Downtown Photo Scavenger Hunt
Prep: Gather materials-props and costumes. Split guests into teams- have a team leader, time keeper, runner, tech crew that documents missions, and material holder. Give each team a list of Group Missions and a list of Bonus Points. Then give an Individual Mission card to each person. Have them dress up in ridiculous costumes that cause attention and instruct them to parade around Lafayette while completing the missions.
List of Group Missions and Tasks
P= Picture V=Video P/V= either P&V=both
#1 (P) Play a game of sardines near the old theatre. Take a picture of the end of the game of everyone crammed into a hiding spot.
#2 (P&V) Dress up as characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and use a common sidewalk as your yellow brick road. Sing “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” while skipping.
#3 (P) Take a picture with someone in uniform
#4 (P) Take a picture with the weirdest-looking person you can find (cannot be a teammate or someone you know)
#5 (P&V) Regardless of the season, pretend your team is a group of carolers, but forget the words to the carols.
#6 (P) Go to a Chinese Restaurant and only order water
#7 (P) Hold a protest in the middle of town for a made-up cause. Be committed to the cause by holding the posters high, and make up chants that rhyme while marching in a circle. If someone asks what you are protesting, say “Sorry no sprechen English.”
#8 (P) Draw a game of hopscotch on a common sidewalk with some chalk. Play a round.
#9 (P&V) Serenade people in the middle of town.
#10 (P&V) Reenact an epic star wars battle in the middle of town.
#11 (P&V) Walk around with your team, talking normally. When the time is right, randomly burst into song and have everyone else join in and dance!
#1 (P/V) Walk up to 15 random people asking them if they have seen the muffin man
#2 (P) Dress up in army clothes and march through Lafayette saluting at random people and cars
#3(P) Pretend to hitchhike for 2 minutes
#4 (V) Go to Flippers or Squirrels and ask for firewood
#5 (P&V) Go to a clothing store and ask the employees if they have seen your lost llama “Gertrude” wandering around the store. Act upset, and insist that you swore you saw the llama walk in. Randomly call “Gertrude! Come to Mommy!” Accuse the store of “abducting my innocent llama!” This conversation should be audable for the whole store to hear, and cause some commotion.
#6 Pick any sign and act out exactly what that sign is saying
#7 Find a statue or a fountain to imitate, and pose for 2 minutes.
#8 Wear a “Meat is Murder pin and go into a fast food restaurant and order a hamburger, but then realize that you forgot about becoming a vegetarian and runaway.
#9 Walk into a diner (Flipper’s, Squirrel, Millie’s) and walk up to men that are sitting alone, looking for Mr. Waldo because you have an appointment for a job interview. Ask every man that is sitting alone. If there is are no men sitting alone, go to a different diner.
-at a diner, sit down with someone sitting at a table for two (but there is only one person, two including you). Shake hands, introduce yourself and say “Hi Mr. Waldo, I’m _______ I apologize for being 10 minutes late for the job interview we scheduled today.” After the person has admitted to not being Mr. Waldo, look embarrassed and look around the diner and try to search for the real Mr. Waldo. Pretend to point at him, but then decide (outloud) that you don’t care about the job position anymore and run out of the diner. Purpose: to leave the fake Mr. Waldo perplexed and confused.
-walk around and pick a couple to run up to. Look very excited, and act like one of them is a famous person (ex: Johnny Depp, Lindsay Lohan) whip out your autograph book and insist that that person sign. After they sign, run away proclaiming your happiness of the experience.
-walk remotely around the a group of little middle schoolers (it would be best if they had the “I’m cool” look, and they are riding their skateboards”, and audibly mumble “you little whippersnappers. You hooligans! And ruffians! Kids these days” (typical lines an old person thinks)
-wear your prom dress or a fancy dress and ride your skateboard through a common area
-walk into a dry cleaning store and quiz an employee on random trivia questions, having nothing to do with dry cleaning. The first time he/she answers incorrectly, claim that you cannot trust someone who did not know the answer to that question with your laundry.
-go to a store, complain about something, ask to see the manager, as soon as the manager comes, immediately start speaking a different language
-act out these famous scenes/songs from Musicals (examples :La Vie Boheme, Hair, Ding Dong the With is Dead, Seasons of Love, Aquarius, Wicked, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Follow the Yellow Brick Road etc…)
-two people create a scene: Stage a classic breakup.
Answered By: Weeble Wobble - 5/4/2009