This was the annual Victorian Easter Egg Hunt and Various Activities, held at the Doctors House Museum, on the grounds of the Brand Library in Glendale, CA. We took our kids and it was absolutely fantastic! Here's what was so cool about it: So often when you go to a children's party or event, it's loud and fast-paced and there are people shouting out things to do and it's just overwhelming. There seems to be this perception that children need to be fed a constant stream of entertainment or their brains will explode from boredom. I think the opposite is true. I think you could leave a bunch of children in a bare, open space with nothing at all to amuse them and within a few minutes they would be amusing themselves. It's when you overload them with all kinds of crap all the time that their brains start to short circuit.
Anyway, whoever came up with the Easter Egg Hunt gets it. They get that you don't need to over-entertain for kids to have fun. There was a big lawn and a bunch of eggs, and before long it was just a big lawn and some Victorian-era games that you could play: Ring Toss with Sticks, and Croquet. There was also a crank-style ice-cream maker in a gazebo, and there was just lots and lots of space for running around. My daughter fell asleep on me and then started getting upset when she woke up because she was hungry. But my son could have stayed all day. Let me tell you, those Victorians knew how to have a good time. Not a lot of flashy BS, not a lot of noise, just a big lawn in beautiful surroundings, some refreshments and a few simple games offered up. It was wonderful.
I was a little disappointed that we never got to see The Doctor though.