Everyone hearts a good mystery, so plan a scavenger hunt
sleepover. Your night will be jam packed with puzzles, clues, prizes, giggles,
delish mystery dishes and tons of problem-solving. Get your thinking caps on!
First, figure out how many girls you want to invite. A scavenger hunt
sleepover is great for a large group of girls because you are broken into
teams. Go to your local craft store and pick up some supplies to make your
invites. All you need is: different colored stock paper, markers and glitter
Your invite can just be a one-sided piece of paper (cut it out in the
shape of a puzzle piece to add to theme) that tells your guests the date, time,
location and RSVP date and contact number.
Think of a cute slogan to go along with the scavenger hunt theme such
as “(Your Name)’s Amazing Race” or “(Your Name)'s Mystery Theater.” And include
some detail about what will be going
down at your party, too.
One more thing: Instead of putting all the info on each invite, only
put a piece of info and then make a note to see another invitee to get the next
piece of info. For example: Lisa gets an invite that tells her the date of the
party and a message that tells her to go see Megan for the next clue, which is
the time of the party. Do this so all your friends have to get together to
piece together all of the invite deets. This gets the scavenger hunt started in
Staking it out
Set a time limit for your scav hunt. We think an hour gives ya just
enough time. Once your guests have RSVP'd you can break 'em up into teams.
Teams of three-five work best, but partners are cool, too.
Figure out a list of what everyone needs to find. These things could be
hidden objects, everyday household items, or a mix of both. Have your friends
snap pics of each object they find using smartphones or digital cameras.
Let’s get listy!
Never done a hunt before? We’ve got some great ideas for what you could include on your list...
Hidden Objects: Go to your local dollar store and pick up some cheap, fun items: bath salts, bubble bath, candles, notepads, cute pens, hair accessories, nail polish or picture frames. Or you could DIY and get together a bunch of fun, li'l objects that you've got around the house and want to get rid of.
Make sure to keep track of what you bought and make a note on your list
that there are hidden objects around the house and yard that need to be found
in addition to the other items. Make it a puzzle and give clues, such as
“There’s something in the yard that makes every day better” (chocolate) or “It
can be green, blue, pink, red, or purple… Find it in the kitchen” (nail
polish). These hints will let your friends know there is some loot waiting to
be found in certain areas of the house. (Note: Have your mom, dad or a sib hide
the loot so you don’t know where it is either!)
Household Objects: These are the objects that take some creative
thinking to find. Here are some ideas: something soft and yellow, something
that makes a crinkly sound, something wet. Just give a description of what you want to be
found and then tell your gal pals to hold on to it as they keep on huntin’.
Get as creative as you want and think of the wackiest thing you can to
put on the list (just make sure it’s doable).
Examine the findings
Once you have your list, type it up and print out a copy for each of
the girls to look at while hunting. (If you are doing all the categories, you
should have about 5-10 things to find in each). At the end of the hour, get
back together and see who got the most items on the list.
Give a prize to the team with the most on the list, the group that was
the most creative and unique and a prize to the team who took the wackiest
pictures. (Going through the pics is a great way to laugh about the silly
things you had to do. Plus, you could create a scrapbook later on).
Mystery meat...and more
Worked up an appetite from wrangling all those items together? Time for
another scavenger hunt! This time, hide print-outs of easy to make recipes
around your house. Once each group gets a recipe, it's time to cook 'em up.
Each team gets a half an hour in the kitchen to make their recipe.
While the one team is in the kitch, the other teams can hang in the living
room, gab, watch a movie and paint nails. Once the cooking team has their half
an hour, they come out, blindfold everyone and have each girl try their grub.
Then, the blindfolded ladies have to guess what the mystery dish is. Once
someone has guessed correct, it’s time to chow down. Then the next team can get
started on their recipe. Do this until every team has had a chance to cook
Spend the rest of the night eating your yummy food, watchin’ mystery
movies (we love Nancy Drew) and
playing games like Clue or the classic Hide 'n' Seek.
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BY LIZ LEBEDDA ON 12/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sleepover, weekend fun, party ideas