Friday, March 27, 2015

A Woodland Easter Egg Hunt ♥

Yesterday I took my boy for an Easter egg hunt in the woods. Having been looking religiously on weather sites to see what the weather would be like over Easter, it isn't looking as though the sun is going to be shining at all in the week up to Easter and on the day itself, so I decided to have an impromptu Easter egg hunt with my little one in the woods by my parents house.

I used to always go to these woods for a walk when I was a child and a teenager. There is something so peaceful about them and hardly anyone goes there, bar a few people who walk there dogs there. When Tyler Lee and I were there no one else was to be seen. It was lovely having the whole place to ourselves, it was peaceful, idyllic and the perfect place to take some Easter themed pictures and have a little Easter egg hunt.

Now that Tyler Lee is old enough to participate in things fully I thought it would be lovely to have a little Easter egg hunt with him. I was going to have it in our back garden but the photographer in me just wasn't feeling the backdrop for the pictures I wanted to take, it was then that I decided that the woods would be the perfect setting, it's safe there, quiet and there were lots of trees for us to hang our Easter decorations off.

I just hung some homemade bunting between the trees, put eggs on stakes in the ground and decorated the branches of trees with Easter eggs, my boy was a very willing helper with all of this. I then dotted some chocolate eggs and bunnies around the trees and gave him a basket to place his chocolate treasure in as he found them. Our little Easter egg hunt is proof that you don't need to spend a lot of money to make your child happy and give them great fun and memories that last.

When he found them all he begun to take everything out of the basket and back into the place where he found them - he's so funny. After he decided enough was enough and he couldn't resist the chocolate anymore he peeled open his Cadbury's Buttons egg and took a huge bite - he was so happy!

I love these little adventures and moments we have together, something so simple as a trip to the woods, some cheap decorations and some chocolate really made my boys day, he was so happy and really cute kissing his bunny and giving me lots of kisses and cuddles too.

I absolutely love the pictures I got during our woodland Easter egg hug. They kind of have an Alice in Wonderland-esque feel to them I think, Alistair in Wonderland in boys case though!

We'll have to do this every year at Easter, it was the perfect little adventure and escape from the house for some fresh air.
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  1. The pic where he's hugging his stuffed bunny is one of the most adorable I've seen in years...I did the eggs hunt too, when I was little, it was so much fun all the time. My dad used to hide the bigger chocolate egg in sight but very high on a tree and kept laughing when my and brothers were jumping to catch it!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! That picture seems to be everyone's favourite, he really loves his bunny! Haha I'll have to remember to do that when Tyler Lee is older! :)

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  2. That looks amazing! Very lucky little boy, who looks like he had great fun. Photos are fantastic, you're so lucky to have wood like that.

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    1. Thank you so much Anna! He had a great time, we really are, there are two woods on our island but I love this one :)

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  3. I love the woods. It looks like in a movie.

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  4. Lovely photos, looks beautiful! Looks like a wonderful time xx

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    1. Thank you so much Catriona, we had a wonderful time together and lots of fun :) x

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  5. Love all the photos and the idea of having a hunt in the woods is so magical. Lucky li'l boy!

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    1. Thank you so much Alina, it was quite magical!

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  6. Looks like you two spent a great day outside and had lots of fun! :) Love the photos, the woods look so peaceful and magical.

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    1. We really did, it was so lovely! We must have more trips to the woods :)

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  7. The photos are so lovely, seems both had a great time in woods :D

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    1. Thank you so much, we had a great time! :)

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  8. Looks like he had a lovely time Fi, such a great idea. As always your photo's are stunning.
    Nicola

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    1. He had a great time Nicola. Thank you so much :) x

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  9. Utterly gorgeous photos, hes so photogenic and I love the one of him munching into his egg! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, you're too kind. Haha yes, he couldn't get enough of that egg! :) x

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  10. Hi. This place looks truly magical, no doubt your little boy really enjoyed himself! Great pictures

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    1. It did have quite a magical vibe to it. Yes he loved his little egg hunt :)

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  11. Beautiful photos of a magical time. I can smell the pine trees & moss! I used to do this with my niece when she was little but my sister & I never did as children. I never liked chocolate when I was little so my sister got a chocolate egg & I got a jar of those big brown pickled onions & still do every Christmas & Easter!

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    1. Oh how lovely Kate! I hope to do this with my boy every year. Pickled onions?! Can't say I'd prefer that over a big chocolate egg! :D

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  12. You always have the most gorgeous photos, what a great idea. You set up his own personal little fun house!!! Gorgeous job!!

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    1. Thank you so much Dana, you're too kind :)

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  13. How beautiful and magical looking! I bet it was a ton of fun and full of enjoyment!

    kaitlyn
    Three Sisters and Us

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    1. We really did have a lot of fun Kaitlyn, I want to do it again :)

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  14. Awww bless he looks so happy and looks like he enjoyed that cadbury egg big time. This is a very nice way of spending time with your son, everytime I see his pictures makes me smile. Love his curly hair

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  15. That boy and his curls....he is SO CUTE. And what fun it looks like he had hunting Easter eggs! Happy Easter :)

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  16. This is such a better idea than having an Easter Egg hunt right out in the open. So many cool places to hide the eggs.

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  17. OMgosh - so beautiful! What a lovely setting for a family egg hunt and the cadbury egg was a huge hit! Love! Happy Easter.

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  18. That is awesome! It's like Easter in a fairy tale. That is so cool!

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  19. Oh my goodness, these pictures are absolutely beautiful! What an awesome way to create memories (and get some incredible pictures) despite the weather not cooperating for Easter. Absolutely love this!

