Celebrating Easter: Retail Advertising, Religious Advertising and Egg Hunts
Another memorable egg hider hid two eggs on opposite sides of the same goose nest hidden with artfully arranged twigs on the ground to fool the kids into thinking there was only one egg to find.
We handed out prizes for best decorated egg, best egg hunter, and an early bird award. Everyone received a token prize—a mix of candied eggs, chocolate bunnies, cash prizes, chocolate coins wrapped in golden tinfoil and mini toys—which kept all the children and adults engaged.
But that's not all. In the early evening after the egg hunt, we gathered all the eggs we found, even the ones that were crushed and broken. We washed off the dirt, the smeared paint, the glued decorations, then peeled the broken shells to make deviled eggs—waste not, want not. With the children helping, preparations went quickly, and we all sat down to a happy Easter dinner afterward.
Those were some of the precious childhood memories we gave our kids to fill their hearts with warmth and love as they grew up and, hopefully, this tradition will be passed on to their own kids in later years.
I was tickled pink when, just before Easter Sunday this year, my youngest sister texted to ask for my deviled egg recipe. When I told my husband about it, he was hounding me to make some for him, too. As if! We were going on a family trip that weekend to eat at Dagupeña Restaurant in Calasiao, Dagupan, which was bangus (milkfish) central in Luzon. Where was I going to find the time to make him deviled eggs?
Instead, I surprised him by arranging to meet up with my sister, who made us an extra batch. We gave her some of the famous Calasiao puto at kutsinta (mini-glutinous rice cakes) as pasalubong (a gift from an out-of-town trip). The eggs were an excellent excuse to get together with our loved ones on a cool and windy Easter evening.