Tuesday, February 5, 2013

diy: valentines scavenger hunt.

(i know i said garlands were next, but i decided to switch. they will be coming soon though promise!) 

last year for v day, i sent mister b on a scavenger hunt. boy, that was fun!

not only was it fun for him, but i had a blast making the clues, picking out his favorite candies, and sending him on my wild goose chase! obviously there are a million different ways to do a scavenger hunt, but here's how i did ours.

supplies needed: 
* paper (red and pink to be festive)
* his favorite candy, treat, anything
* puzzle of sorts (homemade is more fun and personal!)
* a grand prize 

* come up with the clues. they can rhyme, or if that makes your brain hurt - they don't.
whatever your little heart desires.

now, don't copy mine because it's way more coming up with your own, but below is the list of my clues.  
(i only did five because our apartment isn't all that big... but you can do as many as you like.)

put by the front door:
 "you have now begun your very own valentines scavenger hunt. i know, sweet huh? it shouldn't take very long, but don't miss any clues or you won't find your grand prize! your first clue is on the couch. good luck soldier!"

#1: roses are red, violets are blue, for your next clue look in a _ _ _ _. (hint: 4 letters, rhymes with blue.)
#2: february 14th, full of red and pink - to find the next clue, look under the _ _ _ _.
#3: good job! you found me, there's only one more - to finish this chase, look behind the _ _ _ _.
#4: haha, just kidding - i'm making things hard, to end this chase go west 12 yard(s). *ok, maybe feet - but that doesn't rhyme.*
#5: yay! you did it - now wasn't this fun, put the pieces together and your all done! *after completing the puzzle, look on the back to find your valentine!*

* with each clue you can attach the candy/treat - i put his favorite treats with each one and a piece to this puzzle:

all materials found at wal-mart.
back - with baby pic of yours truly

some may think this is a tad cheesy - but we had so much fun with it... i might even do another one this year :)


mrs. b

(linking up here,

and here.)


  1. this sounds like fun! thank you for sharing.
    lovely blog, btw:)

  2. This is cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is super cute! Great idea :)

  4. Love the idea. I'm using your ideas, and some of your clues, for my scavenger hunt for my husband. I'll be posting it on my blog and giving you credit. Hope you don't mind!!! Check out my blog at twomorrowsdream.blogpsot.com

  5. This is PERFECT for what I need!! Nothing spendy (We just had both birthdays and our anniversary) but something that says I'm thinking of you and a couple treats. LOVE IT!!

  6. Hi there! Stopping by to let you know that Shatzi from Love and Laundry have featured this in a surprise Valentine's feature post today.

    You can check it out and grab a button at http://www.thethriftinessmiss.com/2013/02/surprise-valentine-features.html#.UR2ew6WzeSp or http://www.loveandlaundry.com/2013/02/10-awesome-valentines-day-ideas.html

    Thanks so much for linking with us and Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Oh yeah, that one is cheesy! Haha! But that's just perfect for Valentines; you're excused. Glad to hear that Mister B participated in your scavenger hunt whole-heartedly. I'm sure that he's more than willing to do any challenge just to get to you.

    -Rosalinda Hone @ RiddleMe

  8. Thanks for sharing! I love making treasureshunts. Mae

  9. Thanks for sharing! I love making treasureshunts. Mae

  10. Doing this for this Valentines day! Thanks for the cute idea!

  11. This is so cute...I will be doing this for Valentines day