"We had (2) parties with different groups of kids, one baseball and one basketball. I will email you a couple of pictures when I get them back. thanks for the followup...even the other mothers think I am great...little do they know!
Donna Hal, Kentucky USA
"Hi Nikki, I did log on and enjoyed the clues. What a time saver. Can't wait to play around with it some more. So many wonderful combinations.....
Trish Nickerson, New Mexico USA
"Hi! Nikki! I will be using the treasure hunt for a neighborhood party and also the magic trick and party games at our camping reunion at the beach in August. You have saved my brain a lot of study and thinking. Thanks again for your help.
I have used your treasure hunt game twice for children 8 and under. They loved it. The clues made them think and the adults assisting them enjoyed the hunt as well. I'm sorry I don't have pictures but I will use the game again and send you some. It's a wonderful way to surprise a young guest coming to visit. A great icebreaker. Your games always make me look so clever.
Ida Peterson, Washington USA
"My kids love the treasure hunts. I am getting ready to print out the THIRD on today!!
Michele Hippensteel, Pensylvania USA
"Awesome product! Thank you.
Pat Wallace, Colorado USA
"Hi there, We did the instant treasure hunt for my daughter's 8th birthday party last week. We pretended that it was training to become a Secret Agent and the children all loved it. We had four teams and used the house and garden with military precision to try and ensure that they were never in the same place at the same time. It was absolutely great fun and we enjoyed organising it nearly as much as the children enjoyed doing it. Overall it was fantastic - it was amazingly simple to create and has made me far more confident to try and undertake such things in the future. I didn't have the imagination to see how we could possibly hold a treasure hunt in our garden but your system gave us loads of ideas - in the end we had 19 clues with varying levels of difficulty for the different age groups and a different background picture for each team!
I was a little unsure of buying from an overseas company but am 100% thrilled with my purchase. We plan to have lots of small treasure hunts around the house throughout the winter and I have raved about your site to all my friends. Many, many thanks.
Julie Pardoe, Northampton United Kingdom
"You are right - I have held 2 hunts since buying the product and since my recent purchase of your instant inside hunt - another one today just for my 2 kids (6 and 7)
I think another one for Halloween or Christmas would be good.
Tricia Whiteside, Lancashire England
"I am always in need of clues for that last minute get together. I used you at Easter and had the "hunt of a lifetime"....according to my kids! Thank you.
Jenny Nash, Florida USA
"Hi Nikki, The treasure hunt we had for my 6 year old daughter was one of the best party experiences we've ever had. It went off like a fire cracker with both adults and children electrified by the teamwork, the clues, the race, the map, the treasure and most of all the fact that the hunt was switched at the very last moment from outdoors to indoors due to torrential rain. The game strategy is flexible enough to allow the whole shooting match to be moved from an outdoor setting over 1 acre to an indoor setting in 20 minutes. We had 5 teams moving between 6 rooms and the fun side of the game was enhanced tremendously. The game was more intense and nobody felt left out though some people somehow managed to leave the house while following their clues ! It was another testament to how well thought through the treasure hunt game actually is. I have subscribed to your database for future use, in fact I suspect we''ll have a treasure hunt for every birthday from now on. Theres enough clues in the database to keep us going over their entire childhoods.
Thanks again for the support and good luck with the site/game/business.
Steve Tee, Kildare Ireland
"Nikki, I have had 1 small treasure hunt so far to 'test' it out- that was fun. Have another one planned for my grandchildren which will be at their home. 'Treasure' will be treats that each one favors! I have found your plans very easy to use- especially like the riddle-type clues.
Fran Berkes, New York USA
"Hi Nikki, We had our treasure hunt last Friday. It was a big success. I added some ending clues so the boys would have to walk paces in various directions to find the treasure (actual gold Sacagawea dollars) buried in four separate chests. It took some time and thinking to set up for four groups of three kids and all starting at different locations and ending in four different locations. But it worked wonderfully. It helped me get started and easy to add various twists to it.
I ordered two, different age groups, games. I will be using the younger game in October. It'll be fun. Thanks
Jay Cindy Huber, New Mexico USA
"Hello Nikki, We had our party yesterday and the treasure hunt was a lot of fun. I thought I made a mistake ordering instant treasure hunt but tailored it to my needs and graphics and the kids and parents were impressed. My nine year olds thought some clues were too easy and others a little confusing but not confusing enough to make you give up. That's a perfect balance in my opinion.
Thank you for the product and I will use again in home treasure hunts since that is what this particular product is tailored for ... the Instant Treasure Hunt was "very" easy to use and tailor to your personal needs. The children had a great time running around the lake and many stated it was the best birthday party they've attended. I was surprised at the ease of setting up and the excitement it caused for all the children at the party. Thank you very much for your help and creativity. Take care and Thank you!
Diana Yi, California USA
"Hi Nikki, Thanks for the Treasure Hunt. My son's 8th birthday party was great. All the kids loved the hunt and the last clue was a treasure map that lead to a burried treasure. They all were running around like crazy. My son still talks about it a week later. He wants to do it again next year.
