Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Party Ideas: Treasure Hunt Bags & Clues

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We love treasure hunts at our parties!!! This year I made pink treasure hunt bags and the picture clues. Someday they will be more fun with word clues.
Treasure Bags:
1. The bags have to be PINK. I use my handy glue gun to add some pink toile and overlap it, so it can look ruffled.

2. The glue spots under each ruffle show, but they will soon be covered.

 3. I measure ribbon that can go around and overlap a bit. I start in the middle and glue on edges and then where they overlap. No more glue spots showing.

4. Next I choose 2 pink fabrics to add to the bags for the monogram. I iron Heat n Bond following the package directions.

5. Then taking a break from my awesome Cricut, I save some time by using my trusty old Sizzix machine!! It is very important to make sure the fabric touches the die cut, so the letter image is correct.

6. A few strong pumps of the arm, and presto, an iron on letter for our treasure bag in half the time (or less).

7. While your iron heats up, make sure to peel off the paper backings of the Heat n Bond, so it will actually apply. Yes, I tried many times to apply WITHOUT removing the paper and it does not work!

8. A MORE important reminder is that when you are ready to iron the letter onto your "flimsy fabric" Dollar Tree Store bag (still.love.it), use a cotton layer between the iron and the letter.

9. Yes, you know that I remove some pink fabric from my iron the first time! Poor iron & poor bag...

10. Here is the final product when ironed correctly. The girls love it.

11. Here it is getting filled with treasure.

Picture Clues:
Here are some pictures I take ahead of time and place in the correct order outside around our house.

The girls use a photo clue to find the next one.

My favorite picture of the party!!  (Thank you, Laura) 

At the end they find a treasure box of do it yourself homemade necklaces and pink freezer pops with monogrammed ice pop holders.

I have a blast planning, and they have a blast playing. The Hunt was a real hit.
Until the next party post, have a good one!


  1. so cute! love the gaggle of pink girls!

    1. Thank you. You are my blog heroine! Keep it up.

  2. “I have a blast planning, and they have a blast playing.” – Definitely! I can see in the photos that they totally loved the hunting game. Nothing’s more gratifying than seeing these pretty kids enjoy a tiring yet rewarding activity. Good job, Hurley! =)

    1. Thank you, Rosalinda. The clue hunt is definitely going to be part of every party we have now. Maybe even for holidays!


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