Are you planning a 40th birthday party for yourself or one of your friends?
Need a fun scavenger hunt idea?
If so, here’s a scavenger hunt idea and printable list that’s perfect for using with adults to celebrate a 40th birthday.
- List (see below)
- Cameras (cell phone cameras are fine)
Split all the people into teams with 3-5 people in each – they’ll be driving around, so will need to be able to fit everyone into one vehicle.
Give each team a copy of the list below and a pen. Advise them that their task is to find each item on the list, but there’s a twist – they have to find 40 of each item.
In case there’s a tie at the end, set a tiebreaker where teams have to get 40 members of the public to pull a funny face for a photo.
Set a time limit for the game and then send them off hunting.
Here’s a list of 20 items to have the teams find – beneath this is a link to a free printable copy of the list.
If you want to make it even more of a challenge, give them a list of 40 different types of items they have to hunt for. Bear in mind though that this will mean they have to collect 1,600 items and there might not be space in the cars to return with them all, especially if there are 5 people in each team!
If you want ideas of additional items for teams to collect, take a look at the list we produced for a 30th birthday.
- Coins of the same value
- Spades playing cards
- Single staples
- Cotton swabs
- Domino pieces
- Vinyl records
- Paper plates
- Pieces of dry pasta
- Left-footed shoes
- Pieces of chewing gum
- Plastic bags
- Uncrushed corn flakes
- Cans of food
- Styrofoam cups
Teams earn one point for each complete set of items that they return with. The winning team is therefore the one that finds the most complete sets.
If there’s a tie, the winner can be decided by which team took the most photos of random members of the public pulling funny faces.