My daughter is having her 16th birthday in November, I am planning to make a treasure hunt for her party.
Denise Feldle, New York USA
"Nikki -- I adapted the instant treasure hunt for a church building and grounds setting. I had a family night with a dinner, and the after dinner entertainment was the treasure hunt. The parents and kids loved it! It was a BIG hit! After the treasure hunt, I gave my lesson which is that the Bible is full of "clues" that lead us to the greatest treasure of all -- Jesus. Wish I had some pictures to send, but forgot to bring my camera. I was not sure this would go over well, but the treasure hunt was one of the most successful activities I have ever done with the kids.
Joana Jones, Indiana USA
"Nikki, I have made three different treasure hunts and they all went great! It was my step daughterĘs birthday last weekend and her, my nephew and some neighbor kids went running around the house from clue to clue. They had a lot of fun. I will be using it in the future! Thank you for everything.
Rachel Hanna, Wyoming USA
"Yes, we had our treasure hunt last Friday night, and it went very well. The girls enjoyed themselves and the treasure hunt was a hit. I appreciate all your help...we couldn't have done it without you. We will be planning another hunt in February for my other daughter's birthday. Thanks again,
Polly Reid, Pensylvania USA
"Hi Nikki- Overall things were great -- It really was fun and I'm looking for an opportunity to do another Treasure Hunt. I ended with each of 4 teams finding one-fourth of a Treasure Map -- they all had to work together to get a Treasure Chest filled with Goodie Bags. Thanks, this was great!
Janet Brewe, New Hampshire USA
"We had fun, but these boys and girls went through the clues like a hot knife through butter and soon I had to organize them into a relay race. Luckily it was a gorgeous warm Halloween. I should have bought the next age group up. Like the backgrounds though.
Mary Keating, Maryland USA
"Hi Nikki the kids had a blast at this pirate party! I needed plenty of adult helpers as it was for my sons 6 yr old bday party but all the work paid off. This was an amazing, well thought out and organized treasure hunt. When I get a chance I will try to send out some pictures. Thanks for all your online assistance throughout the planning stages! All the best
Nomi Gilbert, New Jersey USA
"Hi Nikki, The party for our son turning 9 was a huge hit! Once the boys got warmed up they were running in and out of the house for clues. In order to have everyone feel included we rotated who read the clues. I also emphasized this was a "team" approach. It worked out really well and it was fun to see which riddles stumped them and which ones they figured out with ease.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was money very well spent!
Amy Anderson, Washington USA
"We had a wonderful treasure hunt. The adults and kids both had a great time. It took 40 minutes for them to complete it. Thanks for your interest and I will be making more treasure hunts in the near future.
Dawn Pinson, Ontario Canada
"We have tried out the game for my son's 6th birthday. It was great! We had three teams of three or four kids and one adult each. I had mixed up the clues and starting points and they all lead to the same end point ū a pirate treasure trunk filled with lots of treasures! The kid's had so much fun. Some of them were readers and had fun reading the clues for the rest of the group. The hunt went from inside the house to outside around the yard, gardens, trees, fences, flower pots, wheel barrow, etc. The Instant Treasure Hunt Game was perfect in helping me with this party activity! THANKS!
Anna Quist, Texas USA
"Yes, indeed, our Treasure Hunt was successful and fun. I used your program more for inspiration and ideas rather than exactly following it. We had about 10 children ages 4 to 14. The event was a neighborhood block party. I broke them into two teams and started them in different spots of the hunt. They only were to pick up the clue for their color team. It seemed hard enough and yet easy enough so as to not frustrate.
It certainly entertained the children and had them running all over the neighborhood. Both teams completed the hunt.
Mary Ann Anderson Illinois USA
"It went great. It was a summer end employee party and at the end the treasure was a chest full of $1 gold coins. Each employee got part of the treasure. I had to modify the clues to make it work at my resort but it went great. The employees loved it. The only thing I would do different would be to number the clues. A couple of groups found a clue that was not the correct one. If I numbered them, they would know that it wasn't the right clue. However, the team that actually won didn't skip any clues so that part was kinda funny.
Darlene Downs, Indiana USA
"Hi Nikki. It was a big hit at my son's 7th Birthday party. It was a pirate themed b-day and I used some of the riddles and I made a treasure map that at each station had gold coins to collect and then ended at a real treasure chest that my son had ask for filled with treasures and gifts for him and his friends....he loved it and they all wanted to play again.....thanks for the help!
Jennifer Troutman, Pensylvania USA
"Dear Nikki, I can't tell you what a life saver you are. My Halloween invitations were all sent; advertising a Treasure Hunt and I became ill. I didn't know how I was ever going to pull it off, but 2 days before the party I logged in and within 1 hour I had edited the clues you provided to fit our surroundings. I then emailed them to my office; printed, cut and separated. Trust me...now that I know how wonderful your made to order ""hunts" are; we will be having them at every party. The kids and adults had a blast.
Please keep me informed of anything new, especially for adult parties. Thanks again to my new party planning best friend!
Darlene LoBue, Florida USA