Riddle Me: Plan Your Next Great Scavenger Hunt for Adults

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. Let us review a reference guide on how to plan to hold a scavenger hunt. The different steps involving a scavenger hunt include selecting a theme, sending the invite, creating a clue list, adding complexity to the hunt, preparing for the pre-hunt meetup, keeping in mind and reminding others about warnings and other rules, and setting-up the post-hunt meet up.

Having a theme will help tie everything together to have an appealing package, so you may think of a good theme 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 sending an invitation, it is best to do it at least two weeks beforehand, and if you can do it a month beforehand, the better. 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. The most intimidating and exciting part is creating a clue list that should be long enough so that not everyone won’t be able to get every item, and prioritizing items must be done. You should assign points to each clue, giving higher points to more difficult items. You can come up with great ideas for your clues such as getting a stranger to tell a joke, a local town official, a pizza coupon, a job application, a coin from a different country, a poem that tells a story’s origination, toothpick, red lipstick mark, a cocktail umbrella, disposable coffee cup with a business logo signed by one of the employees, or a graffiti in a nearby local business’ washroom.

Some tips to make the scavenger hunt more challenging include asking the participants to perform or sing to get the clue, having them build an item from scratch, taking a picture from the clue, dividing the clues into the puzzle, or hiding a clue on a book and provide only the call number or ISBN number. Once you have everyone, it is crucial to give some points to remember such as complying with the rules, avoiding breaking the law, and the time limits.

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