Romantic Scavenger Hunt
Location, Location, Location
Plan a scavenger hunt that will send your love to places that are significant in your relationship (such as: where you met, the first kiss, the first date). Be waiting at each place ahead of him so you can give him the next clue when he arrives. Have the hunt end somewhere romantic.
Around the House
Send your sweetie on a scavenger hunt around the house to find your gift. For example: give them a clue that will lead them to the linen closet, when they get to the linen closet have a clue waiting there that will lead them to the sugar bowl, have a clue in the sugar bowl that leads them to the utensil drawer…and so on. For an extra special touch place each clue inside a little box that is wrapped with pretty paper.
Little Gifts -> Big Gift
If you want to send your love on a scavenger hunt to find a gift try buying a bunch of little gifts for him or her such as candles, knick-knacks, perfume, lip balm, nail polish, bubble bath, massage oil, a phone card, a gift certificate, soaps, etc. Individually wrap each gift in a fansy box. Include one clue in the box with each gift. The first clue should lead to the second clue and gift, and that should lead to the third and so on. He/she will have fun opening all the little gifts that lead to the big gift.
Lead with Pictures
If the scavenger hunt will be around your house try this: take a close-up (and somewhat difficult to dicifer) snapshot of items around your house. Try to just capture the pattern of the item, but make sure that with a little trial and error your love could figure out what the picture is of. Use the pictures as the clues to lead your sweetie from one item to the next. Give them the first picture and have it lead them to the item that the picture is of, there you will have hidden the next picture clue. That picture leads to the next item where you have another picture hidden, and so on. The final picture leads to the gift/prize. Hide your pictures in, under, behind or on the item.
Here is an idea for clues: create clues to follow that are special places in your house. For example, “the first place we made love”, “the last place we made love”, “where I always hide love notes”, “where you are when I kiss you in the morning”, “the place where we had our last tickle fight”, “where I keep my lingerae”, etc.
Name that Place
For a more large scale version of the hunt above send your sweetie out of your house and around town. Use clues such as “Your favorite restaurant”, “The store we registered at for our wedding”, “Our favorite store to visit together”, “Where we get icecream”…. be sure get the merchants in on this. Give each merchant the next clue to give your sweetie when they come by. Try to keep this search down to no more than 5 places so it doesn’t take too long. Have the last clue lead your partner to a place where you can be waiting to have dinner together.
Date Night Hunt
Plan a “what we will do tonight” scavenger hunt. This is a short hunt to find pop, a movie, candles, blanket, and popcorn.
These clues work if your hunt will be for your sweetie to find a bunch of gifts.
* Give a clue to 5 mutual friends. Have your sweetie call them one at a time so they can read off the clue to help him/her find the next gift.
– submitted by Casandra
* Make an audio tape of you giving the clues to your sweetie. For example: “The first clue is…the back pocket of your favorite jeans”.