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  1. Beth S
    March 23, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much! Lots of ideas here for my son's party. And, thanks for the printables!!

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  2. mckenzie Sant
    March 23, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

    I love the Amazing Race and this is such a fun idea! I might have to plan a date night with my husband using this, thanks 🙂

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  3. Mikala
    July 31, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    How many places do you have the teams go? How long do you plan for the race to be? What kind of awards do you give? How many people per team?

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    • Julie
      July 31, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

      Those are all just dependent on what you want for your own party. We probably had about 10 stops each time. About 2 hours of race time, and about 4 or 5 per team. We gave mini trophies out for winners.

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  4. Morgan Hight
    October 26, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

    You are such a life saver! I was put in charge of a scavenger hunt for my sister’s bachelorette party. So this is going to be such a help!
    But I do have a question, did you set up people somewhere to give out clues?

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    • Julie
      October 26, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

      Yes, if it is a place of business or something like that, I would give the workers a heads up so they know what’s going on. And if it requires the players to pick up a clue at that place, the workers will need to know and get the clues ahead of time. Good luck with your scavenger hunt!

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  5. Christie G.
    January 19, 2017 @ 1:45 am

    Did you do a staggered start time or perhaps have a different order for each team? I’ve done this type of party twice before with kids walking/running within the neighborhood. I tried both ways and each had its advantages and disadvantages. I’ve got another 13 year old party in a couple weeks and I’m debating which way I want to go with it.

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    • Julie
      January 19, 2017 @ 6:18 am

      No, we’ve always started it together & done the same order. It’s always worked fine for us!

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  6. Andrea
    March 12, 2017 @ 8:37 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing all these ideas.
    Really great ones!
    Andrea

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  7. Susie
    September 20, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    This is awesome! My daughter turns 16 in October. Sounds like it would be fun for a group of 16 year old girls too, don’t you think? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    • Julie
      September 20, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

      I’m sure 16 year olds would love it! This is my kids’ favorite type of party!!

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  8. Katie
    April 10, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

    This party looks amazing! I have to ask, how did you do the starting and finish mats? I’ve been trying to organize my own Amazing Race party and the mat would be the final touch to make it perfect!

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  9. Krista
    April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

    How many teams would be to many and how many kids per team? I’m looking for a game idea for a conference I’m planning.

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    • Julie
      April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am

      I guess that would depend partly upon the places you would be visiting to make sure businesses or venues would not be over crowded with a sudden onset of kids. But ideally I would think a max of up to 8 teams of 5 or 6

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  10. Bria Jones
    July 14, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

    I’m actually planning this for my boyfriends 29th, because he and his friends love these type of things. I have a few questions – when the race start are they give multiple tasks to do in a row or do they always get a clue that leads them to the next task? I’m mostly wondering how to keep the flow and make sure the tasks are done in a particular order/time period.

    Another question was if the teams often finish in a similar time frame?

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    • Julie
      July 14, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

      We have always done one task at a time that leads to the next! And the teams have always finished very closely to each other!

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  11. Melissa
    October 19, 2020 @ 6:35 pm

    Live this idea! So do the teams all do the same clues in the same order? Thinking of planning this for a friend’s Bday – thank you for sharing!!

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    • Julie
      October 20, 2020 @ 1:55 pm

      Yes! Everyone starts at the same time with the same order and clues.

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  12. Anna Grace Stewart
    February 28, 2021 @ 1:05 pm

    Thanks so much! We are doing a social distanced version of this for our daughter’s 13th bday! She loves The Amazing Race and this will be perfect! How did the girls get from place to place? Because my daughter all has friends with siblings so we are doing teams of 2 with their siblings and I was wondering how the kids could get around. Would you recommend having a parent be a chauffer for each team? I’m a little worried that the parents might try to take over.

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    • Julie
      February 28, 2021 @ 4:31 pm

      Awesome! Yes, I do recommend having at least one adult with each group for this age. We had parents to drive each group around. It’s best if you have two adults, then one might be able to stay with the car if necessary and another go with the kids to chaperone them on different tasks! Hope your party goes great! We have so many good memories from doing this four times!

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  13. Liz LeBar
    April 18, 2021 @ 11:40 am

    Anyone have any other suggestions for small parties or families? Similar to Scavenger Hunt or Amazing Race?

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