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  20. Alright this is basically perfect and something straight from the movies, so whimsical! Look at the bunting and all of the little eggs for your boy to go hunting for. The second last picture of him eating the chocoalte with his bunny next to him?!! Sooo cute. Happy almost Easter! I can't wait to make my ham and scalloped potatoes hehe.

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  21. I was thinking the exact same thing about Alice in Wonderland. What beautiful woods to have an egg hunt! Your son is absolutely adorable! His hair is awesome!

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  22. I love the photo 3rd from the bottom where he is looking up. Frame worthy! You have created a memory that he will remember all his life. My daughter still remembers an Easter hunt when she was two because I made it magical.

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  23. Awww your little guy is so cute. That location for the egg hunt looks really fun and amazing. We still have snow on our ground and wished it would clear before Easter. =(

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  24. WOW it looks so mystical and delicious. I love the way everything is set out. I love how people are becoming more and more inspired during easter and creating such beautiful things. The best picture was the egg eating nom nom nom nom. I might have to hop over to where you are and indulge.

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  25. Wow looks so magical/fairy tale like . Love the bright colored eggs against the woods. How cute is your son with his curly locks! Great photos thanks for sharing you egg hunt photos

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  26. What a stunning egg hunt location. We just went on a hunt at our favorite local ice cream shop--I the sleet-and it was quite fun but so incredibly cold. I love all of these photos...it is the most magical egg hunt I have ever seen. What a lucky little kid to experience this!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  27. I love this. It's very fairy tale-esque and whimsical. I wish more Easter egg hunts around here had that quality. They're just neon plastic eggs and kids running all over each other to get them.

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  28. That is so cute that he started to put them all back after he'd collected them. The whole setting has such a magical, fairy tale quality to it!

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  29. He is so adorable!! He looks so focused on that chocolate egg I am glad he didn’t have to wait long to dig into it!! You got some amazing photos during your Easter egg hunt!

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  30. Amazing post.there are many post around blogs about easter.i love the colors of eggs and boy with curly hairs.i think you guys had really fun (brook)

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  31. As always, he looks adorable! I love his coat too! It looks snuggly and comfortable!

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  32. How beautiful! The pictures make it look very fairy-tale like. And, your son is so adorable!

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  33. What an awesome egg hunt for little cutipie! Your son looks like he had an awesome time with this setting!

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  34. Oh how fun! What great photos. I miss doing Easter egg hunts. It's pretty cold here to go outside and do them anymore!

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  35. These pictures are so gorgeous! I love that you took him out into the woods! Great photo shoot and experience for him!

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  36. That is a really cute photo shoot. It puts me in the mind of something out of "Alice in Wonderland" or "Once Upon a Time." These pictures will be so great to look at over the years.

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  37. OMgoodness, what adorable photos! That is such a magical way to hide eggs…in the great outdoors. I think I would have flipped if I had experienced this as a child. It also looks like Tyler Lee really liked the bunny rabbit.

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  38. What a beautiful set up! We just had my son's Easter egg hunt at school today and we're hoping for nice weather outside, if not it will be in the house.

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  39. Oh that looks like so much fun! Our backyard isn't very big so we don't have too much space to do an Easter egg hunt.

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  40. How beautiful, Fiona - for such a cutie and all little ones - I would never have thought to do this in our own woods - loved the photos - Awesome looking time for all!

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  41. Aww, adorable pictures!! What a fun time for your little cutie!

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  42. This is a beautiful site for photos too! I am loving how fun and colorful this event is.

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  43. Oh my gosh those blond curls, he's such a cutie! Having an egg hunt like this looks like it was a lot of fun and so memorable for the both of you!

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  44. Oh beautiful! I love this idea. I would love to do an Easter Egg hunt in our backyard this weekend!

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  45. I love your egg hunt setup! It is really adorable! Thanks for sharing. We'll be doing one this upcoming weekend with the littles.

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  46. I think it's very sweet of you to have made Easter come early for your little one. You did a great job in the set up and decors for the Easter Egg Hunt. You took lovely photos, too.

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  47. This is such a cute idea, I love it. I think instead of gong to crowded egg hunts moms can do their own hung like those.

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  48. Tyler Lee is so handsome! What a cutie. I love the woods and how to decorated it. I keep waiting to see a flock of little fairies flying about!

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  49. An easter hunt - now this is just plain awesome. kids would love this.

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  50. This is a fun idea. We do everything we can to keep our kids outside and encourage a love of nature. Unique things like this really help a child build memories.

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  51. He is totally so cute indeed. I love the set up of the hunt and the placement of the eggs. This would be so awesome for the kids indeed. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. Oh my gosh just look at those curls! These are fantastic pictures. What a beautiful spot for an Easter egg hunt! We used to run a formal Easter egg hunt here in London Ontario for a support group of families that I work with and it was so much fun every year

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  53. That is simply magical! I wish I had woods on my property, we'd totally do our hunt like this!

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  54. That is definitely the nicest location that I've seen so far for egg hunting. Makes me think of fairies and all.

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  55. Omg just loving all the photos!!!! Your little boy is too adorable!!! Wish I had awesome woods near by to do this with my princess :)

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  56. Easter egg hunts are so fun for the kids. I love the pictures you have here.

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  57. What a great way to hunt eggs. I love all of these pictures.

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  58. Awww, thats the cutest easter egg hunt I've ever seen. I an in LOVE with these pictures!

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  59. This looks magical!!!! As a full adult woman, I'd want to go on this Easter egg hunt.

    By the way, your son is just cute! Every.single.picture.

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  60. This is such a fun set up. I now need to decorate like this for Easter its just too much fun.

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  61. That has got to be one of the coolest Easter Egg Hunts I have ever seen! The photographs are stunning! :)

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