Add Mystery to Horror With This Halloween Scavenger Hunt List

Halloween Scavenger Hunt List
While a scavenger hunt in itself is a lot of fun, it might be a bother formulating the list. To do away with that bother, the following article will give you some clues on how to draw up a good Halloween scavenger hunt list and make the game a whole lot of fun.
Halloween's right around the corner. You're hosting a party and you're thinking of arranging a scavenger hunt, tweaked especially for Halloween. The problem is, you don't really know how to go about the same, what to include in the list and how to make it a success. If arranging for the party or composing a scavenger hunt list is posing a problem, how about we help you with that? In the following sections, a complete guide to arranging for the game will follow.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Who's Playing?

First decide whether it is a kids only game, an adults only game or is it a mix of both. Depending on this, the nature of the game will change. Then plan whether it is a game that will be played in the vicinity of the party, or are people expected to drive through town to collect some of the items listed. This will then need you to make transport arrangements for the same.

Designate Teams

Next, designate teams and make sure that the teams have equal number of members in them. Each team has to have a designated tagger - one who will account for the task having been completed. If you can arrange for it, give him a camera so that he can click snaps as proof.

Prepare List

Prepare a list of items that your guests need to find. There will be a comprehensive Halloween scavenger hunt list given at the end of the article. Refer to that for more details. But in the meantime, just keep in mind that the list has to be prepared according to the age group. Not to forget, the Halloween theme has to show through.

Prepare Tasks

Whether to include tasks as a part of this game is completely optional. Though, including these tasks adds a lot of fun to the game. But it also means that you have to take that extra effort to arrange for them. Make a separate list of tasks that need to be done. For example, on the list of scavenger hunt items, leave a blank against one of the clues. To find the scavenger hunt clues to that item, one of the team members must complete the task and only then will the tagger give him the name of the item that has to be found next. Tasks can include something as simple as picking out apple licorice candy from a tub full of punch without using your hands or getting into a scary costume and taking a round of the block.

Explain Rules

Print the list of items and hand it over to each team. Provide them with a pen to tick against the items that they have already found. Explain the rules to them as well - for example, no stealing from the neighbors, etc. Tell them that they'll need to get a proof of the items on the list that they complete. The team that comes in first with all the items, wins.

Scavenger Hunt List

Here are some of the items that you can include in your scavenger hunt list:
  • A house that looks haunted (photo proof)
  • A plastic spider
  • Black nail polish or lipstick
  • Blood red drink
  • Strand of black hair
  • A stranger who you've convinced to let you wrap them up like a mummy with toilet paper (photo proof)
  • Broken mirror
  • Anything with the number 13 on it
  • A home with tombstones in the yard (photo proof)
  • A black hat
  • An orange crayon
  • A skeleton tattoo (fake or permanent) (photo proof)
  • A white sheet with red marks on it
  • A dead flower
  • The signature of the owner of a black cat (3 bonus points for a picture of the cat)
  • A chocolate bar with a Halloween wrapper
  • A box of salt
  • A business card of a mortician
  • Black colored food item
  • A bouquet of dead flowers
  • 13 Halloween treats
  • A newspaper comic strip that includes a cauldron or a ghost
  • Trick-or-treat bag
  • A mask
  • An October calendar
  • A cobweb
  • A handwritten recipe for pumpkin pie
  • Green Jello
  • A piece of black licorice
  • Black eyeliner
  • Red lipstick
  • Pumpkin seed
  • A black walnut
  • Popsicle stick
  • Half eaten apple
  • Candy corn
  • Paper ghost
  • Flyer for a haunted house or Halloween event
  • Garlic clove
  • Candy wrapper
  • Halloween mask
  • Acorn
  • Rusty nail
  • Red leaf
  • Orange or black candle
  • Trash bag
  • Broom
  • A bunch of dead flowers
And there you have it, a comprehensive list that you can easily tweak to include only the easy clues for the kids. And now that you know how to arrange for this game and make it a success, you go right ahead and get down to it. All set to make that party a success, then?
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