Since we had already made way too many trips to IKEA to prepare for the baby's arrival, we decided to write the scavenger hunt items without taking yet another tour through the store. Here's what we came up with:
Take a photo of each of the following:
o five people sitting in a one-person chair (5)
o a member holding a stack of fifteen pillows (5)
o your team helping a person load their car (5)
o everyone wearing a different stuffed animal as a hat (5)
o the before and after of your team cleaning up a disheveled display area (5)
o a kid eating an ice cream cone (10)
o everyone on your team wearing fabric as a cape (5)
o a member of your team pretending to go to the bathroom in a bathroom display (10)
o a member being spun in an office chair (5)
o reenact a scene from a common fairy tale w/props (10)
o a member tucked into bed (5)
o team buying a cinnamon roll for someone in need (10)
o three members posing in front of a picture of meatballs erotically (5)
o a member decorated like a Christmas tree (10)
o team cleaning up trash off the displays or ground (5)
o one member riding another member like a horse in front of a red piece of furniture (5)
o three team members sitting in a fort you made (10)
o critiquing artwork in a display room (5)
o a family photo with everyone in the picture (5)
o a re-enactment of a married couple getting ready for bed (5)
o your team collecting errant shopping carts outside (5)
o your team performing a puppet show (10)
o two team members pretending to hunt wearing an animal skin (5)
o using one of the giant photographs on canvas, play with the angle of the photo to make it appear that one of your team members is in the scene (5)
o argue with teammates about where you are in the store in front of one of the maps posted around the store (5)
o use the chalkboards to write an inspirational message (5)
o bonus: spell Matt’s name with non-letter objects (28)The numbers after each item are different point values.
On the day of the event, almost 30 of us congregated in the restaurant. We broke into teams of 4-5 and then passed out the scavenger hunt forms (which we glued to the back of IKEA maps). We gave everyone 45 minutes to do everything (although, in retrospect, 30 minutes would have been better).
We met back up at the restaurant and crowned the winners with special IKEA buttons.
A good time was had by all!