The participants must be old enough to read or comprehend someone reading to them.


Help Harry find the Horcruxes by following the clues you are given!



Provided clues, printed in a "magical" font


1 small diary or notebook (preferably black)

1 plastic finger ring


1 necklace or locket

1 water-safe container

1 toy boat

A small basin filled with water

1 plastic safe

1 plastic cup/goblet (try to find one that is yellow and black!)

1 dress-up tiara

1 fake snake

Picture of Voldemort


Stool (or another chair if you don't have a stool)

Witch hat

Prizes (like candy ’ bags of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans will do nicely)


Clue 1

Mr. Hot Boa

(HINT: Tom Marvolo Riddle = I am Lord Voldemort)

Clue 2

Leafy greens are my thing,

Near my branches you'll find a ring!

Clue 3

Find a boat, oh, you've got it,

In the lake you'll find a locket!

Clue 4

Combination: 5673

(Hint: It spells "Lord")

Clue 5

I need a place to hide my coat.

Clue 6

Hissss hisss slither hiss

(Translation: I'm always by my master's side,

on a chair in a chamber is where we hide!)

Clue 7

"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,

But don't judge on what you see,

I'll eat myself if you can find

A smarter hat than me.

You can keep your bowlers black,

Your top hats sleek and tall,

For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat

And I can cap them all.

There's nothing hidden in your head

The Sorting Hat can't see,

So try me on and I will tell you

Where you ought to be."

Final Destination



Before the hunt

Print out the clues for the Horcrux hunt. Set Clue 1 aside, for this one will be given to the participants.

Cut the clues apart, tape Clue 2 into the diary and hide the diary in the bathroom.

Tape clue 4 to the necklace, put the necklace into the container, seal the container, and set it in the basin. Place the boat on the water.

Tape clue 5 to the cup or goblet, and put it in the safe.

Tape clue 6 to the tiara, and stick it in the closet, or "Room of Requirement."

Set up a chair in the basement or back room, or "Chamber of Secrets." Put the picture of Voldemort on the chair. Tape clue 7 to the snake (Nagini,) and put her next to Voldemort.

Tape the slip that says "Congratulations!" to the Sorting Hat, and put it on the stool.

For the hunt

When guests arrive, make sure they see that you put their coats or jackets in the closet.

When it comes to be time for the hunt, explain to the guests what a Horcrux is. Give them Clue 1, and send them on their way.

If they need help, be as subtle as possible. For Clue 1, for example, simply tell them what an anagram is, and that Tom Marvolo Riddle is an anagram of "I Am Lord Voldemort."

When they find the last Horcrux, congratulate them, and give them all their prizes.


© Elphaba731's tutorial was taken with permission.

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