New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt List

Are you looking for a fun activity to do on 31 December? If so, check out this New Year’s Eve scavenger hunt idea with two lists for you to download and print.

This idea is perfect for people of all ages, so can be used with kids, for youth groups and even with adults at a New Year’s Eve party.

How To Organize

This scavenger hunt works best by having players collect all of the items, although could also be done as a photo scavenger hunt.

Provide all the players with a list of items to collect and give them a time limit that they have to be completed by.

New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt List

To make this activity easy for you to prepare, we’ve produced two lists that you can find below. Both of these lists have 12 items for players to collect, so you could either choose to use just one or both of the lists.

When taking the first letter of each item, the lists spell out a New Year’s Eve related word – the first is ‘Happy New Year’, while the second list spells ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

We’ve also produced a document containing both of these lists that you can download for free and print as many times as you like. There’s a link below to download these lists.


  • Helmet
  • Angel
  • Pepper
  • Pedometer
  • Yarn
  • Nail
  • Eraser
  • Watermelon
  • Yogurt
  • Elephant
  • Apron
  • Rug


  • Airplane
  • Umbrella
  • Lollipop
  • Dictionary
  • Lampshade
  • Atlas
  • Napkin
  • Guitar
  • Spinach
  • Yearbook
  • Newspaper
  • Eyedrops

Printable New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt Lists


The winner will be the player (or team) that collects all the items first. If no one manages to complete the list, it would be the person who collects the most items.


Although you don’t have to give the winner anything, here are a few suggestions of rewards you could give if you did want to offer a prize:

If you liked this idea, you’ll love our book – 52 Scavenger Hunt Ideas.