Throw a Party Everyone Will Remember: “Treasure Hunt: A Book of Clues for Parties”: Review and Giveaway

Many years ago, when Mike and I were dating, I set up a treasure hunt for one of his birthdays. I bought him a bunch of gifts and hid them throughout my apartment. I started with a little clue wrapped in a big box for him to open first. He was so excited when he figured out that he would have to “hunt” for his gifts! That clue led him to the first gift where I had placed a clue to next gift and so on. He thought that it was the greatest thing EVER! So much so that he set up a treasure hunt for me one year for Valentines Day and then another for one of my birthdays. It really is a fun and very unique way to give someone their gifts. They will never forget it! Recently I was asked if I would review a new book by Nancy Kruse, called “Treasure Hunt: A Book of Clues for Parties”, which comes chock full of ideas and clues to throw a Treasure Hunt party! I am so excited about this book-it is SO COOL!

About the Book (from the website):
“Treasure Hunt – A Book of Clues for Parties” has over 100 clues to use to create a new experience in gift giving. It has beginning and ending clues, action clues, outside clues, clues for every room in your house, and clues for the garage, game room, basement and attic. There are even a few for extra fun at Christmas! This book was designed for any party or occasion where a gift or gifts are to be given. Why just sit a person down and hand them their gifts when you can have so much more fun making them find them with clues? In most “Treasure Hunt” parties, the gifts are for a single individual, but the clues provide a sense of participation for the guests and with some of the clues, actual participation for everyone. You can also vary your “Treasure Hunt” party by alternating clues to different individuals.

About the Author (from the website):
Nancy Kruse is the exciting new author of “Treasure Hunt – A Book of Clues for Parties.” She has traveled extensively and has lived in 8 states with her husband, an underground construciton inspector, and her four daughters. She enjoys reading, writing poetry, and new creative projects. She currently lives in rural Georgia.

I received a copy of “Treasure Hunt: A Book of Clues for Parties” to review and ever since I read it; all I can think about is planning a Treasure Hunt Party! The book gives you all of the information that you will need to plan the perfect treasure hunt party. Nancy walks you through the entire process by giving you over 100 clues to use for your parties. The clues are set up to be used for either the beginning of the treasure hunt, the middle, or the end. Nancy even gives you suggestions as to where to hide the clues!

The clues are meant to be read aloud by either the guest of honor or the other guests. They are basically written like poems or riddles. The clues are fun and meant to make everyone feel included. My favorite clues are the “action clues” where the person reading the clue has to DO something to get the next clue (i.e. sing a song, teach the other guests a dance, and other fun stuff). What’s really great about the book though is that YOU choose which clues you want to use so if you don’t think the guest of honor will feel comfortable with an action clue then just don’t use it.

To have a treasure hunt party you will only need to use a handful of clues so 100 clues will get you through many parties without ruining the suspense for guests who have participated before. I think this book would be AWESOME to use at a baby shower or wedding shower. I really dislike traditional shower games, but a treasure hunt shower would be so much fun and very unique. Obviously, it would be really great to plan a treasure hunt party for birthdays, anniversaries, or even Christmas! Both adults and kids would enjoy it!

As soon as I have a reason to throw a party, it will DEFINITELY be a Treasure Hunt party and I promise to blog about it! Can you tell that I’m excited?! LOL I love stuff like this!

Want It: Buy “Treasure Hunt: A Book of Clues for Parties” for $12.95 plus FREE shipping at Amazon.

This contest is closed. Congratulations to the winner, Melissa (meinezweijungen)! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to contact me.

Comments

  1. This statement is so true.. “The secret is to keep the party moving, involve everyone and try something fun and different” :)

    The clues rhyme, making it even more Fun!!

    Thanks for a FUN Giveaway :)

  2. I’m a Follower :)

  3. “Treasure Hunt” teaches you how to have fun from the planning of your treasure hunt party until you’re bidding your guests goodbye. amsbolda@hotmail.com sounds really fun.

