Thursday, August 30, 2012

Most Annoying Halloween Costumes Ever - Annoying Orange Makes the Move to Halloween

If you thought Halloween was spooky, scary and fun, well guess again, it's going be annoying too.

Yes, the Annoying Orange Adult Costume and friends have made the move from YouTube Videos to Halloween and for those who can't stand phrases like "I'm an orange. You're an apple. I'm an orange." and endless heckling and laughing be ready for a long night.

And if the Annoying Orange isn't enough, they made costumes for his friends, Apple and Pear too. All I can say is, have the aspirin ready just in case any of your friends wear these Halloween Costumes and try to impersonate the Annoying Orange.

My fear is that these costumes could lead to a Halloween tragedy. Hmm, does make me think that an Annoying Orange Halloween party could be very entertaining, you could even spin it to be "Who Killed the Annoying Orange?"

If you have never seen the Annoying Orange, you are lucky but here is a video.

Here are the Annoying Orange Costumes
The Annoying Orange Adult Costume
Annoying Orange Adult's Costume
Annoying Orange Apple Costume

Annoying Orange Apple Adult's Costume
Annoying Orange Pear Costume
Annoying Orange Pear Adult's  Costume
What may be the most Annoying thing yet about this costume is that these Annoying Orange costumes come in child, teen and adult sizes, so not only may you be annoyed by your friends but you are going to find their kids extremely more annoying than normal.

Hopefully you'll find a way to survive Halloween without being annoyed to much. However, if you want these Annoying Orange costumes you better act fast as they could be popular like last year's Angry Bird's, but only time will tell.

Check out 100 more Humorous Halloween Costumes, Halloween Decorations, Party Supplies and of course Halloween Party Games on our web site, Party Game Ideas.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Bridal Shower Games for Large Groups

Recently, Tonya from Vineland, NJ, sent me an email asking "What type of bridal shower games can be played when you have a large group of people attending the shower?

As I started writing my response, I paused and thought a blog about this topic would be best since it is not the first time we have been asked about large group wedding and bridal shower games.

Here are a few things to consider before deciding on large group wedding / bridal shower games.
1. Location
If you are at someones house, can everyone fit in a room to play or watch a game? Will people have to stand to play? Can everyone sit and write answers? The goal is to rule out games that aren't feasible for your location, therefore helping you discover games that will work.

If you are at a restaurant or private space, can you separate groups to work in private? Would your event be viewable to the public, even from a distance or are you behind closed doors?

2. Age of Guests
Will guests be 8 to 80 or 21 - 60? Bridal Shower games should include all guests so, if young guests are included then keep the games PG friendly and if guests are older consider not doing any games involing relays or moving fast.

General Game Play Ideas

1. With large groups, try to divide them into smaller groups or teams. So a group of 48 guests could be divided up in 8 groups of 6 players for various games.

2. With groups that are seated at tables, consider mini playoff rounds. So each table of 5 - 8 people plays a mini game (like a 5 questions trivia or a number game close to the amount wins) and the winner of the mini game then plays in a game involving winners from each table, in front of all the guests. Note a player can only win a mini challenge once, this way if you play 2 or 3 games then you have a variety of players.

Mini Challenge Ideas: a.) Five Tivia Questions about the Bride, First one done with right answers wins. b. ) How many M&M's in a jar? Ask all tables and once answers are in reveal and closest to number play. c.) Ask a general trivia question and the first person to raise their hand and answer correctly - Gets to play.

3. Consider Games Involving Rounds
Games involving elimination rounds help to quickly large numbers down to smaller ones.

Teams can be challenged against each other and the winner moves one. Kind of like and NCAA Basketball bracket.

You can also hand out numbers 1, 2, and 3 for trivia questions; ask everyone to stand and then Ask the Question and Post possible answers and guests hold up a 1, 2, or 3. Guests select an answer and hold it up, you announce the answer and all those with the wrong answer sit. Those still in the game play another round.

4. Tables of Guests Play Against Each Other
If you have guests seated together for the event, have the games be table based rather than entire group based. This works well for playing a variety of pen and paper games and allows for more winners. If you choose to play games like this, consider baked goods as prizes as they won't break the bank and they are sure to be enjoyed.

Last Thoughts... Before I Give You Large Group Bridal Shower Games
In many cases with a large group there is a lot of socializing and if you open gifts at the shower it can a very long time. With that said consider planning just 1 or 2 games for the shower and maybe having a one extra game as a just in case back up.

Here are Wedding / Bridal Shower Games for Large Groups

1. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game - This wedding dress competition turns into your own Project Runway event as you divide up teams, give them rolls of toilet paper and give them a limited amount of time to get their Wedding Dress ready for a fashion show. More details on Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game.

2. Who Knows the Bride & Groom - This trivia game can be played by giving guests 3 answers to choose from or tables and small groups can play amonst themselves. It is fun and relevant and can be played as a pen and paper game or an interactive audience participation game. More details on Who Knows the Bride & Groom game. Printable version of Who Knows the Bride you can print and play.

