4 Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Ideas

If you’d like some fun ways to celebrate the memories of a wedding day, here are 4 anniversary scavenger hunt ideas you could use.

These are all great ideas for adults and are versatile in how they can be organized. They could be used by:

  • Couples for a romantic activity
  • A group of friends who all got married around the same time
  • A married couples small group at a church
  • Friends or family members of a couple who are celebrating a milestone anniversary

4 Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Ideas

1. Find An Item, Every Item

This is a good one if you’re celebrating an anniversary of one particular year, rather than multiple couples celebrating different lengths of time that they’ve been married.

The idea is that players have to find as many items as they can made from that year’s anniversary gift type – either modern or traditional.

For example, if you’re celebrating a first anniversary the traditional gift is paper. Players would therefore have to find as many different types of paper as possible.

Don’t make it easy by letting people find blue paper, green paper, red paper, etc. Instead, it should be more varied, like:

  1. Newspaper
  2. Printer paper
  3. Toilet paper
  4. Paper towel
  5. Construction paper
  6. Tissue paper
  7. Tissues
  8. Paper plate
  9. Paper napkin
  10. Checkbook
  11. Takeout menu
  12. Calendar

2. Traditional Anniversary Gifts

For a more general anniversary scavenger hunt, make a list of traditional gifts for different years of marriage – ideally at least 20 of them, but it doesn’t have to be every gift from years 1-20. Instead, you could list the gifts for 1-10, then the gifts for following milestones like 15, 20, 25, etc years of marriage.

Teams then have to find an item of each type – paper, cotton, leather, wood, silver, etc – that would also make an appropriate gift.

Teams would earn 1 point for each item they find, with one bonus point being awarded for the best gift of each type.

3. Modern Anniversary Gifts

This idea is similar to the second option listed above, except that players have to find gifts from the modern list, rather than the traditional one.

They’d therefore be looking for clocks, china, crystal, appliances, desk sets, etc.

4. Funny Scavenger Hunt

For an even more entertaining game, add a twist that will make it far more funny. Instead of teams having to find the best possible traditional or modern gifts, they have to find the worst possible gifts instead!

Here are some examples of anniversary gifts teams could pick for this type of scavenger hunt:

  1. Appliance – a food blender from a thrift store that looks like it’s from the 70s and still has crusty food on it
  2. Desk set – a child’s first day of school pencil case
  3. Fruit – a rotten banana
  4. Diamond jewelry – cheap earrings from Claire’s
  5. Ruby – a half-eaten appetizer from Ruby Tuesday
  6. Cotton – a used T-shirt with holes in it

Teams would therefore earn one point for each item they collect, with one bonus point available for the worst type of each item.