Ah, the Hen Night. It is the perfect night for those lovely ladies to go out, get drunk and have a lot of fun before the wedding. Now, let us be honest for a second, Hen nights are incredibly fun activities in themselves. However nowadays more and more of these are stretching to not just the night but throughout the rest of the day, particularly if the ladies are going to be heading to a different town or city for the event. Of course, you can’t be drinking all of that time, so what can you do? Plan a scavenger hunt that is what! Let me talk you through how you can go about this.
There are a couple of ways in which you can go about your scavenger hunt. My suggestion is to steer well clear of scavenger hunt riddles on the night out, unless they are incredibly fun ones with challenges. This is mainly because by the time you start to get some alcohol into you, you will not be able to decipher what the riddle actually is! 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! even if you REALLY want to win ). You may even want to relate the items that you are going to be gathering to the bride herself. For example, you can try and 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. Lucky for you, there are plenty of lists out there which are designed for hen nights, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one and tailor it for 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!
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. For example, each person needs to go find a man to kiss whilst out on the hen night. Of course, this isn’t going to be something for the shy person! You will need to come up with your own list here! 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!
Of course, this was just a very simple idea on how you can plan a hen night scavenger hunt. I am sure you will be able to come up with your own scavenger hunt ideas without too much fuss. I promise you, if you can get one planned properly then you are going to have an absolutely fantastic night out!
For those that don't know me on here, I own and am continually developing a scavenger hunt website. If you would like to check it out, you can get some free scavenger hunt clues and ideas ... just see the link here: photoscavengerhunts.com . I think scavenger hunts are great and so want to introduce others to this fun activity!
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