Easter Egg Hunts for Apartment Dwellers

I have many happy memories of hunting for candy-filled eggs in our backyard with my sisters on Easter morning. I want my son to enjoy the same fun, but it's not quite the same when you live in an apartment.

We actually do have a teeny backyard, but at this time of year it's just an empty slab of concrete - not ideal for concealing anything - and most of our friends here in New York don't have any outdoor space.

Two years ago we happened to be out of the city visiting grandparents and we set up a major hunt around their house and barns which was a blast. Last year I simply hid eggs inside of our apartment - in empty shoes, on shelves, balanced precariously on door knobs. It was fun, but not the real deal.

There are a few outdoor egg hunts in our community that are open to all, but they are always mobbed and I've heard that the younger kids often miss out on finding any eggs. The year we were out of the city, friends we know grouped together with a few other parents and organized a hunt for their kids in one of the bigger city parks.

I still have a week to decide what I'm going to do. Fellow apartment dwellers, any ideas? What have you done?

(Image: Carrie McBride)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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