Sure Valentine’s Day is dedicated to couples young and old, usually as an activity practiced outside the office.  Although, that doesn’t have to be the case.  Businesses and communities can get in on the action.

Like who?

Are you an organization in medical industry?  Are you a hospital or a nonprofit dedicated to the heart, blood, liver, cancer, or cardiovascular related issues?  Do you deal directly with match making?  Are you a zoo or animal facility?  Could your company benefit from a team building activity, to promote loyalty, office communication and interaction?  Could your organization benefit from promotion within the community and online?  Spread love in the office and around the community in a unique and professionally organized manner, with a custom scavenger hunt themed for Valentine’s Day!


Thrill of the Hunt, the go to company for all things scavenger hunts, outlined a few ideas to get you started, listed below.

Team Building

Enlighten your employees with a scavenger hunt rich in trivia and fun facts.  If your office is part of, or associated with the medical industry, then use Valentine’s Day as a reason to create a team building scavenger hunt for the holiday.  Use the scavenger hunt as a vehicle to supply clues and challenges with an educational twist.  That’s right, incorporate company history, mission, values and fun facts to educate your team, while building brand loyalty and team moral.  Bring departments, offices or divisions together through a fun competitive event.

A scavenger hunt doesn’t have to be an elaborate event.  It can be held in the office, within a neighborhood are work area, or can be executed completely or partially online to connect satellite offices from around the globe.  Don’t forget to add elements of Valentine’s Day, such as chocolate trivia, heart health, dating statistics, or animal mating information.  It doesn’t have to be weird, but educational, interesting and fun.


Perhaps you’re a zoo or an animal care organization.  Invite the public to join in on a scavenger hunt throughout your facility.  Make it a Valentine’s Day event for families and couples.  Take them through specific exhibits and supply intriguing animal trivia.  No matter the weather, encourage visitors to brave the elements (depending on your location), to see the animals in a different environment.  At the end of the scavenger hunt, perhaps toast with a cup of hot chocolate and a warm fire.

Give the ski slopes a new adventure to a Valentine’s Day package.  Add a scavenger hunt around the facility, or outside on the slopes.  Promote the local businesses with coupons or vouchers to each establishment, or incorporate the shops on the actual scavenger hunt.  This will not only increase foot traffic to these businesses, but it will also force the participants to explore other areas of the resort.  Don’t be afraid to add fun elements throughout the scavenger hunt such as stopping for hot chocolate, cake tasting and even ending the adventure with a dinner for two.  Don’t exclude the families, scavenger hunts are perfect for family fun time.


Perhaps your company or organization is involved with a charity or two, or is a nonprofit.  Hold a Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt fundraiser.

This could be a small event allowing your staff to donate to participate, which will give them a workday to enjoy a little adventure executed around the office or local area.  Or the scavenger hunt could contain a fundraiser within the fundraiser, by inviting the local red cross or another nonprofit, as a stop on the scavenger hunt.  Give big points or prizes for completing the challenge of donating blood or donating hair, whatever the challenge is related to the charity.

Perhaps create a community scavenger hunt revolved around the theme of Valentine’s Day to simply increase traffic and promote the local shops.  Create the clues and challenges to include heart healthy trivia, in addition to information on the area, not only to create a unique function, but also to educate the public on the subject at hand or the chosen fundraiser.

If your area is dog friendly, turn the love of rescuing animals into a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt.  Invite dogs along with their owners to participate in a pet friendly event around the community.

With each fundraiser, it’s always a good practice to state exactly what organization the money will be donated towards.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to promote a company or a community, all with a custom scavenger hunt.  If you don’t want to create your own scavenger hunt, purchase tickets to a public scavenger hunt event and enjoy the day.  Scavenger hunts are a great way to spend the day with your loved one and the entire family.

Show your love through a unique adventure with a scavenger hunt.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Did you create your very own Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt?  Share your story with us!

If you’d like to learn more about our suggested themes and ideas, let us know.  We’d be happy to discuss and provide you with a free quote.

Thrill of the Hunt exclusively develops and administers to themed scavenger hunts for public and private events such as team building activities, company outings, fundraisers and private parties.

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