Friday, April 03, 2015

An Alice In Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt ♥


 Today Tyler Lee and I joined two of my friends and their boys for an Alice in Wonderland Easter egg hunt in the beautiful Fota House & Gardens. I was really looking forward to this hunt as I'm a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and was interested to see the characters and all the fun things they'd have on the grounds. Let me tell you, going on an Easter egg hunt with your toddler who won't stop running off in a crowded place is very stressful! I'm sure Tyler Lee things he's in training for the Olympics because I just can't catch up with him! I can't even tell you how many times I called his name today but it was a lot!

The hunt began with a slide which my boy couldn't get enough of! This was for the children to enter wonderland to let their adventure begin!

We the passed the Queen's crochet game which I sadly couldn't get any pictures of as I had to console my toddler after dragging him away from his beloved slide. We passed a tree with mirrors and frames which was actually pretty cool - I'm as easily impressed as the children!

We then found the Caterpillar who was giving advice on where to find the Easter eggs at the end of the hunt. Tyler Lee loved this part of the adventure was was loving hiding under the toadstools and picking up the small ones on the ground too.

 Tyler Lee enjoying a spot of 'fishing' with his friends. Who knew a paddling pool, some balls and a spoon stick could make little ones so happy?! Need to keep this in mind for the summer! I loved the signposts that were dotted around the gardens, they really made the Alice in Wonderland theme feel apparent throughout.

 This was my favourite part of the whole Easter egg hunt, there were trees with bottles hanging off them with 'drink me' labels, a tiny little table and chair with hug teacups and saucers which the boys really loved playing with. There were also little 'eat me' and 'drink me' tunnels for the little ones to go through. Finally, our hunt ended at The Mad Hatters Tea Party where the boys were able to collect their Easter eggs and we were all able to get a much needed drink too, we were roasting from all the running around!

 I really did love the Alice in Wonderland theme of the hunt, I just wish my toddler hadn't run off so much or that I at least had his father with me to help run after him too so that I could have gotten more pictures of the props, etc. I also was disappointed by the interaction the various characters along the hunt had with the children, after all, it was a children's event. One older man pushed Tyler Lee back from a prop and told him not to touch it, something with upset him a lot, he didn't understand why he wasn't allowed near it when some other children were. Also, it broke my heart to see my boy dancing and wanting to dance with the Tigger and Doc McStuffins characters in the RedFM dance tent but the characters wouldn't so much as look at him before leaving to go and take off their suits in front of the children, including my boy, and complaining about the music. I know we were part of the last hunt of the day but I would have expected the people working there, especially the characters aimed at little ones, to be upbeat and interacting with the children throughout the day.

This was mine and my boys second Easter egg hunt of the season, we had a woodland Easter egg hunt last week and we'll be having another one on Easter Sunday with his father so we'll be all egg and hunted out by next week no doubt!
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  1. Ah Fi, this place looks fab. Never mind the kids I want to go. Great photography as usual!!

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    1. It's gorgeous place Kellie, if you've never been I highly recommend it! Really?! I was quite disappointed with these pictures - the perfectionist in me wasn't happy!

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  2. WOW. I have never heard of anyone doing any kind of themed Easter egg hunt like that around here. It is such an awesome idea.

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    1. I hadn't either Robin but I really loved the Alice in Wonderland theme :)

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  3. Looks like someone had a whole heap of fun today! Happy Easter, I hope the fun continues and I bet there's some yummy treats on their way too :)

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  4. looks lovely but a shame about the behaviour of the characters that puts a dampner on things.

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  5. Whoa, I can imagine this as a grown-up Easter egg hunt! All the little cutouts and hanging stuff. Places like this are so amazing, and the time it takes to set it up really shows. Sorry it was stressful for u, ugh! The babe had a good time though it seems :)

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  6. I'd never heard fo a themed Easter egg hunt like this either. I'd totally be obsessed with the slide too if I were toddler size - love the feel of going down slides. Oh and Tyler sure soudn slike one little trooper.

