Purse Scavenger Hunt

I had the best time coming up with this Purse Scavenger Hunt list. I first performed my own purse scavenger hunt to see what I could find. Since my purse is rather small, I only found the usual faire. So I began to branch out. I called my sisters and asked what THEY had. Then I called several nieces and girl friends and asked them to take a peek in their purse.

The list I was gathering kept getting longer and funnier by each phone call. So the items you find here are made up of REAL items found in REAL purses. I couldn't have made this stuff up if I tried! Some of the items are regional. For instance, my niece had just returned from a trip to Disneyland and was still carrying her Disney Dollars. The articles range from the mundane to the exotic.

This game is great to play at a bridal shower. Looking in the purses of the brides maids gives you a chance to find out who they really are!

Another fun way to use this activity is at a women's retreat. It couldn't be easier to plan the entertainment where your guests bring the game without even knowing it.

If you're in college and all your friends carry backpacks, simply add a few "school specific" items and have a blast with your roommates.

While using this idea the next time you get together with your girlfriends, be sure to add a few more items you think some of YOUR friends would carry. Remember to add some "regional specific" items to the purse scavenger hunt list. You might want to add some "seasonal specific" items as well. An example might be to add wool gloves if it's snowing or sunscreen if it's summer.

Suggested Item List - Purse Scavenger Hunt

Equipment: Each participant needs their own purse for the scavenger hunt. Print out the list of items and scratch off any items you don't want to use. Be sure to add a few items from your own region or perhaps based on the season.

Rules: The item must have been found in the purse or backpack, not in your guests pockets or otherwise. Each participant gets a point only if no one else in the room has the same item. You may also decide to award points for unusual items NOT on your list but in the tote.

Dental Floss

iPod

Toothpaste/Toothbrush

Baby Food

GPS

Toothpick

Mini Travel Game

Broken Jewelry

Over The Counter Pain Killer

Shopping List

Hair Ribbon

Prescription Drug

Camera

Empty Gum Wrapper

Needle and Thread

Cough Drop

Socks/Panty Hose

Cell Phone

Flashlight

Lotion

Ear Plugs

Dental Floss

Nail Clippers/Adult or Baby Sized

Work Badge

Photograph

Recipe

Pair of Earrings

Something Blue

Cash

Their Business Card

Someone Else's Business Card

Breathmint

Paperclip

Postage Stamp

Grocery Receipt

Fuel Receipt

Feminine Product

Bobby Pin

Tissue

Mascara

Lipstick/Lip Gloss

Fingernail Polish

Their Key

Someone Else's Key

Coupons

Visitors Badge from a School or Business

Origami item

Cotton Candy

Checkbook

Eye Drops

Pre-Natal Vitamins

Whistle

Permanent Marker

Ink Pen

Straight Pin

Screwdriver

Contact Lense Case

Eye Glasses

Safety Pin

Membership Card

USB Flashdrive

Sunglasses

Calculator

Weight Watchers Calculator

Hand Sanitizer

Rubber Coin Purse

Tweezers

Pocket Knife

Diaper

Diaper Wipes

Mirror

Concealer

Band-Aid

Syringe

Candy Bar

Foreign Currency

Bubble Wand

Case for Dental Appliance

Clothe to Clean Eye Glasses

Anti-Acid

Cloth Hankerchief

Fingernail File

Fingernail Buffer

Highlighter

Measuring Tape

Magnifying Glass

Fruit Snacks

Fast Food Receipt

Theater/Movie Stub

Regional or Seasonal Ideas

Christmas Card

Gloves

Sunscreen

Disney Dollars

Amusement Park Ticket

Broadway Ticket Stub

Instant Hand Warmer Pack

Instant Ice Pack



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