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Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Updated on February 22, 2016
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Bachelorette parties are tons of fun—it’s a celebration of a future bride’s coming life change and a sort of “last night out” as a single woman. It’s an excellent opportunity to not only make sure that your friend, the bride, has a great memory to take with her as she walks down the aisle, but to create memories for a whole group of friends to cherish and enjoy for a whole lifetime. You can make your friend’s bachelorette party that much more fun by holding an adult scavenger hunt. Here are a few suggestions and ideas to make your next scavenger hunt a blast.

o Scrapbook Hunt: This version of a scavenger hunt is perfect for a group of great, long-time friends who are celebrating a bride-to-be’s upcoming nuptials. It allows the bride and her best girlfriends to not only celebrate the wonderful future ahead of the bride-to-be as she embarks on a new chapter in her life, but also to celebrate each other and their long and wonderful history of friendship. Best yet, this fun activity leaves the bride and her besties with a book full of memories to show for their efforts. To do this scavenger hunt, simply hide photos, ticket stubs, and other mementos that are meaningful to the bride and her friends and have everyone search for them. When each item is found, have the partying friends put them, one by one, into a scrapbook or photo album together that commemorates the friendship that they all share. You could also have each person in the scavenger hunt create their own personal scrapbook and have a contest to see which one is the group’s favorite.

o Fashion Hunt: For a group of fashionistas who are fast friends, this party activity is the ideal choice for a night of fabulous fun. Have the bride and her chic and fashion-minded friends look for clothing and accessories according to the clues they are given. These clues can be anything from “Find something red and spicy” to “Find a prim and proper outfit,” and anything in between. Once all the contestants have found an outfit, you can even hold a little contest to see who has the sharpest fashion sense of the bunch. This kind of scavenger hunt can be held in a friend’s home with the contents of their closet or it can be done in a mall, store, or other place where fashion items are sold. You can even have all of the bride’s friends bring over their unwanted or outgrown clothing for everybody to weed through while trying to satisfy the clues. When choosing a venue, however, you should be conscious of people’s budgetary restraints. Buying each outfit is not even necessary when in a store because players can just try them on and leave empty-handed, but if you have one or more friends or loved ones attending the party that can’t afford to splurge too much on fashion, it might be wiser to hold this particular event at a friend’s home (where they won’t be charged for borrowing some clothes or taking unwanted clothes away) or at a discount store of some kind.


Planning a Hen Night Scavenger Hunt

There are a couple of ways in which you can go about your scavenger hunt. My suggestion is to steer well clear of keep scavenger hunt riddles simple for the night out. Mainly because by the time you start to get some alcohol into you, you will struggle to decipher hard riddles! That is instantly going to take some fun out of all of the proceedings.

Now, a hen night scavenger hunt is going to be greatly different to scavenger hunts that you have experienced before. Expect to be collecting things such as signed beer mats, men’s underwear or even a condom (not used of course!). You may even want to relate the items that you are going to be gathering to the bride herself. For example, you can try to track down a coin from the year in which she was born, or even try to grab a business card which has the same first name of the groom! (this is much more difficult than you may think, and of course it means you will be interacting with people A LOT!). There are two ways in which you can go about your ‘object hunting’ scavenger hunt. The first is to split down into a couple of groups and just find the things as a sort of competition (perhaps there could be prizes at the end of the night?) alternatively you can go as just one big group and track down all of the items on the scavenger hunt list and make them into a sort of souvenir for the bride when the night is over. I particularly like the latter suggestion because this is of course a night designed to celebrate the bride!

Of course, having a hen night scavenger hunt is going to take a bit of planning beforehand. This means that you are going to need to do a bit of research online as to the various things that you can collect through the evening, or things you want with you on the night out ... such as matching outfits.. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ideas out there which are designed for hen nights, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to pick some and tailor them to your needs! Make sure you print off enough copies of the scavenger hunt list before hand and you can be on your way! If you are planning the hunt for the day when alcohol won’t really be involved then try to get hold of some scavenger hunt clues for adults too, just to add a bit of a challenge.

That is of course the ‘traditional’ type of scavenger hunt. There is a new format which is taking hen nights by storm at the moment. This is the ‘photograph’ hunt. Basically you will go out there armed with a list of things to take photographs of and just get snapping. This is a great deal of fun and is probably done best as a large group as opposed to multiple different groups. There are plenty of ideas out there for things that you can put on your list. For example, you could opt for a romantic list and try to catch people kissing, romantic movie posters, a white dress, something blue, something new and if you can convince somebody to lend you something, something borrowed! This will make a great memento of the night when it is all done. Of course, make sure you keep hold of that camera because on a night out like this they are going to be tremendously simple to lose!

