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Thanksgiving Point Easter Eggstreme {GIVEAWAY}

2012 March 27
by Emily Hill

I really need to get more into the holiday spirit for holidays other than Christmas, but one early morning a year (preceded by a super late night finalizing gifts and goodies) is about all I can handle. It’s pretty sad my kids think an Easter egg hunt in the family room is status quo for Easter Sunday.

Hey, at least I remember to set the alarm to make sure the Easter bunny’s done his job.

And you wouldn’t know they’d hunted for Easter eggs in the house by their happy, “do we have to take pictures?” expressions.


Easter

Easter

I don’t think they care where they find their eggs as long as there’s candy in their Easter baskets!

One year we attended a local Easter egg hunt in Sandy not knowing a thing about standard protocol for these events. We arrived after the hunt but amidst the craziness. It was pretty chilly and not the best experience. I vowed to never attempt that sort of thing again.

Of course, the Thanksgiving Point Easter Eggstreme on April 7th has me wondering if we should give it another shot.


2012 easter eggstreme

This is the 14th year of the event, which is held in the Electric Park and claims to be “Utah’s largest egg hunts for children up to 12 years old.” It also boasts activities such as a bean bag toss, ring toss, inflatables, crafts, face painting, pony rides, baby animals and even the Chick-fil-A cow.

It’s that Chick-fil-A cow that has me all excited. Sad but true. He trumps the Easter Bunny every time.

The hunts run every half hour from 11am to 1pm and will be divided into age group areas so everyone has a fair chance at finding Easter treasures. Well, a fair chance except for the 6-year-old who comes with his Big Wheel-sized frontloader.

The annual Easter Eggstreme takes place from 10am to 3pm. Concessions are available during the event, and you can even enjoy Easter brunch from 10am to 2pm in the Harvest Restaurant (cost is in addition to admission).

For more info, check out the Thanksgiving Point calendar, but here are the basics:

  • Admission includes unlimited participation in activities and one egg hunt.
  • Kids 2 and younger are free.
  • Advance ticket price until March 31 ~ $7 per child (ages 3 to 12) and $4 for adults.
  • Admission after March 31 and at the door ~ $9 per child and $4 for adults.
  • Thanksgiving Point members ~ $6 per child and $3 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased at any Thanksgiving Point venue or at www.thanksgivingpoint.org.

NOTE: I have heard this can be a really crazy event, so plan accordingly by buying your tickets ahead of time, getting lots of rest the night before and making sure your happy pills are on hand. Also, the better the adult-to-child ration, the less likely you’ll lose a child.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!

Thanksgiving Point is giving away two (2) family 5-packs of tickets to attend their Easter Eggstreme!

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Easter(required). Is it the Cadbury Creme Eggs or my favorite, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs? Do you have a huge Easter egg hunt with extended family? Or a special way you dye Easter eggs?

For extra entries, you can do any/all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each one you do (each one earns you an extra entry).

  • “Like” ITRML on Facebook (or tell me you already have).
  • Subscribe to ITRML (or tell me you’re already a subscriber).
  • Tweet about this giveaway using @ThanksPoint and leave the URL of your tweet.
  • Update your Facebook status with a link to this giveaway.

This giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, April 2nd.

Note: Winners will be notified via email. If no reply is received, a new winner will be drawn.

Disclosure: A big thank-you to Thanksgiving Point who provided me with tickets for this giveaway. I would totally steal 6 of them (and only give away 4) if we could be there. Lucky for you, we have other plans.

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23 Responses Post a comment
  1. Mandy permalink
    March 27, 2012

    Love the Easter egg hunt for adults that my grandma has!

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  2. March 27, 2012

    FUN!!!! we haven’t been to Thanksgiving point yet since moving to Utah just under 2 years ago! :) we’d love to experience Easter there!

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  3. March 27, 2012

    My favorite thing about Easter are the Reese’s PB eggs… oh yum. And, the mini cadbury chocolate eggs. The chocolate is all good, but let’s not forget the true meaning of Easter!!
    Mea´s deep thought ~ It’s great to be 8!My Profile

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  4. March 27, 2012

    I already like ITRML on FB!
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  5. March 27, 2012

    Easter dresses are my favorite part of Easter. I’m shallow like that.

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  6. March 27, 2012

    I’ve already “liked” ITRML on facebook..

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  7. March 27, 2012

    ANNNND I’ve already subscribed to ITRML.

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  8. Briann Neeley permalink
    March 27, 2012

    I love seeing my little girl light up while she hunts for eggs!

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  9. March 27, 2012

    My favorite is the Cadbury mini eggs. They are evil.
    Cathy´s deep thought ~ outside dayMy Profile

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  10. March 27, 2012

    I like you on facebook!
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  11. Briann Neeley permalink
    March 27, 2012

    i like itrml on FB

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  12. Briann Neeley permalink
    March 27, 2012

    im an email subscriber

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  13. March 27, 2012

    I’m a subscriber.
    Cathy´s deep thought ~ outside dayMy Profile

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  14. Christy Smith permalink
    March 29, 2012

    Cadbury eggs are the best! Every year we hide mini chocolate eggs for the kids to find all over the house!

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  15. March 30, 2012

    Cadbury mini eggs are my favorite part of Easter! They are so delicious, I eat them by the bag!

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  16. March 30, 2012

    I like ITRML on FB!

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  17. March 30, 2012

    I updated my FB status about this giveaway!

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  18. March 30, 2012

    My favorite part of Easter (besides celebrating the true meaning!) is seeing how excited my kids get to find eggs!

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  19. March 30, 2012

    I like ITRML on Facebook :)

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  20. April 1, 2012

    cadbury creme eggs for SURE- doesn’t get much better! I also like the butterfinger eggs, and egg salad sandwhiches…

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  21. April 1, 2012

    I “like” you on facebook !
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  22. April 6, 2012

    I LOVE putting together Easter baskets for my boys and talking to them about the Savior and the resurrection.

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