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1950s Theme Party Games
you have your invitations sent out and menu planned. Now its time
providing some planned 1950s theme party games and activities for your
guests. Although not everyone enjoys party games, the RIGHT party game
can get everyone out of themselves and into a party spirit
that can carry on throughout the entire party time.
Theme Party Games #1: Straw Paper Blow Out This is a simple
but fun game, especially if youve opted to decorate the party
area like a vintage 50s diner. Give each participant three straws
and have a straw wrapper blowing contest. You could have two different
goals: the shot that lands the farthest or the one that is closest
to the target that you establish. As a tip, sometimes a hole blows
out the end before the paper ejects. If this happens,
pull it out a little bit and give the end a tight, but gentle couple
of twists make a stinger of sorts. This will seal the
hole and allow a good shot. A box of straws can be purchased at your
local restaurant supply store.
Theme Party Games #2: Sundae Cherry Pitch Purchase a few small
sundae dishes at your local dollar storeand line them up about 4-6 feet
from the participants (depending on the age.) This is a challenging game/activity
fun never-the-less. From your local craft store, pick up a bag of red
marbles (the clear glass kind these arent perfectly round,
which will keep them from rolling everywhere.) Have the participants each
take turns tossing cherries into the sundae dish until one
makes it in. The challenge lay in trying to get it in without having it
bounce out! For REAL fun, though, put some ice cream in it. The marbles
wont bounce out theyll stick to the ice cream. This
can get a little messy, especially if its warm and the ice cream
makes a splash. Of course, if you dont mind a mess, theres
nothing stopping you from using real cherries!
Theme Party Games #3: Hold drag races! At the wave of a scarf, each
participant must move their small toy car from one end of the track
to the other (you can make a simple track by applying masking tape
to a sidewalk or smooth driveway.) And dont make the mistake
that this game is only for kids its great to see a
grown man moving a toy car frantically along a track! There are
different ways, though, that the cars can move.
The standard push (each participant can give their car one push
by applying a single finger to the top of their car, then giving
a single push.)
Using their nose to push the car the whole way. They must crawl
forward (if on the ground) as the car moves to keep up with it and
to give it another push until it crosses the finish line.
Use straws to blow through to propel the cars forward. With this
one, youll want to make sure that the surface the cars are
riding on is smooth enough. Youll want to test this one first.
Theme Party Games #4: Set up different roller skating obstacle courses.
This game could also be held without roller skates (if the participants
dont all have some to use) Have the participants be waiters/waitresses,
carrying a tray of items down a winding path. There are a couple of different
ways to go with this.
a single course and time each participant going through it time
deducted for each item dropped (this is a good time to mention to make
sure that they are using plastic cups and plates, etc. on their trays.)
You could also set up a relay race where the participants must go through,
come back and tag the next person on the team. Add some fun by giving
the lead participant a fast food hat and apron to wear so that they must
transfer the uniform to the next person before that player
can go through.
To add to the fun, set up some tables along the way where the participants
must place certain food items at each table. Maybe they have to pick up
the tip money (play money/Monopoly money) that is left on each table before
they leave it!)
Theme Party Games #5: Finally, set up games tables (yes, for the adults,
too) with games from the 50s (Parcheesi, checkers, Mr. Potato Head).
Near the tables you can also set up the famous game of TWISTER! Sure,
not super out of the box idea, however still one where
adults will enjoy playing games that they used to play when they were
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