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  7. That is SO AWESOME! I'm a huge fan of fantasy fiction, so I think this is the coolest thing ever.

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  8. Alice and Wonderland easter egg hunt sounds so fun and whimsical! I can imagine it being stressful like you said, chasing down your toddler in case he gets lost in the crowd. But you still managed to take non-blurry photos of the wiggly boy, and they all turned out great - especially that HUGE tea cup one he's holding, that's my fav.

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  9. Wow, what a unique and fun way to celebrate Easter. I remember looking at your pictures from your previous Easter egg hunt and they were absolutely stunning. The Alice in Wonderland theme is so fun...we were just at a brand new café with that theme and it was gorgeous...so creative and delish!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  10. What a cute little twist on traditional Easter egg hunting. I love Alice in Wonderland, especially the recent version of the movie with Johnny Depp. I'm sure my little guy would enjoy this experience as much as he loves egg hunting.

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  11. That is an amazing Easter egg hunt!! I have yet to ever take my kids to an Easter egg hunt any were we always just do them at home. MY oldest would love that theme for an egg hunt though!

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  12. Wow now this is very cool! Themed Easter egg hunting sounds like fun! We did a little one this morning, nothing special. My kids would have loved this!

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  13. Omg this is the coolest egg hunt I have ever seen!!!! I am Alice in wonderland obsessed so omg!!!! This is just totally awesome!!

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  14. Wow, that looks like an amazing Easter egg hunt! I'm sorry to hear the characters weren't very interactive (or nice, for that matter).... but at least you had a good time for the most part and your little one seemed to enjoy himself as well! I'm really loving all the creative decor they had set up, wishing they had something set up like this near me!

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  15. This Easter egg hunt and theme seems absolutely wonderful, and your little one is so cute. I totally agree with what you're saying about wanting the staff to be more helpful and warm to the kids. After all. it's for their fun and entertainment. I'mm glad you had a great day after all and took such amazing pics.

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  16. This is the most unique Easter egg hunt I've ever seen. Too bad my kids are too old, I would love to do one of these

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  17. First time to see an Easter egg hunt with a theme. And it's Alice in Wonderland at that, twice the fun!

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  18. This is a fabulous theme for Easter egg hunt. I like his photo where he was looking at the "Eat Me" cupcake sign . So cute.

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  19. So unique for the little ones. Looks like all the children had such a great time including your little one. Love the theme too, so cute!

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  20. Aww what a cute place to have an Easter Egg hunt. Looks so fun for the kiddos. I know my little guy would love this too. =)

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  21. Little cute bunny hat. :) I'm glad it was a great outing for you. Those kinds of holiday events are fun.

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  22. I have done many Easter egg hunts, and have never done a themed one! I am a huge fan of the Alice in Wonderland theme, its my favorite! Looks like so much fun.

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  23. Wow! That is so cool! What an awesome experience! We just did eggs around the house, :)

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  24. It looks like you had a blast. Your little one is so cute. I love those tea cups in the trees

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  25. Well, that looks perfectly magical. Alice in Wonderland is such an interesting and appealing theme for all ages. I wish I could have seen this in person!

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  26. What a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt for your handsome little one! It looks like he had a blast! :) Thanks for sharing his adventure!

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  27. What a cute and fun egg hunt experience... love how all the different aspects of the hunt tie into the Alice in Wonderland theme! Looks like everyone had a great time!

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  28. First off... I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND!! I already knew just by the title I was going to LOVE this and I was right! When I have kids I would to take my little ones to something like this! Where was this located? My sister loves traveling to stuff like this as well as me!

    BTW I love your blog! I just subscribed to it because I really would love to become a blogger like this. Im so very new to all of this. And your traveling itinerary is great I love to travel and would love more opportunities to do so!

    Great post!!

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  29. This is all so incredibly adorable. I am a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. The mirrors are such a cool touch, and I really like all of the painted mushrooms.

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  30. This looks like such a fun time for kids! I would love to take my son there!

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