Whether strangers or acquaintances, people, even grownups, love to play scavenger hunts because of the fun, excitement, competition, and camaraderie the game teaches. Playing scavenger hunts greatly help people work together, show their intelligent moves, and simply have fun. Everybody can play scavenger hunt on any occasion such as birthdays, Easter Sunday, Christmas, Halloween, and even team parties and corporate events. Now let’s try to dig deeper and find out some tips and tricks on how to best plan a scavenger hunt. When it comes to playing scavenger hunt, the steps you need to do include choosing a theme, sending the invite, making a clue list, adding complexity to the hunt, preparing for the pre-hunt meet up, keeping in mind and reminding others about warnings and other rules, and setting-up the post-hunt meet up.
It is important to choose a theme to make the scavenger hunt more exciting such as a bachelorette night our party or food-based scavenger hunt. If you have a theme, you can invite participant in their very own costume to enhance the party such as Halloween costumes. When it comes to sending an invitation, do it a month or at least two weeks beforehand. Choose a safe place for the venue, one that can accommodate the size of the group, preferably a place where you can do everything on bare foot, and you don’t have to drive anywhere. When it comes to creating a clue list, it is important to make one that is long enough so that not everyone will be able to get every item right away, and it allows players to prioritize items they need to get first that will help them for the next clues. Remember to keep the list secret until the day of the scavenger hunt to prevent cheating, and assign designated points to each clue, giving higher points to the most difficult items or clues. There are great ideas for your clue list such as a coin from a different country, a poem that tells a story’s origination, toothpick, red lipstick mark, a cocktail umbrella, get a stranger to tell a joke, a local town official, a pizza coupon, a job application, disposable coffee cup with a business logo signed by one of the employees, or a graffiti in a nearby local business’ washroom.
For adding complexity to the hunt, you can require participants to perform or sing to get a clue, have them build an item from scratch, divide the clues into puzzle, snap a picture from the clue, or hide a clue on a book and provide only the call number or ISBN number. Once you have everyone, it is important to remind them of the time limits, points to remember, and remind them not to break any laws.