Have the Ultimate Adult Scavenger Hunt
For my birthday weekend we decided to do a full on scavenger hunt. We hadn’t done a proper one since we were in high school, but they’re wicked fun, especially when you’ve got a big group of people. With a solid group already planning to come out for my birthday it seemed like the perfect time to get one going.
We couldn’t find a solid list on Pinterest or on Google (most of them were straight up lame) so we made our own we’re super excited to share with you. And this scavenger hunt has been such a hit that we’ve already made another one that you can do at home – check out our selfie scavenger hunt.
There’s a couple different ways you can do a scavenger hunt. Some people like to set a specific route or arrange clues so one task leads to the next, but we think the best scavenger hunts provide options. We’ve set up a list that’s long enough for people to pick and choose the tasks they’d like to do, each with points associated – kind of like a choose your own adventure. This way every team has a different experience and isn’t forced to do anything they’re not up for.
Our list has a little bit of everything. You can choose to spend the day eating, drinking, or making a fool of yourself in public. What we especially love about this list is that you can get creative with it and explore some loopholes. For example, we combined eating something blue with eating cotton candy and grabbed some blue cotton candy – it’s both efficient and sneaky. We were lucky enough that there was a street festival on when our scavenger hunt went down, so we had easy access to cotton candy and snow cones.
We were complete about 3/4 of the tasks on the list and had an absolute blast. Our strategy was all about efficiency. We grabbed beers to drink while we walked from place to place so we were constantly racking up points. The beers also helped us to approach some strangers.
- A scavenger hunt list. You can download ours here
- Enough people for at least two teams of 3-4 people
- A phone or camera to get photo/video of your team completing the tasks
Invite some friends and establish teams beforehand. We recommend teams of four so you’ve got enough people to get creative but not too many people that it’s tough to organize everyone. Share your scavenger hunt list at least 24 hours in advance so teams can strategize. Determine a central spot to meet and set a time – we chose a park in the middle of the city. From there, do a group high five and determine when you want to meet at that exact same spot to compare points and crown a winner. We suggest three to four hours. The goal of the hunt is to get as many points as possible in the designated time period – pick and choose what you’d like to do in order to get there.
We’re not going to lie, our cocktail of the day was not a cocktail at all but several types of drinks including flaming shots of Sambuca. We needed to collect those points after all.
Looking for other ideas for fun and games? Check out some of our other posts:
- Selfie Scavenger Hunt
- Challenge Friends to a Virtual Chopped Competition
- How to Throw a Virtual Party
- Our Six Must-Have Party Games for Adults
- The Five Best Drinking Games of All-Time (With a Downloadable Handbook!)
- Host a Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Straight Up Rock n’ Roll
These feel-good rock tunes will get you pumped up and scavenger-hunt ready.