As a mobile home park owner, you’re looking for ways to cultivate a sense of community among your residents. One of the ways you can do this is by planning and organizing an Easter Egg Hunt.
This is a great way to connect with residents and provide a fun day for both the children and adults. The children will have a blast hunting for the Easter eggs. And the adults will have just as much fun pulling it together, hiding the goodies, and watching the kids have at it. Regardless of age, everyone will be able to participate in some way.
Planning and Organizing an Easter Egg Hunt
For a successful Easter Egg Hunt, we’ve got some questions and advice to consider for making these plans a reality.
First, you’ll want to choose the day for your Easter Egg Hunt. Do you want to host it on Easter Day? Or would it be more convenient to host it on a Saturday or Friday before Easter Sunday? If you can, talk to your mobile home residents who have children. Get an idea of what their Easter Day will look like. Will most be out of town?
Choose a time of day that won’t interfere with family meals. This will give the kids and parents a chance to fully enjoy the Easter fun.
If you live in a warm climate, perhaps a morning hunt will be more comfortable. Remember, the “fun” will start earlier for those who are hiding the Easter eggs.
Choosing the location and rallying participant hosts
Before you begin, ask yourself who’s this hunt for? Are you instating an age limit? And where is it hosted? Do you have a recreational park in your mobile home park community? That would work as a good place to hide and host the Easter Egg Hunt.
If not (or what might be an even better idea anyway), you could invite residents to pitch in by hosting a part of the park hunt in their front yards.
Draft up a letter of invitation to volunteers and participants. Explain your hopes of creating a greater bond in the community and your desire to have them help as hosts in the community-wide Easter Egg Hunt.
Of course, before you get to writing that letter of invitation, we’ll need to flesh out a few more details.
Details, details, details
In your letter of invitation, you’ll want to lay out some suggested standards. For example, a suggested minimum number of eggs for hosts to hide around the front yard of their mobile home lot. Stay within reason as the goodies do add up.
You’ll also want to share a list of rules with residents whose children will be participating. So as to not bother those who may have politely bowed out of participating as hosts, perhaps you’ll mark the participating yards with a stake and colorful pastel ribbon. Instruct parents to help their children understand this signifies a participating home. And for the safety of their children, instruct parents to be present with their children during the hunt.
Implementing the plan
Before the scheduled event, choose a day to meet with the other hosts. Many hands make light work. During this meeting, you can all work together to stuff the Easter eggs with candy and prizes. Some will prefer to do this from the comfort of their home and that’s fine. But others will love the opportunity to work with people, making the time go by quickly.
In the morning, before the hunt begins, ask volunteers to set out their marking stake.
For an extra bit of fun, you may invite your mobile home park to participate in a community potluck after the hunt. Everyone can bring a dish and dessert, and share in the celebration of new life. For potlucks, disposable utensils, dishes, and cups are always a must. Easy clean up makes for an enjoyable day of relaxation and fun.
Additionally, for the teens who feel they’re not up to participating in the hunt, invite them to help with setting up the hunt. There is a myriad of ways to expand the hunt with more fun activities. Some residents may want to provide face painting or host a craft workshop for the kiddos. This is a great way to build community and the possibilities are endless.
Hunting for fun … together!
There’s fun in bringing people together. And it’s a rewarding experience on so many levels.
We hope your mobile home park’s Easter Egg Hunt is a hit. The holidays are definitely an opportunity for forging friendships and reaching out to your neighbors. In your role as a mobile home park manager, you’re perfectly poised to cultivate a stronger community.