September 29, 2011

How to Host a Halloween Scavenger Hunt Party

Here's a bit of Halloween tomfoolery
that makes for a perfect party:  

The Halloween Scavenger Hunt
It's fun for all ages and couldn't be easier to put together!

We've enjoyed rounding up our group of usual suspects year after year to traipse through the streets in a high-spirited hunt! Here's a list of tips and tricks for how to host a successful Halloween Scavenger Hunt party of your own:

1.  Set a date and send out invitations with all the particulars. Ask guests bring a digital camera and let them know they'll get bonus points for coming in costume. 

3.  On the day of the scavenger hunt, give each family an identical bag of "tricks" which includes their scavenger list, pens & pencils, and some fun props, including a roll of toilet paper for "mummifying" one of the team members.

4.  Send all the teams out at the same time and print their "return time" on the scavenger hunt list (or bag). We typically give the participants an hour. Depending on your neighborhood, you may want to give your teams the option of using their car.

5.  When guests return, treat them to some warm cider and spooky sweets.

You can download my printable
Halloween Scavenger Hunt list below:

Click HERE


  1. This sounds like SO MUCH fun! Thank you for the printable!

  2. I'm all about Halloween right now and this sounds like fun. Thank you for the printable!

  3. That sounds like fun!

    The mother of one of my son's friends used to have a Halloween scavenger hunt for kids that were a little too old for trick or treating. They always enjoyed it.

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 30, 2011. Thanks again.

  5. I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from the Amish community of Pennsylvania.

  6. Oh Jenn, what a lovely idea! So much family fun! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi there, Debs Dealz stopping in as your newest follower from the Tickled Pink Friday Hop! Please stop over and visit me back and return the follow! Also, we host daily blog hops, stop in and link up to some!

    Thanks, Deb

  8. You never cease to amaze me, how fun is this! This is such a great family activity! I showed it off tonight!


  9. This looks like such a fun idea. Love the printable!

  10. I just saw this on Pinterest. Looks like fun. Thank you for sharing.

  11. So cute! Just wanted to let you know that I included this in my free printables roundup :D Thanks for sharing!


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