Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.
Themes can be a good way to make your Eventzee scavenger hunt more cohesive and unified for those involved. By creating clues around a common theme or subject you can encourage relevant creativity and also help your event stand out as a learning device.
Coming Up With A Theme
Themes can stem from anything involving your event or get-together. If you’re running an event for a special occasion such as a birthday party, baby shower, etc., your clues can take on those themes to encourage excitement and celebration. Hosting a birthday party for a friend? Make clues that represent your friends’ interests. Use a scavenger hunt for a wedding by hiding significant items that represent the happy couple.
If you’re running a more general event that isn’t tied directly to a specific theme, you can choose a more standard idea. Themes such as “Colors”, “Household Items”, or “Around Town” can be fun for pretty much anyone, anywhere, any time of year.
With all Scavenger Hunt clues you want to make sure they are fun and engaging, while not being too specific and difficult to find. This is especially true for themed hunts as you want to maintain the goal of the theme along without becoming too abstract. When coming up with themed clues we suggest creating a web chart to help brainstorm ideas. This way you can start with your theme and expand upon ideas easily.
It’s also important to take into account that all the ideas you come up with have to be attainable in the real world as well. Since players will have to take photos of the clues in real life it has to be a somewhat attainable clue.
Here at Eventzee we encourage creativity and our awesome clients have hosted a number of themed Scavenger Hunts.
- From “12 Days of Christmas” to “Pre-Paddy’s Day”, holidays make great themes for Scavenger Hunts.
- We’ve seen teachers use literary themes like a “Hobbit Hunt” to encourage engagement in a classroom reader and “Pi Day” is always a big hit with math instructors.
- One man based a scavenger hunt around his parent’s 45th Wedding Anniversary,
Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, check out www.eventzeeapp.com.