Sunday, September 12, 2010

Minute to Win it!!

We had a Minute to Win party for Will last night at our home. We had 25 6th graders, all my boys, a couple friends, and Grandma and Grandpa in attendance. WOW! It was FUN! This would be a great party for 3rd-6th graders, adults and singles. There are so many fun games to choose from, that's why the party was THREE hours long. And Scott filled up every second of it! We went through the list of games on-line, made a list of what we liked best and ended up with 20 games. We later shortened it to 15. We also went on YouTube and watched some of the games done by children. It was funny to watch. We served everyone pizza, candy, drinks and cupcakes.

We had the kids do a few games all together and then we had them play against each other in a tournament. Above is "Junk in the Trunk" There are ping pong balls in tissue boxes belted to their booties and they have to move around to get them all out.
Here is one of the starter games that everyone played, "Chocolate Unicorn" They had to balance 4 Ding Dongs on their forehead. And then they could eat them!
Nathan is chillin' with his Grandma. At first he was a little nervous to have Grandma and Grandpa hold him, but he warmed up to them quickly and enjoyed playing with them. All the boys had a blast talking, showing and being with Grandma and Grandpa.
The little guys competing in "Junk in the Trunk".
Brigham taking a little break from all the games and eating a snack!
The parents even tried some of the games.
In "Stick the Landing" the kids had to throw water bottles onto the table. Harder than you may think! We also played "Defying Gravity" with balloons....I didn't take a picture of this one...I was playing it. I also forgot to take pictures of "Elephant March", "Face the Cookie", "Go the Distance", "Hanky Panky", and "Johnny Applestack".
Here's what Will looked like after playing "On the Nose". The player has to transfer cotton balls on his nose from one bowl to another using Vaseline on his nose. SO funny!
Here is Gavin practicing "Nutstacker". Using a chopstick you must successfully stack 5 medium nuts in a tower.
Here is Reed playing "Ping Tac Toe". There is water in the cups and you have to bounce a ping pong ball onto the table and then into the cup making 3 in a row.
This game was hard and took a long time. The kids said afterwards their fingers were killing! "Rapid Fire" is the name of this game. With rubber bands you have to shoot off 6 empty aluminum cans off the table.
Scott is showing the kids how "Caddy Stack" is done.
Will made it to the semi-finals by playing "Movin' On Up" where you have to move the blue cup one by one back to the bottom. You have to switch hands while doing this.
Here is "Stack Attack".
For the Finals the boys competed in a game called "Volcano". They had to drop Mentos candies into the 2 liter of Root Beer and make it explode. Reed was the grand winner and won a DVD of "Nim's Island".
Everyone seemed to have fun and most were talking about it at church this morning!!
Happy, happy Birthday Will!!


Steve said...

So I see you were having the kids play beer pong too. Water was in the cups huh. I most golf balls I have been able to stack was three. It's tuff stuff. I would have loved to see video of all the kids doing the games. Awesome!! Good fun had by all.

Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

SOOOO Fun! Copying you! I don't know when, but I must do this. ;)

Mamathom and Papathom said...

Soooo glad that you mentioned the games and how to play some of them. It was a lot of fun to watch the competition. Thankful we could be a part of it. Great visit.

Alissa said...

SO FUN!!! you are the master party planner! I've played a few of tghose games at a girl's night much fun!