What kind of party do you give your 14-year-old-Freshman-in-High-School son whose birthday is in October in New England where the weather can be anywhere from warm to snow? We already did Amazing Race so that was out. I decided to do Minute to Win It. There was a total of 8 guys and we ran 8 games with a tie breaking game just in case and a $5 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team. The boys were split into four teams of two picked randomly from a hat. Below are pictures from some of the games we played. Putting together these challenges took a lot of research, time and organization. Be prepared for a few minutes of lag time between each challenge because they do take time to set up. I had a table with all the supplies for each challenge laid out and did a run through the night before. I also prepared a Power Point with a video of how each challenge works for them to preview before performing the challenge.
Face the Cookie
Face the Cookie is played by trying to get an Oreo from their forehead to their mouth only using their facial muscles and not their hands. They chose to eat the cookie which allowed them to get less cookies to their mouth overall.
In This Blows, they needed to blow up a balloon and use the air to push plastic cups off the table.
In Nut Stacker, they had to use a stick (we used a bamboo skewer) to pick up a nut one at a time and stack them all on top of each other without any falling.
A Bit Dicey
For this challenge we had extra wide popsicle sticks and dice. They had to place 6 dice in a tower on top of the popsicle stick which was held in their mouth without dropping any dice.
Flip Your Lid
In this challenge, they had to flip a cup that was placed upside down on the edge of the table onto an empty bottle that was placed 12 inches away. (No worries, the bottles were empty before we started the game)
The boys had to wear a hat that had two tea bags taped on underneath. In order to win the challenge, they had to flip the tea bags onto the rim of the hat without using their hands.
Spoon Frog required the boys to set up two spoons to act like a catapult and one had to land in a cup.