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  7. I like that the clues are appropriate for adults and children; it makes the book even more versatile.
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  9. Staging a Treasure Hunt party would be like staging a Broadway play- how fun!!!

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  10. I’m a blog follower!

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  11. “You’ll take your guests from the basement to the attic, outside, around the neighborhood and all places in between to look for clues and ultimately – gifts!”

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  12. I’m a subscriber! Thanks!

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  13. you can use this book for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers and much more. I can’t wait

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  15. follow on twitter SaraMama tweeted http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1553936518

  16. Anonymous says:

    The author lives in rural Georgia.
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  17. Anonymous says:

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  18. One thing I read on the site was that: You’ll use objects like toilet paper holders, articles of clothing, dirty clothes hampers and toys to hide the treasure clues and everyone will be wondering, “What’s next?”

    I think this shows just how interesting this book can make things.
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  19. I follow.
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  21. This book sounds wonderful! My parents used to do this for us to find our Easter baskets and I did one for my son’s Pirate Party. Very fun! I liked her comment about “A couple of the clues are specifically aimed at adults. I guess you could call them cocktail clues.” Sounds like a great way to get the party rolling! Might be an interesting one for the company Xmas party!

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  22. I subscribe via email

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  23. “…everyone will be wondering, “What’s next?” as you roam from room to room and in and out of comical situations.” – I always loved scavenger hunts when I was a kid, and this would be so great to have it planned out for you! fun stuff! thanks

  24. I’m a subscriber and a follower, thanks!

  25. Your button is on my sidebar, thanks!

  26. It describes gift-giving party for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Wedding or Baby Showers, even Christmas and make others to have more fun and fully satisfaction party like the treasure hunt.
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  27. You can buy the book on Amazon.com!
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  28. I am following. Thanks
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  29. I learned that Nancy has lived in 8 states. Thanks for the chance.

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  30. I like that the book was designed for any party or occasion where a gift or gifts are to be given. I like that it is flexible.

  31. I subscribe through google reader.

  32. I now follow on twitter and I tweeted!
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  33. In most “Treasure Hunt” parties, the gifts are for a single individual, but the clues provide a sense of participation for the guests and with some of the clues, actual participation for everyone.

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  34. Subscriber!

  35. Author lives in rural Georgia.

  36. I subscribe.

  37. Nancy currently lives in rural Georgia.

  38. I like that the clues can be used for both adults and children. Very cool book!
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  39. I subscribe.

  40. I follow.

  41. I have your button.

  42. Versatile book for both adult and children’s parties! Perfect!

  43. Email subscriber!

  44. can be used for various occassions, such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Wedding or Baby Showers, even Christmas parties.

  45. subscriber

  46. Thank you for a great giveaway! I learned the author lives in rural Georgia. Thank you!
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  47. you can buy the book on amazon.com
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  49. its a very versatile book for many party occasions mverno@roadrunner.com

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  51. I like that it keeps the party moving and fun for everyone
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  52. I am a follower!!!

  53. I subscribe!!

  54. I like that :
    Your party can include singing, dancing, acting, reciting and anywhere else that your imagination takes you!!

    I could def. use this book!!!

  55. I think it’s cool that it’s for kids and adults. :)

  56. There are over 100 clues.

  57. What a great book! You can use it for kid’s parties or baby showers. So many good uses!

  58. Nancy Kruse currently lives in rural Georgia. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  61. All the clues rhyme.

  62. You don’t need a special occasion for a Treasure Hunt – maybe you know somebody who leaves things where they don’t belong – make them find their things with clues!

  63. I subscribe

  64. The clues rhyme! Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Nancy says that the key to a good party is to keep it moving!

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  66. I am a subscriber:

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  68. its like staging a broadway play! Sounds so fun!

  69. I learned that the treasure hunt goes from room to room.
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  71. I have your button
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  72. This would be fun for kids or adults.

