We had a Minute To Win It Party for my daughter’s birthday. It was a BLAST!
We played the games, usually without a stopwatch. We had teams compete to see who can accomplish the task first. Get your camera ready!
Divide the participants into teams. They all play Face the Cookie (with a prize for the one winner), then they play as teams with a few contestants to play each game. They can take turns who gets to play and may not even know what the contest is before they volunteer to play it.
We had these games:
Face the Cookie– Using only the face, move cookies from the forehead to the mouth.
Breakfast Challenge–Assemble the cereal box puzzle as fast as you can. (We timed this one and just had one puzzle).
Head Bowling—Keep feet together and swing orange to tip over water bottles.
Ping Pong Race–Using a measuring tape, set at 4 feet, send a ping-pong ball into a cup. It’s harder than it looks. You can change the measurements to make it harder.
Ping Pong Shake– Wiggle a box that is attached to your waist filled with ping-pong balls until the box is empty.
Bag This– Pick up paper bags of varying heights using only the mouth. Nothing can touch the floor except their feet when they are bending over.
This Blows– Player must continually blow up a balloon and expel the air from it to knock cups off of a table.
Ping-Pong Blow—Players blow off a ping-pong ball from a cup full of water into another cup.
Cotton Nose– Player must transfer cotton balls, 1 at a time from 1 serving bowl to another using only petroleum jelly on the nose.
Penny Hose– Player must remove 1 penny from each leg of a pair of panty hose using only their hands. They cannot pull at the nylons with arms or knees.
Stack ‘Em cups– Player must stack 10 plastic cups into a perfect triangle-shaped structure. Once that’s completed, player must get the cups back into a single stack.
I made a big poster for the scoreboard.
Then we finished the party with a Saltine War. Best. Game. Ever. Everyone plays.
Saltine War—Thread fishing line through the center of a saltine cracker and tie. Then tie the line to a belt loop (or around the waist if there is no belt loop) so the cracker hangs a couple of inches above the left knee (If they are left-handed, do it above the right knee). Everyone gets a ½ water noodle sword and are instructed to only hit legs as they try to break other people’s saltines before their own gets broken and they are out of the game. You may keep playing if you have any saltine hanging on your line.
For these games, you would need: cookies, nylons, tissue boxes (I attached them with strips of fabric through a slit in the back), a big box of ping-pong balls, cotton balls, petroleum jelly, pennies, paper bags, big red plastic cups, bottles of water (a case), and a few oranges. For the saltine war, you need fishing line, water noodles, and saltines.
Most of the supplies, you can reuse several times. So far, we’ve used them for multiple parties, group dates, and a few family reunions.