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Housewarming Scavenger Hunt

Skip the traditional tour around the house, and show off your new home with a housewarming party game guests can really get excited about.

Organize a treasure hunt that shows off the highlights of the home – from the fancy shmancy patio to the royally sized master bathroom.

As with any great treasure hunt, there are many ways you can get to the grand prize. SO how do you organize a fun and exciting treasure hunt that shows off your favorite parts of the home?  

Ways To Play

For small groups: Hang clues on some of the highlights of the home, each leading to the next clue.

For example, if you want to show off a painting of flowers you can hang a clue that says, “these flowers may not smell good, but they sure are pretty”. The next clue should hang on the back of the painting and include a fun anecdote about the next item. This will keep your guests laughing, guessing, and running to beat out another!

For larger groups: Break up into teams and assign a room.

If you have a large group coming over for the housewarming party, you won’t want your guests trampling each other for the clues. An alternative way to play is to break your guests up into groups, and assign each group a specific room. This may take more work on your part, but will keep less hectic in the long run. Each individual room will be a separate treasure hunt, filled with varying clues, but will all lead to the main room where dinner or drinks are served.

The Clues

The best part of a treasure hunt is looking for the clues. So hide them in places that are fun to find! Instead of hiding a clue on top of the toy chest, put it in the arms of that 5 foot teddy bear you’ve been holding on to.

Our favorite place to hide a clue? On our cocktail glasses. Purchase a pack of disposable cocktail glasses, and simply write the clue on the outside of the glass in sharpie. Your guests will love that they can later drink their clue.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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