Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7 Reasons Why The Sea World Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic Rocks

"How am I going to get eggs with one hand?" Natalie asked, holding up her cast. "Can you grab some eggs too?"

"Nope. I'm not going to be an asshole parent and grab eggs for their kid when their kid is perfectly capable of getting the eggs on their own," I answered sweetly.

Natalie blinked at me. "But..I only have one hand."





"You'll improvise." I shrugged.

We were at Sea World and were waiting for the Easter Egg Hunt to begin. It was separated into age groups--Natalie was in the 8 and Up one.

"Technically you can get eggs," Natalie pointed out. "It just says 'and up.' Meaning you can get some eggs."

I shook my head. "Nice try."

"I guess I'll just have to be happy with three eggs." She gave a dramatic sigh.

"Enjoy them," I answered sweetly.

There was an announcement that the hunt would be starting in two minutes.

"I'll try my best," Natalie continued dramatically.

"You do that!" I gave her a thumbs up.

Then the whistle was blown, and kids flew out to the field. I watched as Natalie set her basket down and--started tossing in eggs. She crawled around and was just throwing eggs in her basket. She got more than three.

She figured it out! Yay.

Here are reasons why the Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic at Sea World rocks:





1. There are plenty of eggs.


Seriously, there were a good number of kids, and older kids have bigger hands and can grab more. But my daughter got a fair amount.



2. Age groups are separated nicely.


I was glad the older kids were away from the younger ones. When they get too close, I always worry Natalie will crash into a tiny kid. Or a tiny kid might crash into Natalie.



3. You get all you can drink fountain drinks.





Guys? I had like 5 cups of Diet Coke. Then I filled my re-fillable Sea World cup before I left with Diet Coke. Basically? I was in Diet Coke heaven.



4. The food was tasty.



Even Natalie was pleased. She can be picky.



5. Shamu comes out!



He'll walk around to all the tables.



6. There are prizes in the eggs.


Not ALL the eggs--most are filled with candy. But some are filled with prizes you can redeem at the prize table. Natalie actually got one! She won a free meal voucher which she used to get lo mein on the way out. She is obsessed with lo mein. It also came with a free bottle of water.



7. All the kids looked like they were having a blast.


There goes Shamu!

After they ate, many went to the sand area. My daughter did.

"Don't get sand in your cast," I warned.

(She got sand in her cast.)







Would we do it again next year? Yup! As my daughter pointed out, there's no age limit.


39 comments:

  1. OH my goodness how fun. I'm jealous. I love when they separate things into age groups. It makes it so much easier.

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  2. that sounds great! I've never actually been egg haunting!

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  3. Oh wow, this looks so amazing. I really wish that I lived closer so that I could take my kids. Seems like a complete blast. I also want to say that I love your parenting style and how you encourage your daughter to be HER best, not the best she can be by "cheating". Good on you mom! Her pink cast matches her ears as well!!

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  4. That sounds fantastic! Easter egg hunts are a favorite childhood memory and I hope ours will be for my boys as well but SeaWorld sounds like they did it right!

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  5. Lucky you guys had sun shine enough for a pretty little dress she had on! we had overcast and rain. I throw the annual egg hunt in our family, which means that we dont separate the kids, but we do hide them up high for the little ones!

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  6. This sounds amazing!!!!! I love that you take her to all of these events and that you enjoy it too. :) You are an awesome mama.

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  7. I'm glad she didn't let that cast get in her way of having fun!

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  8. I'm happy that Natalie was able to figure things out... I had no idea sea world offered this event. It sounds like a lot of fun to attend.

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  9. Sounds like a fun event! I will definitely need to suggest this to my friend who has two kids so they can take them next year. I am glad to know your daughter had a good time and the food does look tasty!

    ~Crissy
    www.whimsicalfawn.com

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  10. I love a good Easter egg hunt! Hurrah for Natalie getting plenty of eggs! And that mac and cheese looks super yummy!!

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  11. Oh no, how do you get sand out of a cast? That looks like fun though!

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  12. Sounds like she had a blast (besides the whole one handed Easter egg hunt) haha! I didn't realize Seaworld did any Easter day activities!

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  13. It's been so long since I've been to Sea World. That food really does look edible! Good to know they have events like this, it makes it easier to choose a fun vacation over a holiday.

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  14. This sounds like a fun Easter activity for kids! It's cool that some of the eggs have special prizes.

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  15. This was a very pleasant read. Like your writing style. This Easter egg hunt looks great. What a great idea too to do it at Sea World. Oh btw...Reason number one is essential...gotta have enough eggs😊

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  16. This was a very pleasant read. Like your writing style. This Easter egg hunt looks great. What a great idea too to do it at Sea World. Oh btw...Reason number one is essential...gotta have enough eggs😊

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  17. You must have had to pee after those five cups of Diet Coke! haha
    And of course, sand in the cast. I would expect nothing less from our adorable kids.
    This looks awesome! Scarlet was in the 7/8 age group this year and it was fine but my friend's son in the 9/10 group saw parents helping. Their ten-year-olds. Everything wrong with society. Sigh.

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  18. It looks so much fun! If they have plenty of eggs, it also means every kid is happpy. I think they did a good job on this event :)

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  19. Sounds like a fun event! It reminds me of my childhood days, egg hunting on Easter was one of my favorite thing. Love your post.

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  20. It really does look like a sweet Easter event and I like the look of the food. Is that mac and cheese I can spy? x

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  21. Thats sweet. She figured it out without you saying anything. Kids usually do, looks like you both had a great time and I hope you've stopped bouncing off the ceilings by now. lol

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  22. I so wish we had a Sea World near Chicago. What a fun day - makes me want to bring my kids! Nice they had enough eggs. One of the reason we don't go to public egg hunts. Glad your daughter has one handed skills. :)

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  23. This looks like such a fun day. I love her dress too, very stylish!

    xo,
    Pri | Paint The Town Chic

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  24. It looks like your daughter had a great time. I know that when we went to the Halloween Party at Sea World a couple of years back it was pretty great as well. We will have to try Easter there some time.

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  25. This seems really interesting event.With different age groups,kids can easily enjoy any event with similar age kids.With that feature,I am sure your girl had fantastic time.And she is clever to pick more eggs!

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  26. I did not know Sea World held this type of event. My grandbabies would have love to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt

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  27. I like that the separate into age groups. I remember getting trampled by the older kids at church Easter egg hunts. Your interactions with your daughter are hilarious!

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  28. This looks so fun! I wish we had something like this where I live!

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  29. Certainly looks like you guys had a wonderful easter! The food looks delicious :)

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  30. She looks like she had fun and is adjusting nicely to the cast!

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  31. Such an enjoyable Easter Egg hunt and Natalie was just the cutest. We weren't able to go Easter Egg hunting this year.

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  32. I am sure you and Nathaie had so much fun there. I also love the look fo the food. It looks yummy!

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  33. Haha looks fun! At least she got a decent number of eggs :)

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  34. Very intersting and different take on easter egg hunting, lol!

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  35. Easter Egg hunt in Sea World sounds awesome. It's really nice that it's open for all ages. It sounds like Natalie had a lot of fun.

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  36. Easter egg hunts are always very fun! I think it's nice that you decided to spend it in Sea World. It looks like they prepared for the throngs of kids who are going egg hunting!

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  37. Omg looks like a total blast!!! My daughter is obsessed with seaworld!!! We go to the one in San Antonio once a year when we visit family

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  38. Thats such a nice easter event and yojr daughter is so pretty! Ive never been to sea world coz i thought is boring well prolly not!

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