I'm a little late posting this, but a few weeks ago, we had Alyssa's birthday party. We chose to do a "Color War" type party where the girls are divided into teams and each team is given a color. The teams competed in various games and were awarded points. At the end of the party, the team with the most points won. Here are a few of the games we played:
In this game, one team member was blindfolded and had to put their hands in a bowl of cold spaghetti and find several rubber worms and rubber balls. Their teammates could guide them vocally, but they couldn't touch anything.
Each team was given a bag of marshmallows and a package of toothpicks and was given 10 minutes to build the highest tower they could. Our towers kind of slumped at the end, but it sure was funny watching them try!
In this game, the girls had to bounce a ping-pong ball on top of a ping-pong paddle over to a bucket and bounce the ball into the bucket. If it hit the floor, they had to start all over. This was a very competitive game and the girls were breathing hard by the time it was over!
In this game, one team member blew Q-tips through a straw and the other team member tried to catch it with the bucket. They were given a certain amount of time and the team with the most Q-tips won. In the background you'll notice the balloons on the cork board. Our tie breaker game was to throw a dart at that board. Each balloon had a different number of points in it. We didn't need the tie-breaker, but we had fun throwing darts at the balloons anyway. :)