When You SHOULD Put All Your Eggs in One Basket!
Easter is right around the corner, and after the brutal winter we’ve endured, we’re due for a warm one! That means the kiddies can hunt for Easter eggs outside without freezing their bushy tails off. Dig out your baskets from the basement and check out this list of some eggs-cellent local hunts that are sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. I strongly suggest you arrive early since parking can be tricky at popular hunts, and most of them separate age groups so you have to find your child’s appropriate section upon arrival.
When: April 5th
Where: Cranford Community Center
Featuring: Breakfast with the Bunny
What’s more exciting than lunch with a leopard, or dinner with a dingo? Why, breakfast with a bunny, of course!
The Cranford Junior Woman’s Club is once again hosting the annual “ Breakfast with the Bunny,” on Saturday, April 5th, at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue. Families can enjoy some breakfast with local neighbors and family, as well as some photo time with the Easter Bunny. There will be two seatings to choose from, the first at 9:30 AM, and the second at 11:00AM. Tickets are $6.00 (plus a $1.00 convenience fee) online at the CJWC website , or can be purchased at the Cranford Public Library (224 Walnut Avenue) or at Periwinkle’s Fine Gifts (17 North Union Avenue), through March 31st. Advance tickets ARE required for both parents and children.
The Cranford Junior Woman’s Club is a service organization of Cranford area women dedicated to the enhancement of the community and its residents. Since its installment in 1949, they have used multiple mean to support, aid, and promote public improvement for the benefit of the township and state. And they are great friends with the Easter bunny. Mention them, and he may give you some extra jelly beans.
When: Saturday, April 12th, 10:00 am SHARP
Where: Orange Ave. School Fields, Cranford
Hosted by: Cranford Jaycees
Featuring: More than 3,000 filled eggs, contests, giveaways, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, all for ages 9 and under. Bring a canned or boxed food to be donated to Cranford Family Care.
More info: http://www.cranfordjaycees.com
Where: Cranford Historical Society, Cranford
Cost: $8 pre-registration, $10 at event (all proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research!) For advance tickets e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Friends of Colin
Featuring: More than 1,000 filled eggs, games and raffles, face painting, tattoos, balloon animals, bake sale, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny, for ages 10 and under.
More info: www.friendsofcolin.org
When: Sunday, April 13th 7:30 am -12pm
Where: The Cranford VFW Hall
Featuring: A benefit breakfast to support the Cranford First Aid Squad
The Cranford VFW, at 479 South Avenue in Cranford, from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Sunday, April 13th, will be offering a complete breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and beverages, with the Easter bunny, once again, on hand. (Man, that rodent really gets around!) Cost is $7.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children, and all proceeds will benefit the Cranford First Aid Squad.
When: April 13
Where: The Office Bar & Grill in Cranford
Featuring : Easter Egg Decorationg for kids
Like Easter eggs, but hunting for them not your thing? Well, how about decorating them, instead, with the Easter bunny. On Sunday, April 13th, families are invited to The Office Beer Bar & Grill (1 South Avenue East, Cranford) to enjoy some Easter activities. Kids can decorate eggs with the bunny, and enjoy lunch, face painting, games, prizes, and even a balloon animal, for only $5.00 per child.
When: Saturday, April 12th,10:00 am SHARP
Where: Forest Road Park, Fanwood
Hosted by: Fanwood Recreation Department
Featuring: More than 1,000 eggs filled with goodies and hundreds of prize tickets, contests, and giveaways, for ages 10 and under. Kids: bring your own drawing of a bunny and your own decorated egg for more chances to win prizes!
When: Saturday, April 19th, 2:00 pm SHARP
Where: Williams Nursery, Westfield
Featuring: A whopping 5,000 filled eggs and a visit from the Easter Bunny, for ages 10 and under.
More info: http://www.williamsnursery.com
When: Sunday, April 20th, noon
Where: Bowcraft Amusement Park, Scotch Plains
Cost: Free (but amusement rides/games vary in prices)
Featuring: Thousands of filled eggs, many containing free ride tickets, and one golden egg that will be redeemed for the grand prize of a Nintendo Wii.
More info: http://www.bowcraft.com/special-events.php