Have a party that is exciting, enjoyable and lots of fun for all ages. Host a treasure hunt party! A treasure hunt consists of designing clues for guests to find that will lead them to the next clue until they find what they’ve been waiting for – the treasure. The team or individual who finds the prize is the winner.
Hosting a treasure hunt will make any party a big hit and have family and friends talking about the host with the most and what great fun they had at the party. A treasure hunt party can be adapted for adults or children. It can be very simple or it could follow a theme, it is up to the host. All it takes for a treasure hunt is imagination and creativity.
The basic for setting up the treasure hunt begins with deciding where the clues will be hidden and then designing the clues. These clues can include riddles, puzzles and rhymes. The next step is hiding the clues. Try not to make the hunt too long, too challenging or too strenuous, the guest need to enjoy the hunt. The guests can be divided into teams or groups depending on the size of the party. The group or team that finds the treasure is the winner. What does the winner get? You guessed it, the treasure!
One example of treasure could be chocolate coins covered in gold foil to resemble a pirate’s treasure. If the party is for children, keep in mind that the treasure hunt should be short so it will hold their attention. Developing a theme, buying the decorations and the treasure doesn’t have to drain your bank account. Plastic beads, shells, fish nets and pirate maps can be made by the host or hostess. Use things that you would see if you were a pirate but keep them to a minimum because the hunt will be the excitement for the day. Always follow safety rules and appoint an adult to supervise each group.
When designing your clues, the age of the children should be a factor in how many clues you use. If the hunt is too long they may lose interest in it. If they are five to seven years of age, pictures could be used for clues but remember they need to be easy. Also keep the amount of clues low so can they can find the treasure quickly. Once again, young children lose interest if it drags on too long. If the clues lead to buried treasure, then find great hiding spots like under a pillow or in a pot of sand that’s not covered all the way. This makes it easier for the children to find and builds their excitement. The treasure hunt will be exciting and a lot of fun for the children. In addition to being fun and exciting, a treasure hunt can also develop their social skills. Children learn to interact with others.
Hosting a treasure hunt party can be used for any occasion and most holidays. Create a treasure hunt for birthdays, picnics and even family reunions. Want to make it educational? Then center it around history, nature or anything educational. So when hosting a party, consider a treasure hunt party. Its guaranteed fun and excitement for all ages.