Riddle Me makes creating riddle clue hunts easy, but there are loads of things you can do to enhance the hunt. In this article I’ll show you how easy it is to have an awesome Harry Potter scavenger hunt for your next party.
Step 1: Object Inventory
Go into your object inventory and do a tag search for Harry Potter. The object inventory system tells Riddle Me what objects you have in and around your home where the hunts take place. Check the boxes for all the items you have on this filtered list. (You should also have previously selected all the common items so that your inventory has tons of objects for the system to choose when making hunts.) Clicking an item will show you the Harry Potter related riddles on the right which all start with HP. Adding these items to your inventory will facilitate creating the hunt in the next step.
Step 2: Creating a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
Go to the Riddle Scavenger Hunt activity and if you selected an event, assign this hunt to it. Then select Teen for the participant’s age since that’s the age the HP riddles are associated with, name this hunt, if you want to know which one of several hunts this is, select the number of clues you want, and then create your own Harry Potter related intro and final clue statements for players. Finally, you can find your own Harry Potter images around the internet and upload those for use in your hunt as clue backgrounds.
Clicking preview card in this section shows you what the clue cards will look like based on your settings (minus the Riddle Me watermark):
Step 3: Generating the Harry Potter Riddle Hunt
Under “Filter By Tag”, select “Harry Potter,” and then click “Generate a New Hunt.”
Click on the first object in the generated list. To the right, under “Pick a different riddle,” scroll and click on the riddle that begins with “HP-” (see image)
Click on the next object in the list and repeat process of selecting the correct riddles for each object. If you don’t have enough objects in your inventory that have Harry Potter riddles associated with them, the system will randomly pick other objects that don’t have HP riddles to fill in the list of objects for the hunt. So make sure your inventory has plenty of objects. You can then drag & drop objects to rearrange them so the HP riddles aren’t all at the beginning of the hunt.
Step 4: Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt Trivia
In the final step of the hunt creation, this is optional, you can assign a Harry Potter trivia question to each location so the players have to try and answer that question before moving on to the next clue. Under “Category”, select “Harry Potter” and click “Randomize.”
Step 5: Wizard’s Duel
During your Harry Potter scavenger hunt, you can place bags of goodies along the way, or the materials your party-goers need to create these beauties. Click here for instructions on how to create Harry Potter wands.
Step 6: No party is complete without treats.
Here’s a set of links to some other websites that have Harry Potter appropriate treats to serve up. But also,
Simple butterbeer (scroll down to “Cold Butterbeer”: http://www.thedisneydiner.com/2012/02/harry-potters-hot-cold-butterbeer.html
Fever Fudge: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fever-Fudge/
Pretzel Wands: http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-make-edible-magic-wand-treats-for-your-harry-potter-halloween-party
Owl Feed: http://yolaurafreed.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-chex-mix-white-chocolate-and.html
Cockroach Clusters (scroll about half-way down page): http://bakingdom.com/2011/11/harry-potter-day-cockroach-clusters.html
Troll eyes: http://pinterest.com/pin/157274211958643040/
Step 7: After party
Now that you’ve pulled off an amazing Harry Potter scavenger hunt party, rest easy knowing other mom’s are jealous of how cool your party was. ;)