Around Town Scavenger Hunt
Designed for Any Average Sized City

The Around Town Scavenger Hunt is played in your city center or neighborhood. You actually have to leave your home to collect the items. There are several to choose from...Happy Hunting!

a street in an American town

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Zero Cost Scavenger Hunt
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Video Camera Scavenger Hunt
The Grocery List Scavenger Hunt
Classic Scavenger Hunt
The Great Photo Hunt
Bigger or Better

Exciting! That's my favorite way to describe Scavenger Hunts. Whether you have two teams or several, the thrill of competition rules the day. These are also really great games to play with large groups.

If sending your teens out in teams without adult supervision, please be sure to discuss any safety rules that are appropriate. Make sure there is an emergency plan in place if a team is fairly late in returning to the home base. Make sure everyone knows what to do in that instance. You always want to error on the side of caution.

If businesses or private individuals lend you items on a scavenger hunt, it's okay, but please note that it is each team's responsibility to return any borrowed items to their original owners (if requested). Take a notebook or some other way of keeping track of what items belong to which business owners. This is the same rule we would use if we were going around a neighborhood as well. And remeber, it is never okay to steal an item from anywhere!

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Best Advice from Dana Palmer

Picture of Dana Palmer, Owner of Perfect Party Games

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.

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