Dare Challenges: If you are feeling a bit ‘daring’ then you can have a scavenger hunt which involves dares. Probably not good to get the bride involved with this one, but it could give her a nice giggle. This is an especially fun twist on your average, everyday scavenger hunt. Dare the players of your game to complete various silly challenges either together as part of teams or separately. Check various scavenger hunt clues off of a list, such as “Do a cartwheel in the middle of a crowd” or “Get a piggyback ride from a stranger.” These tasks or challenges can be tailored for any kind of venue or taste. This version of an scavenger hunt can be done in a public place like a bar or a club with all of your guests dressed to the nines or it can be done in the privacy of a friend’s home with the players in their pajamas. Of course, instead of doing dares you could instead take photographs of each member of the hen party in certain positions or locations, or even with certain people. This again is going to be great to make a little bit of a scrapbook of the night after it has finished! Just make sure you don’t do anything that you will regret!

Thankfully for you, planning a scavenger hunt isn’t actually going to be too difficult. Yes, you will need to put in a little bit of effort right at the start to draw up the list of scavenger hunt clues and the like. However as I said previously, there is plenty of information out there on the internet which should give you a nice nudge in the right direction! Once you have the clues, just print them off, supply the groups with a pen or camera (depending on the hunt you are running) and get ready to have a ton of fun!

Other Ideas:

o Lingerie Hunt: A lingerie scavenger hunt is in the same vein as a fashion scavenger hunt, only with a much more racy kind of apparel. The bride and her friends can find various pieces of undies and delicates based on the clues given to them. You can set up a contest to see which of the friends picked the best lingerie outfit or the bride could reside over the contest as judge and make the decision. This game can also be a great way to help the bride pick something out for her wedding night, which gives her friends a chance to be especially helpful. This is probably best done in a friend’s home, but can also be done in a lingerie shop if everyone feels comfortable with it. Again, whatever you choose, make sure to be sensitive with people’s ability to pay for things.

o Party Favors: Party favors are a great thing to include in any kind of party. After all, everyone loves to go home with a little gift. With bachelorette parties, sometimes the theme of party favors tends to be more sexual, but often times people include penis straws, butt-shaped cookies, and other sexually themed gifts just because they have this idea that bachelorette parties absolutely must have those things. Only include them if you and your friends will enjoy it and get a laugh out of it. If not, then just give your friends gifts that they will love, however crazy or racy those things are or aren’t.

o Bride-to-Be Trivia: How well do you know your soon-to-be-married friend? Find out by conducting a trivia-themed scavenger hunt at her bachelorette party. Create scavenger hunt clues that are based on forcing the players to reveal how much they know about their bride. Quiz them in their knowledge by asking them to find items that represent answers to bridal trivia questions. For example, you can provide clues like, “This is the bride’s favorite snack” or “what is the color that the bride was wearing on her graduation day” and ask the players to find items that represent the answer. This kind of scavenger hunt is great to be done at the bride’s home or at one of her friends’ homes, but it can also be done elsewhere. It’s a great way for a bride and her friends to get even closer while celebrating an upcoming wedding.

o Some tips:

Be Safe: Of course, the most important thing is to be safe. If the bachelorette party is going to be held in a bar or club, then use common sense when it comes to safety. Make sure that everyone has a ride home, use a designated driver, and use the buddy system when going to the restroom or whenever else it is necessary.

Find a theme: Themed parties are way more fun than the alternative. Since the party is in honor of the bride-to-be, choose a theme that resonates with her and reflects her personality. It’s also a good idea to choose a theme that all of the friends at her bachelorette party can connect with, also.

Prepare Early: This is the key to any good scavenger hunt. Prepare early by writing out lists of items, clues, and, of course, making sure that there are plenty of refreshments available and that everyone involved is comfortable and having a good time.

Be Sensitive With the Budget: This is mentioned several times above, but it is an important thing to reiterate. Usually, when bachelorette parties are thrown, it is the bride’s friends’ responsibility to pay, but you can make any kind of arrangement that is deemed appropriate for everybody. Everyone who plans to attend the party should have a frank discussion about the money issue so that everyone knows what to expect. If all of the friends have agreed that they will split the bill, make sure that they all know what kind of dollar figure to expect to be shelling out.

Document With Photos: This is a not only a great thing to do to commemorate the occasion, but it can allow you to hold photo scavenger hunts. All of the ideas listed above can be tweaked to become photo scavenger hunt ideas. Just document every item found on the hunt with your cell phone or camera.

Establish Clear Rules: As with any kind of game, the rules should be established at the beginning of the evening. If things are not clear, it can lead to confusion, especially in the case of an adult scavenger hunt during which the players might be consuming alcohol. Avoid hurt feelings and a ruined party by making sure everyone is on the same page.

Have Fun! : This is the most important part. Have fun celebrating your bride’s upcoming marriage and try not to be too mournful about the loss of her singlehood. After this awesome party, you’ll always have the memory of this fantastic party to remind you of your friend’s days as a single gal.


© 2014 Brett


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