judgement!

Hip Tip: If you only have young kiddos, we’ve rounded up some non-candy Easter basket filler ideas!

Dollar Tree basket full of Easter supplies

Don’t spend a ton… shop Dollar Tree first!

Here are some creative and simple ideas you can EASILY pull off to ‘fool” your family. These are meant to create silly memories, and not to be taken too seriously! 😂 The best part is, most of these supplies can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Tree – I love shopping for inexpensive Easter supplies there.

5 funny Easter egg hunt ideas to try: 

1. Super Glue the eggs.

super glue eggs gag easter egg hunt ideas
Does your family love Easter pranks? Try gluing some fill-able plastic Easter eggs shut with Super Glue for a sneaky trick! Simply glue the edges and secure the egg back together.

2. Give fake money instead of real money.

Fake money inside of a prank Easter egg

These pranks make funny adult easter egg hunt ideas! Make a few with real money and fill the rest of these funny Easter eggs with pretend currency. Fake lottery tickets would be hilarious, too!

3. One prank Easter egg idea is to make “pretend” chocolate eggs.

wrapped grapes gag easter egg hunt

These little treats appear as wrapped chocolate eggs, but they’re really (are you ready for this?) GRAPES! Gotcha! To achieve this look, simply color small pieces of aluminum foil squares using colorful Sharpie markers, then wrap up the grapes. This Easter prank is good for an egg hunt with teens or kids.

4. Fill eggs with veggies instead of candy.

gag veggie filled easter eggs for easter egg hunt

One of the funny things to fill Easter eggs with is health food! I’m not sure about your kids, but veggies would be the last item my kids would want to find in an Easter egg! 🤣

5. Stuff your eggs with unappetizing jelly beans.

Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans

Scoop up a box of Harry Potter’s Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans or Jelly Belly’s Bean Boozled Jelly Beans. Each box of these candies contains several off-putting flavors. Sit back and enjoy watching your family member’s faces as they bite into these trick candies. What appears to be a tasty lemon or peach jelly bean might actually be flavored to taste like rotten eggs or boogers. Just make sure to have some palette cleansers on hand! 🥴

6. Now that you’ve gifted funny Easter eggs, give participants some REAL candy or prizes at the end!

woman holding two edible easter baskets

After all those Easter pranks, you may want to reward your participants for being such good sports. Be prepared to hand out some REAL goodies at the end of your silly egg hunt. That way nobody goes away feeling completely bummed out. These creative Edible Dollar Tree Easter Baskets made from inexpensive candy and supplies would make great parting gifts.

a pair of edible easter baskets

Do you have any funny Easter egg hunt ideas?

Please share with us in the comments!

Learn how to make decoupage Easter eggs as an easy DIY holiday decoration!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 42

  1. Bargain Shopper

    I think this is great for an adult brunch. Thanks for the fun ideas. It could be a lot of fun

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh fun – enjoy! Thanks So much Bargain Shopper!

  2. Melissa m

    Last year Easter was on April 1, the Easter bunny left carrots in their eggs instead of candy and my little one did not think it was funny. 😂 I think this might be a tradition.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha oh how funny. Enjoy!

    • NotFunny

      Your little one didn’t think it was funny but “haha it might be tradition now”
      This is so cringey. Do you also film it so you can post it online? 🙄

  3. Sara

    If my parents had done this to me, I wouldn’t have minded the grapes and carrots. I like most fruits and vegetables. However, I would have been absolutely livid about getting fake money. I can’t spend it, so it is useless. If anyone did this now, I would still be livid about getting fake money. It would go straight to the shredder.

    • Alli

      Right. Those fake lotto tickets too. Some people might think they’re hilarious but I would be so bummed to think I won big and then…nada.

    • Nah

      Lol I probably wouldn’t be livid, but it’s stupid 😑

  4. babymair

    I decided to do the carrots in the eggs ,my boys were 4,and 7.. at the time .They thought a bunny was the end result ….Ralph the bunny loves his home with us . Lol

    • CJJ

      LOL!!! (I assume you weren’t intending to get a bunny until the kids got all excited about the carrots for him?!?)

  5. Laura Y

    It would be cute to be able to “spend” the fake money on prizes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I agree! That’s brilliant – thanks for sharing Laura!

    • Me

      I agree. Same as the tickets we use in our eggs!

    • Kim

      I agree! That’s a great idea!!

  6. Marty Gaston

    For my grandkids…instead of buying them gifts we do the traditional Easter egg hunt. I fill some plastic eggs with candy (not much), some eggs have coins, some eggs have paper money (real) and some eggs have strips of paper with numbers. At the end of the hunt they open the eggs, looking for the numbers. I will have a wagon full of unwrapped gifts (usually less than $5 each) and some grab bags filled with either a gift or a zonk… Whatever number they get in their eggs decides when they get to pick their gift…this works great and the kids love it!! I start early in the year picking up little gifts, using coupons from Michaels and AC Moore, Dollar Tree, 5 Below…

    • Kim

      Marty, that is a great idea! My question is how do you keep one person from getting all the gifts?

