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Super hero scavenger hunt

Super hero themed party ideas Ngoc Nguyen
Some of you may remember the super hero party I threw last year for the bf’s birthday. It was a huge success so I had a few friends request that I throw another one. The best thing about already setting a precedence is that no one complained this year about my strict costumes mandatory rule. Instead, they all realized that the more outrageous the costume, the cooler everyone else thought you were. I was so pumped that people went all out on their costumes this year!

To spice things up a little bit, I kicked off the party with a photo scavenger hunt. I made a fun list of things to do, and gave everyone 1 hour to complete as many of the listed items as possible. Although some people were unsure about running around the city in their costumes, by the end of it, everyone had a blast, and now they have all these great photos to show for it. Feel free to download my list for your own party!

Super hero themed photo scavenger hunt ideas

Benefits of a photo scavenger hunt

  1. Great way for people to get to know each other. I made teams at random which forced people to work together with others that they might not normally talk to
  2. Everyone has a competitive edge. And a hunt is a great way to bring that out in people.
  3. Great photos! I’m all for photos and giving people a list to do gives them a reason to be silly in pictures.
  4. It’s fun being a kid. We don’t give enough credit to just doing fun, silly, PG13 kind of activities.

Tips tricks and lessons learned from the scavenger hunt:

  • Give a wide range of tasks in varying difficulties
  • Teams of 4 worked really well – the teams are small enough to easily coordinate and work together, while being big enough that people know that you’re part of a group you’re not a random crazy person walking around the streets in a costume.
  • I gave everyone an hour to complete the list and 2 teams finished all 26 tasks. Next time I’d add probably put at least 30 things on the list with some really hard ones
  • Remember to print off the list beforehand. I was rushed the day of and couldn’t get to a printer in time. Luckily, everyone has smart phones now a days so I just posted it online and had everything download the list to their phones.
  • Picking a hashtag lets everyone post to the same social media channels so they can see how their competition is doing. We used #HeroHunt for ours.
  • If you plan ahead and are tech savy, you can collect everyone’s photos and play a slideshow of all the pictures during the party

Some pictures from the hunt!

Super heroes themed scavenger hunt

scavenger hunt - fireman carry a stranger

Super Heroes doing a scavenger hunt

Super heroes jumping

Super heroes themed photo scavenger hunt

earth worm jim costume

super hero battle in toronto

he man and wonder woman

It’s not every day that you get to party with Sailor Moon and Wonder Woman!

female super hero costume

Or how about Super Dave and Asbestos lady?

Super dave costume

And of course the whole crew from Kick-ass decided to join! 

Kick-ass in toronto costume ideas

Did I mention that I live in Gothum City? 

dark knight and bane costumes

Thanks to Heather from Shameless Vanilla for making these awesome cupcakes!

super hero cupcakes

9 comments for “Super hero scavenger hunt

  1. Sam Robertson
    26/07/2013 at 5:39 pm

    I gotta get in on the next party!! Super heroes AND scavenger hunt pretty much equals maximum fun in my books. The photos are so fun too!!

  2. 26/07/2013 at 10:18 pm

    You really do!!! It’s been sooo long since I’ve seen you!

  3. Jason K
    28/07/2013 at 7:51 pm

    Wow… awesome shots!!! Thanks for putting this together Ngoc.

    I noticed the effects you did on the night sky, and then you put the bat signal in for me and Bane – awesome!!!!

  4. jacqie
    03/09/2013 at 9:57 am

    What a cute idea. Will do this for my son!

  5. chels
    04/09/2013 at 8:44 am

    Wow that looks so fun! what a great party idea.

  6. julie
    05/09/2013 at 8:24 am

    Love this!

  7. Tan
    05/12/2013 at 5:53 pm

    Loved the idea! Its been a long time Ngoc. I remember the day Omar and I were trying to get into your wing during frosh week and ended up chillin with you after you let us in.

    • 06/12/2013 at 1:54 am

      Haha! Hard to believe that was 8 years ago! Yet… you look exactly the same! Glad to see you are engaged!! Congrats!!!

  8. Pammy Vo
    23/05/2014 at 4:10 pm

    I love this so much I am totally going to do it for my 13yo’s birthday party with her art school friends! They already think I’m the alternately crazy / cool mom, so I think they’ll be all over this!

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