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.
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.
Needle and Thread
Visitors Badge -
Weight Watchers Calculator
Rubber Coin Purse
Regional or Seasonal Ideas
Amusement Park Ticket
Broadway Ticket Stub
Instant Hand Warmer Pack
Instant Ice Pack
Mini Travel Game
Nail Clippers/Adult or Baby Sized
Fast Food Receipt
Over The Counter Pain Killer
Empty Gum Wrapper
Pair of Earrings
Your Business Card
Someone Else's Business Card
Someone Else's Key
Contact Lense Case
Case for Dental Appliance
Clothe to Clean Eye Glasses
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