Tonight, we had a Family Fun Night with a Minute to Win It theme. It was extremely easy to come up with the games. On the official website, there are a lot of ideas with instructions on what you need and how to play. I had also bought the Minute to Win It Ultimate Party Bucket that we used for a few of the games and for the decorations. It had a lot of neat items and made it more fun!
The theme made the evening so much fun! We laughed a lot. It also worked really well for all the different age groups from our youngest right up to us adults.
The pack I had came with a lot of balloons that said Minute to Win It on them and were in bright colours, so those and the box itself were our decorations.
I had planned to make cupcakes and number them from 1-12 and have them in the shape of a clock, but I ran low on time (ironic?), so Fred and I made mini cinnamon rolls instead. I made a variety of finger foods: veggies, surprise spread, tortilla chips, salsa, spinach dip, focaccia, crackers, cheese, meat.
This was the really fun part of the night! Here are some of the games we played. All we needed was a timer and things that most people have around the house. I did buy the ping pong balls, the Oreos, the Smarties, and the panty hose, but everything else we already had. For prizes, I bought mini skateboards, parachute men, and let the kids keep a ping pong ball each. All told, the party supplies cost about $5.
Face the Cookie. Each person had a cookie placed on their forehead and had to get it into their mouth without touching it with their hands. Einstein did it successfully!
Stack Attack. Stacking 36 cups in a pyramid and then back down into a single stack. The Ferrari came the closest to conquering this one in one minute.
(I love the look on Granola Girl’s face here!) In this game, the kids had to start with the blue cup on top and stack the cups one by one until the blue cup is on top again.
Junk in the Trunk. This one was hilarious! With a kleenex box strapped around the waist, the participants had to try to get out the 8 ping pong balls just by movement. It was really funny to watch! We laughed so hard that it was difficult to keep the game going!
Suck It Up. In this game, the kids had to transfer Smarties from one plate to another using only a straw. They were able to eat the Smarties afterwards which no one seemed to mind.
Penny Hose. Players had to retrieve 2 pennies, one at the bottom of each leg of the panty hose. Another funny one to watch.
In this game, players had to bounce ping pong balls into six cups. Everyone was able to do it in the minute. It’s nice to choose some games that are a bit more attainable like this one so that people don’t get frustrated and mix them in with some of the more challenging games.
Keep it Up. In this game, the kids had to blow a feather across the room into a bucket. Only The Ferrari was able to do it successfully.
Yank Me. This game was the hardest. No one was able to do it in one minute. Stack an index card on the top of the cup until there are five cups and then yank the index cards out to attempt to create a single stack of five cups.
It was a great night! It was a very easy theme to plan around and it was one of the rare themes that worked well with the broad age range of kids that is represented in our family. It would be a great one to plan for family get together, family reunions, birthdays parties, or youth group nights.
Another family fun night with even easier ideas and one that also elicited laughter from everyone was our Just for Laughs Family Fun Night, which included games like the Flour Game and the Bag Game and a very creative way to eat spaghetti!!!