games Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party  

Jessica Lawshe
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List Rules Which ones will you put on your scavenger hunt list?

You're never too old to go on a scavenger hunt! Whether you're 3 or 53, there's something so fun about finding clues or hunting down specific items on a list. Are you in charge of putting the game together and struggling to find good scavenger hunt ideas? You won't have to hunt too far - we've made it easy by putting them all in one place.

You can organize your pursuit in a few ways: hand out clue cards (handwritten or printed) or just give your players a list of things they’ll have to find around town. You can even combine the scavenger hunt with another event like a pub-crawl. Break off into teams to create a scavenger hunt competition, or work together as a group to track down all the needed items. Or maybe you just want to keep it small - a Valentine's day or birthday scavenger hunt for your sweetie.

You don't even have to do traditional scavenger hunt clues as boring ol’ cards. You can hide your riddles in balloons or plastic eggs, and challenge your players to find them. Not into cards? Just great scavenger hunt games can be as easy as asking competitors to take a picture of a specific something, whether it’s an object or an activity. There are no rules to how to hunt for clues! Just remember: if you're going to do a photo-based hunt, create a hashtag so you can collect evidence easily!

Follow our clues to the best scavenger hunt ideas! Whether you’re planning a raunchy bachelorette scavenger hunt or a child-friend scavenger hunt for kids, you’ll find plenty of great clues here. Vote up the ones you like the best!

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Get a Stranger's Autograph is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Stranger's Autograph

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Get a Picture of the Entire Te... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Picture of the Entire Team's Reflection in Something Other Than a Mirror

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Find an Out of State Licence P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find an Out of State Licence Plate

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Take a Picture of the Entire T... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Take a Picture of the Entire Team on a Slide Together

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Get a Photo of the Entire Team... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Photo of the Entire Team Jumping (Must Be in Mid-Air)

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Find an Exit Sign is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find an Exit Sign

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Find a Coin from the Year of E... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find a Coin from the Year of Each Team Member's Birth

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Find Something Fuzzy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find Something Fuzzy

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Locate 10 Things That Are Red! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Locate 10 Things That Are Red!

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Find a Restaurant Napkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find a Restaurant Napkin

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Find Something You Think Is Be... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find Something You Think Is Beautiful

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Take a Picture with Someone We... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Take a Picture with Someone Wearing an Animal Shirt

The Best Scavenger Hunt Ideas

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Get a Picture of the Entire Te... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Picture of the Entire Team Climbing a Tree

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Find Someone Who Is at Least 8... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find Someone Who Is at Least 85 Years Old (with Their ID)

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Get a Photo of One Teammate Ju... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Photo of One Teammate Jumping off of a Swing (He/She Must Be in Mid-Air)

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Hug a Stranger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Hug a Stranger

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Hide Clues in Balloons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Hide Clues in Balloons

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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Sing I'm a Little Teapot (... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Sing I'm a Little Teapot (with Hand Motions!)

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Find All the Letters and Put T... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find All the Letters and Put Them in Alphabetical Order

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Take a Selfie at a Long List o... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Take a Selfie at a Long List of Locations

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Tape Couple You Don't Know... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Tape Couple You Don't Know Talking About the Way They Met

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Find a Pinecone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find a Pinecone

Fun Airport Scavenger Hunt Ideas

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Pump Gas in a Stranger's Car is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Pump Gas in a Stranger's Car

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Go on a Color Hunt! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Go on a Color Hunt!

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Ask a Stranger to Practice Wal... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Ask a Stranger to Practice Walking Down the Aisle

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Take a Photo of a Guy Trying o... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Take a Photo of a Guy Trying on a Dress

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Fill a Bag with as Much Trash ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Fill a Bag with as Much Trash as You Can Find (NOT in a Trash Can)

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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Find $1 Worth of Money on the ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find $1 Worth of Money on the Floor

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Take Pictures of 10 Phallic Lo... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Take Pictures of 10 Phallic Looking Things

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Get a Picture of the Entire Te... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Picture of the Entire Team in a Ball Pit

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You Mean the WORLD to Me (Hide... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
You Mean the WORLD to Me (Hide Clue on a Globe or Map)

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Taste a Stranger's Food (and V... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Taste a Stranger's Food (and Video Tape It)

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Get a Business Card from a Law... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Business Card from a Lawyer, a Doctor, and a Chef

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Complete 1 Truth and 1 Dare at... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Complete 1 Truth and 1 Dare at Each Location

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Get a Photo of Entire Team on ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get a Photo of Entire Team on a Spiral Staircase

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Find the Lego Men! Hide Lego M... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find the Lego Men! Hide Lego Men in Different Rooms

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Find a Matchbook from a Local ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find a Matchbook from a Local Bar

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Find a 25 Cent Coupon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find a 25 Cent Coupon

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Find Differet Colored Condoms ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Find Differet Colored Condoms (Get a Point for Each Color)

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Get My Engine Running (Place C... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Next Party
Get My Engine Running (Place Clue in Car)