  73. I like that it can include singing and dancing. My little performers would love that.

  74. Count me in :)

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  75. Your party can include anywhere that your imagination takes you.

  76. Follow you on blogger.

  77. What a great review. While reading it I was thinking most of my parties are held outside, will this apply to me? And yes after going to Treasure Hunts page It did state that the clues will take you outside. I could use this book.

  78. I learned that the author has four daughters!

  79. Includes ideas for adults and kids.

  80. Subscribe by reader.

  81. Stumbled.

  82. Have your button.

  83. This book of staging your own treasure hunt is kinda like staging a Broadway play. sounds good. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

  84. When I went to the website I learned that – If your party is tonight and you can’t wait, there is an e-book download available. Not that I’m a last minute person or anything, I mean, I’m just sayin’ …

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  88. I follow you on twitter and tweeted here http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/1645038891

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  90. “You don’t even need an occasion. This book is great for any gift giving occasion, but it can also be a lot of fun if there is no occasion at all. Maybe you have a teenager, spouse, or co-worker who is always leaving things where they don’t belong. Make them find their things with clues. It’s a fun way to make a point.” I need to do that to my husband!
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  91. email subscriber
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  92. My nephew would go crazy for a treasure hunt party. He has a very active imagination and started playing a similar game with my parents, his grandparents. I think it’s a great idea for a party and it would be fun for everyone!

    I like that you use every day objects like toilet paper holders, articles of clothing, hampers, etc. to hide the treasure clues. What a fabulous idea!

  93. I subscribe!

  94. The author lives in rural Georgia.

  95. I thought it was neat that the author made all of the clues rhyme. That’s a lot of work!
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  96. I thought it was neat that the author made all of the clues rhyme. That’s a lot of work!
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  97. email subscriber
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  98. “Party planning is an art that some seem to have the knack for, while others need the help of professional party planners to put together a party that everyone will enjoy.” That is sooo true and unfortunately I am one of the ones that need a little help in my party planning. Two of my kids are having birthdays in June so this would be awesome!!

  99. I like the fact that you don’t need a special occasion. It would be great to keep the kids busy on rainy days.

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  100. I subscribe.

  101. I learned that these clues can be used for adults’ or children’s parties!

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  102. I follow you!

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  103. I love that it talks about using all the rooms in your house… living room, bedroom and bathroom and any room! Sounds like a blast!

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  104. Nancy has lived in 8 different states

  105. I love this book I love the fact that everyone can play no matter your age. Would be neat to have a treasure out around town

  106. You’ll use objects like toilet paper holders, articles of clothing, dirty clothes hampers and toys to hide the treasure clues and everyone will be wondering, “What’s next?” as you roam from room to room and in and out of comical situations.
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  107. I learned that your party can include singing, dancing, acting, reciting and anywhere else that your imagination takes you.

  108. I subscribe by email.

  109. Treasure Hunt teaches you how to have fun from the planning of your treasure hunt party until you’re bidding your guests goodbye :)

  110. The clues rhyme and will take you smoothly from the beginning to the end of your “treasure Hunt.” garrettsambo@aol.com

  111. This is cool: The book can be used for adults or children, as long as the children are old enough to read and comprehend the clues.

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  114. The clues rhyme and will take you smoothly from the beginning to the end of your “Treasure Hunt”.

  115. I subscribed by email.

  116. Monique says:

    “You’ll use objects like toilet paper holders, articles of clothing, dirty clothes hampers and toys to hide the treasure clues and everyone will be wondering, “What’s next?” as you roam from room to room and in and out of comical situations.”

    Sounds like the makings of a great party! My kids would LOVE it!

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  117. Monique says:

    twittered: http://twitter.com/TheMinnesotan/status/1675686248

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  118. Monique says:

    I’m a subscriber.
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  119. I learned that the clues rhyme making it more enjoyable.

  120. Thanks for the giveaway I am a subscriber.

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