Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Want to give more this Valentine's Day than just the usual flowers and chocolates? Set up a romantic scavenger hunt for your sweetheart. Try incorporating these Valentine's Day scavenger hunt riddles into your evening's activities. Don't tell your date what the evening will hold and use the riddles/clues to lead from one activity to another. Try new places or recreate a special date.

Food Riddles/Clues

  • A princess most fair ate a single bite of this. Will she be awakened by a Charming kiss? (Apple)
  • One sip of this drink and you'll forget your troubles. It will tickle your tastebuds with lots of bubbles. (Champagne)
  • Dark and rich or light and sweet. Fill you senses with this delicious treat. (Chocolate)
  • A nicely shaped one will fit in your grip. Be careful with the wrapping--you don't want it to slip. (Banana)
  • Heat and sugar, maybe a dollop of cream. Close your eyes and taste the dream. (Special dessert)
  • If this makes you cold, I'll warm you up. We'll top it with whipped cream and sprinkles, served in a cup. (Ice cream)
  • A berry so sweet, juicy and ripe. They taste even better with chocolate stripes. (Strawberries)
  • Warming and spicy, floral and sweet. Just a few sips will generate heat. (Red wine)

Romance at Home Riddles/Clues

  • Silk and lace and a bow or two. The only one who sees these things is lucky you! (Lingerie)
  • An evocative scent from a dab or a spray. One whiff and I'll think of you all day. (Perfume/cologne)
  • Candlelight, wine and mounds of luxurious foam. Next to bed, it's the most relaxing place at home. (Bath)
  • Long ago, I'd send love letters every day. With technology, I send hugs and kisses this way. (Computer or cell phone)
  • Let's cuddle and snuggle when wild winds blow. Under blankets we'll sit and watch a movie or a show. (Couch)
  • We'll watch them dance, the red, yellow and blue. The light will warm both me and you. (Fireplace)

A Little Naughty Riddles/Clues

  • You wear them to work, but that's so boring. We'll use them in bed and no one will be snoring. (Ties)
  • They won't hurt a bit and unlock with a key. Say "Pretty Please" and I'll set you free. (Fuzzy handcuffs)
  • As they tumble from my hand, they'll decide my next move. Perhaps one piece of clothing you will remove. (Romantic dice)
  • It can heighten the experience of lust. Wearing this implies a great deal of trust. (Blindfold)

Outdoor Riddles/Clues

  • We can lie in the shade and find shapes in the clouds. No worries or harsh words or fretting allowed. (Tree)
  • So carefree you'll glide from high to low. The laughter will bring to your face a nice glow. (Slide)
  • For a moment we'll rest and just hold hands as we talk about our dreams and plans. (Bench)
  • If needed, I'd gladly carry you across the water and mud and rocks with moss. (Bridge)
  • If you're planning a quiet night at home, take a bunch of clues about romantic movies to the video rental store to help pick out what you'll watch while snuggling.
  • Here are a few Valentine's Day scavenger hunt clues to help you plan your amorous evening.

Romantic movies and books

  • A man and his fortune need one thing for life. Will Jane and Lizzie each become a wife? (Pride and Prejudice)
  • She's poor and plain, but a fire flames within. Against society, a mad wife and a fire, will she win? (Jane Eyre)
  • By another name still sweet smells the rose. Will this couple keep their families from blows? (Romeo and Juliet)
  • They start out as friends but find feelings much finer. This movie's well know for *that* scene in the diner. (When Harry Met Sally)
  • A villain with too many fingers in his glove is defeated by the characters who share "Twoo Wuv". (The Princess Bride)
  • They'll always have Paris are the words he will say. Their hearts will break a little as she flies away. (Casablanca)

Author: Craig McKeachie is a husband, father, software developer, and the founder of valentinesdayscavengerhunt.com.
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