Looking for something completely different for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah reception? We found it!
Watson Adventures is a company that puts together organized scavenger hunts. They have offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
They provide the staff to run the event which includes entertaining and educational questions, scoring and team work. The company produces 45 different public scavenger hunts depending on which city you live in.
For instance ”Wax Attacks” at Madame Tussaud’s, and the very popular ”Murder at the Met,” which lead guests on a two-hour trail through a museum.
For a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration they can customize a “hunt” around personal details and places that are about your Mitzvah child and will come to your venue!
By the end of the event, not only will your guests uncover a culprit, chances are they will also discover the true goal of the search, working as a team and learning about the places you are hunting.
We spoke to Carly Blatt, Director of Communications for Watson Adventures to learn more:
MM: Please give us an example of how you would organize a Bar/Bat Mitzvah scavenger hunt?
CB: The first step is to contact a member of the Watson Adventures team with your event date, time and location. See http://watsonadventures.com/barmitzvahs.html for complete details and contact us at http://watsonadventures.com/moreinfopls.html. We offer both scavenger hunts that can be staged at your reception venue as well as location-specific scavenger hunts in neighborhoods and museums across the country.
Take a team picture dramatizing your team name. The Bat Mitzvah girl in the center chose Andrea’s Posse
MM: Can the scavenger hunt take place at a Temple or catering facility?
CB: Yes, our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunt can be staged almost anywhere, including any Temple or catering facility.
MM: How do the scavenger hunts actually work?
CB: A Bar/Bat Mitzvah scavenger hunt that takes place at a reception includes unusual challenges like things to collect and team photos to take that will exercise your brain and your funny bone. This hunt can be done in any location, including reception halls. Your tasks may involve strange and unusual uses for food, new lyrics for old songs, people in uniform and more. If you’ve been on scavenger hunts where you’ve had to collect boring things like clothespins and obscure CDs, you’re in for a surprise and a treat. Many of the challenges will revolve around the guest of honor. We also can stage scavenger hunts at specific locations, such as Central Park, Greenwich Village, Grand Central and other spots.
Take a team photo dramatizing your team name “Four Amigoes”
MM: What is the minimum/maximum amount of guests that could be involved in the hunt?
CB: For a Bar/Bat Mitzvah scavenger hunt, our minimum is 10 people and our maximum is 500 people. For a location-specific scavenger hunt, the hunt size varies depending on the exact location.
MM: How long does a typical hunt last?
CB: We can customize the hunt to last between 60 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your needs.
Take a team photo of something you would do at the beach
MM: How would I take pictures of my guests at the actual hunt?
CB: Watson Adventures provide cameras for teams to use for the Team Photo Challenges part of the scavenger hunt.
Click here to see the hunters in action. If you want more information on how to incorporate a Mitzvah Adventure into your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration, visit their Website.