Home Tour Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Home Tour Scavenger Hunt is great when played at an Open House or for a House Warming party. You get to create the scavenger hunt and it then doubles as the home tour.

Ages: From 12 to Adult

Recommended Number of Players:
Only the size of your home will limit the number of players for this game.

Equipment:
Printed List of Scavenger Items
Pen or Pencil for every player

Set Up:
Make a list of objects from various rooms in the house.

How to Play:
Provide each guest with a list of items. While they are touring your new home, have them write the exact location of each item they find (given room and detail description like "on the wall" or "southeast corner"). Add challenging items that aren't in plain sight to throw off the guests.

Winner:
The player who find the most items or has the best location description wins the game.

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Best Advice from Dana Palmer

Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.

That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.