You will need
- - a box or chest;
- - a sheet of paper;
- - crayons or markers;
- - small pieces of paper;
- - artifacts indicating the next step of the quest.
Use as a treasure gift for the birthday boy or prizes for guests. First wrap the gift in elegant packaging, then several layers of paper or polyethylene to protect the treasure from the vagaries of the weather. Put it in a chest or box with a tight fitting lid.
Find a place. It must be such that the hunters did not immediately head there to see, but that a treasure was easy enough to find. To bury the gift is definitely not worth it. This is the first that comes to mind is all the hunters. Besides can go heavy downpour, and your whole idea will be ruined. If it happens in the country, limit yourself to a private area. There will always be a suitable stack to the frame of the well area in the greenhouse or attic. The place should be clean, but not enough to arouse suspicion. If you will certainly need to restore order there, do it before going to hide a treasure.
If you started the feast on the lawn, you must inspect it at least the day before the celebration. Look for a suitable cavity or place under the roots. The treasure is better to put directly before the holiday, otherwise it may accidentally find someone outside. In this case, try to make the packaging less noticeable as possible. For example, you can put the box in the plastic bag. Even if you find one mushroom, he will hardly pay attention to it. As the "forest treasure" is absolutely not fit to eat. Stray cats and dogs quickly cope with the packaging.
Develop a quest. One can begin there, which will bring together for the first time all the guests. Put in a prominent place some artifact that will attract attention and at the same time point to the next point of your quest. Sliver fancy dining room table makes it clear that we should go to the woodpile, and hung on a tree branch snag will tell you what you need to look somewhere at the bottom. Designations may be in the form of drawings, especially if you are dealing with young children. Adult hunters can find the appropriate quatrain, riddle of literary works, etc.
For children, draw a plan of the "island of Monte Cristo" or the ancient fortress. Mark on it the points, which can be clues. The place where the treasure is buried, do not label. The icons on the map depend on the age of the participants. Kids can draw pictures, older preschoolers and young pupils understand letters and numbers.