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Easter giveaway choc full of funny stories

In the lead-up to Easter we asked our readers to share something funny, crazy or embarrassing that’s happened on the big day. We received some hilarious responses, many of them to do with melted chocolates and forgetful parents.

But there can be only one winner – and it was Amy Broad from Queensland with her wonderful (if slightly gory) story:

Living in rural QLD, we get a lot of rabbits and hares come through our property. We also have dogs that actively hunt and chase them on our property. So of course when I brought our 4 kids out Easter Sunday morning for our Easter hunt, Mika – one of our dogs – had caught a rabbit and left it at the back door. It took me at least an hour to calm the kids down and reassure them that Mika hadn’t killed the Easter Bunny.‬‬‬‬‬


And here are some other fantastic entries that are worth sharing!

‪Cleo Sids‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

Mum would bake a chocolate cake decorated with chocolate easter eggs for Easter. Dad and my sister were crazy over it and decided to hide it from one another. Dad hid it in the trunk of his car, then my sister found it, took it and hid it in the tool shed. Every time it was hidden the other would find it. Dad then placed it in the crook of the birch tree. My sister searching everywhere for it. Mum came into the house mad as the birds were eating it and some droppings had landed in it. Not a happy camper. From then on she became the keeper of the cake and no-one got any until dessert time.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪Heather Duff‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

Every year we go camping at the River Murray and do an egg hunt in the bush. One year Dad was helping my sister and I search for the final few- when he stepped on a small depression in the ground… BAM! Suddenly he was waist deep in a rabbit hole unable to escape! ‬‬‬‬‬

‪All the tiny colourful eggs had been scattered around him, glittering in the sunshine.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪Hannah Gleeson‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

Woke Easter morning to find the Easter Bunny had left his footprints on the porch! It was so exciting! I ran to the yard to tell Dad – who happened to have crazy Bunny feet on and an oversized sack of flower‬‬‬‬.




Mark L’Estrange‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

My wife works and it was the morning of the Easter Hat Parade at my daughters school. I looked everywhere and couldn’t find the hat my wife and daughter had been working on, so I grabbed an egg carton from the fridge, tied it to her head and sent her off to school. I was in big trouble from my wife and daughter when I found out the hat parade was actually the next day‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

‪Lyndel Marshall Rowe‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

This isn’t anything that I did… but a pastor of mine got up one Easter Sunday and said, “In honor of Easter, Ms. Jones will come forward and lay an egg on the alter.” The whole congregation lost it.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Christina Vetell‬‬‬‪:

My dad told us stories growing up about how when he was a kid his mum would fill the house with Easter eggs and it would take them weeks to eat them. My sister and I were super excited when told grandma was coming to live with us imagining a river of chocolate every Easter at our house. Got home from school the first Easter she was with us and she had dyed and decorated 12 dozen eggs. We were eating boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner for weeks.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Harmony Holmes‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

Probably when last Easter hubby decided to buy my son and daughter a bunny each‬‬‬‬.‬‬‬
‪We bought two males as we were told they were calmer.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪A few months later we noticed the male was being rather difficult.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪A few months after that i came home from work and heard strange noises coming from the hutch…..yep the “male”had given birth!!!!!!!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪OMG what a disaster….8 baby bunnies

Lorraine Cavanagh‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

We go fishing each Good Friday and eat our catch. One Easter my husband, who didn’t fish back then. said to me: ” If you catch them, I will clean and cook them”. I was very happy about that. The kids came with me to watch. I caught a couple of nice sized fish. The first one I caught was the largest one. Hubby took it to the water’s edge to clean it. Well, he was obviously inexperienced in dealing with live fish, LOL. The fish kept slipping out of his hands. Next minute the kids were shrieking out: “Dad, Dad.” I looked over and there was my 6 ft 2″ x 120 kg man wrestling with the fish flapping madly, getting closer and closer to the water and me yelling: “Grab it, don’t let it back in the water.” Ha ha ha, he was on the ground desperately still trying to grab hold of the slippery fish. Next minute we hear “splash”. Hubby and fish both in the water. Somehow he did manage to catch the fish and get back onto dry land. The kids and I were in tears from laughter. We reckon it was the unluckiest fish ever, but in the end was very tasty indeed.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪Bethany Allen‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

My Grandmother sent my mother out‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪To entertain the young ones‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Twelve little girls, all with a pout ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪For there were no more hot cross buns‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪My mother took one look and knew‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪She’d thought up a marvellous plan‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪She knew exactly what to do‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Sent us running for every tin pan‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Snuck into the kitchen, underneath Nanna’s nose‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Grabbed all the whipped cream‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Mum readied the hose‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪And Nan heard a little girl scream ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪All hell broke loose as war began‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪That cream-pie fight was the stuff of tales‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪While everyone had fun, even Nan‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Let’s just say, that day caused a spike in napkin sales‬‬‬‬‬‬‬




‪Colin Burt‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

In my early days, choccie easter eggs were pretty rare – we had decorated hard boiled eggs. Dad was a card and thought it would be funny to paint and die raw eggs and sit back and laugh when we kids smashed them. Funny now, but it caused a free-for-all then‬‬‬‬.‬‬‬

Angela Hogan‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

My cousin, when he was 8, was given a football Easter egg in his favourite team colours. Within a minute he threw it up (like they do) and kicked it – chocolate went everywhere and we all nearly died laughing and scrambling to get the chocolate‬‬‬‬.‬‬‬

Fiona Selimi‬‬‬‬‬‬‪:

As a child we had chickens in our backyard and when I was 5 I got super upset because the chickens were laying normal eggs and not colourful Easter eggs! WELL I COULDNT HAVE THAT! So I got my textas out and started colouring the chickens feathers, hoping it would make their eggs turn into colourful Easter eggs! All I ended up with was multi-coloured chickens, a very cross mum and a dad who STILL, to this day, every Easter tells me this story with a massive grin on his face – 20 years on!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


Thanks to everyone who provided comments. Sorry we couldn’t include them all! But if you’d like to check out all the hilarious entries, visit our Facebook page.

To all our wonderful readers, we hope you have a fabulous, safe and restful Easter. Thanks also to all the amazing businesses that provided all the goodies for our hamper that was valued at more than $700.

Omlet Egg Ramp from Omlet

GPO Attache Case Turntable from Rockit Record Players

Personalised Easter hunt bag from RES Designs

The Scrubba Washbag from The Scrubba

LOLL wearable beach towel from LOLL

London Clock from Purely Wall Clocks

Afia range cushions from Simply Cushions

Jaquard picnic rug from Bask

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