      • Cindy

        We have the same tradition. We always keep the prize eggs with numbered papers in them in a separate bag. We give them to one of the more energetic adults to hide with clear instructions to hide them far away from each other. We do have a huge yard but we’ve never had an trouble with one child getting all the prize eggs.

  7. Dj asbury

    Beanboozle jelly beans would be amazingly funny.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes that’s a great idea!! ❤️

  8. hmwill

    Love those baskets, so cute:)

  9. Michelle R

    lol the super glue

  10. Elle

    that is the same age my kids are boys 9 and 11 pokemon cards, lego blind bags
    girls 9 take a lol doll and open it and put parts in the egg or with barbie dolls or chapsitck ,slime
    girls 11 makeup like nailposh or lip gloss chapstick, money or gum any you can put candy that she can put in her locker ( you can also get candy for the boy to for his locker )

  11. NikkiLLM5

    One year before mine were old enough to know they thought the Easter bunny wasn’t real and were very upset because a kid at school told them he wasn’t. Just happened that year the cheerleaders at a local school were doing a fund raiser and for a price they would come out sometime between midnight and 5am and hide 25 or 50 eggs. Whichever amount you chose and prices were different and leave a note on your front door from the Easter bunny. It’s not a gag gift idea but I just had to share. After that they were convinced he was real at least for a few more years. Lol.

    • Celticmommie

      That’s an incredible idea! I would have totally done that when my kids were little.

    • fabfitmom

      My 11 year old son came across a similar post and he decided to so the same. He posted on FB and received about 30 people asking for his services. Charging $35 for 50 egg s.

  12. fabfitmom

    We do a glow in the dark egg hunt. We buy finger tip led lights from Amazon, about 200 and turn them on and place them in the eggs and onto the yard. The yard looks so cool all lit up. It’s just a fun alternative, no prizes just fun to pick them up on the dark

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Lisa

    We’ve done the grape-eggs and it was sooo funny. Put it in my sons school lunch.

  14. Sandi

    Another cute egg hunt idea is to put one or two small puzzle pieces in each egg. After the egg hunt, make the puzzle. I bet you can find Spring puzzles at the Dollar Tree.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh FUN!! That is cute!

  15. Cassie Sue

    Not a prank, but one year when our kids were little they had so much fun finding the eggs, they asked us to hide them again for a second hunting session. It cracked us up, and the kids they patiently waited inside until the eggs were hidden, though they told us that the eggs weren’t hidden as well as the Easter Bunny did it the first time.

    Another year we had them busily looking for eggs, while my husband snuck their baskets on the back porch, then we excitedly yelled “did you see him?!? the Easter Bunny just came by!! and WOW, he left you a present!!” and my son SWORE he saw the Easter Bunny go by with the baskets. They talked about that one for years.

  16. Michelle

    Ever since Easter was on April Fool’s Day several years ago, and the day was full of amazing Easter pranks, my kids make me promise not to do it again. 🤣 They got grapes wrapped in colored foil, “junk” in their baskets (toilet paper, kitchen utensils, dog treats, etc), and even fake money in the eggs. They thought they were getting $100 bills, man they were mad when they realized it wasn’t real, lol! It was worth the trouble and the whining and the videos I took are priceless, hahahaha!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hahaha that’s great!

  17. TiffMeow

    Love watching my son hunt eggs!

  18. cheree808217

    Some great ideas for Easter fun!

  19. Lisa

    Fun ideas!

  20. Ginamarie

    Our tradition is to have a glow in the dark egg hunt! We live in a small one bedroom apartment but we still love this fun activity. We put glow bracelets in plastics colored eggs- most times need to tape egg closed. They glow all night and we do multiple rounds of hiding and searching 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s so fun! Love this idea, Ginamarie! Thanks for sharing your egg hunt tradition! ❤️🙌

  21. Penny

    Our family tradition has been once the kids find all their eggs…they in turn hide them from the adults…this has been handed down now to the grand kids hiding the eggs from the adults.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, Love that tradition too, Penny! I think my kids and nephew would enjoy doing that too. Thanks for taking the time to comment! 💞

  22. sheilds1980

    I did something similar last year for the kids I painted rocks and put them in the Easter eggs and glued them together, then hide them outside for the kids to get . They weren’t happy thinking it was candy inside .. lol

  23. Beverly

    I’m planning a dad joke egg hunt for the whole extended family (adults and mostly teenage kids), hiding the joke and punchlines in separate eggs and then having people match them up. Super gluing a few of the eggs would make this even better–thanks for the idea!

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