Bridal Bingo

Bridal Shower Bingo - Sometimes the simplest game is the best game because a.) People know how to play it and b.) It's easy and fun. Bridal Shower Bingo is best played when you had a place where everyone can sit down, have space and you have markers to mark your bingo sheet. Printable Bridal Shower Bingo game prints over 200 difference Bingo cards.

4. Centerpiece Game - This game is almost a non-game as it is a random winner based off of place something underneath the chair or based on a random question, but guests often like it because they get to take something home.

5. Don't Say Bride or Wedding - This classic game gets really intense in a large group and plays off of large social events. You'll find that several guests will go all in to win this ongoing game and others will be fine to say "bride" or "wedding" without hesitation. Game ideas for Don't Say Bride or Wedding.

6. Bridal Shower Word Games - These games can be good to play in a large sit down setting and can be played by the entire group or you can have different tables play different games. These are fun liitle extras to help kill some time and bridge events in the shower. Check out a select of printable Bridal Shower Games.

In trying to identify good large group games, we wanted to make sure that guests will feel involved and give you a variety of ideas and ways to adjust games you know. We toyed with variations of Charades and What's in the Bride's Purse but found that these could be difficult to pull off with 30, 40 or more people.

View our web site for additional Bridal Shower Games that may be able to be adapted to your event.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Great New Zombie Items for Halloween

The zombie trend continues to grow and here are just a few of my favorite zombie props and costumes that caught my attention already.

The Zombie Baby Animated Prop at Spirit Halloween. folling up on their Zombie Baby Collection is the introduction of this gross little one enjoying the pleasure of playing with it's teddy bear.
Stabby Zombie Baby Animated Zombie Baby Prop
Gross but I kind of like it. Who says babies and knives don't mix.

Nothing says Summer like a zombie in sandals. Definately the cool and comfortable way for todays zombies to strut thier stuff.
Zombie Feet Adult Sandals
Not a big fan of zombie sandals, well they also have rotting toe zombie covers too.

Small animals, rodents and other gnomes have better watch their back it the Zombie Gnome comes to their neighborhood, my only concern is whether such a cool item might become a roaming gnome.
Zombie Garden Gnome
I so want this gnome!!!

And last the most interesting Zombie costume, well the one that made me look twice. Zombie Girl Scout costume, now they aren't just cookie pushers but they are brain eating zombies too!
Ghoul Scout Adult Costume

Well the fun of Halloween is just beginning and we can't wait to unearth more ghoulish Halloween goodies.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

7 Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Games & Ideas

Nursery Rhymes are a popular Baby Shower Theme that stands the test of time and brings back memories of childhood and being a mother.

Nursery Rhymes are not only entertaining for the new baby, but mom and dad get to share in the fun of storytelling.

If you are planning a Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower you'll need games and activities and we have come up with a few just for Nursery Rhyme Showers.

Nursery Rhyme, What's the Next Line Game
Divide your group into teams and then one person from Team 1 is given the first 2 or 3 lines a of a Children's Nursery Rhyme and must correctly complete the next line of the nursery rhyme. If they get the next line correct, the team gets 1 point, if they get it wrong they get no points. Then the player from Team 2 has an option a.) They can try to complete the next line of the Nursery Rhyme or b.) Ask for a New Nursery Rhyme.

Play until each player has gone at least once or until you go through all your Nursery Rhymes. We recommend you have 15 - 20 ready for this game.

Nursery Rhyme QuizNursery Rhyme Quiz
This printable quiz test your knowledge of Nursery Rhymes and comes in two versions a standard and hard versions. Know you can test your guests knowledge of classic rhymes by filling in the answer.

If your not a fan of Filling in the Blank Quizes then provide users with the answers but also include 5 additional answers to make it more interesting. That way those guests who are great test takers can't just logically figure out all the answers by which ones are left.

Another Bonus is that 1 version of this game can be personalized just for your event.

Is It a Nursery Rhyme?
You may know "Old Mother Hubbard," "London Bridge is Falling Down" and "Little Tommy Tucker," but do you know whether "Monday's Child," "Coal from the Cupboard," and "Wind the Bobbin Up" are Nursery Rhymes?

Coal from the Cupboard is not but the other two are. For this Baby Shower game create a list of 20 - 25 nursery rhymes and ask guest to determine whether it is or isn't a Nursery Rhyme. Score 1 point for each correct answer and in case of a tie ask a question concerning the date a specific Rhyme was written. It's always interesting to see who thought your made up Nursery Rhyme was real and the best way to fool guests is to use words that we don't use much today.

Mad Lib Nursery RhymesCreate Your Own Mad Lib Nursery Rhymes
Not into Baby Shower games but want a fun social activity then Mad Libs are a alternative. Guest will have fun giving answers to questions while not having a clue how their answer will be used.

Each answer then gets used as a unique and very strange nursery rhyme, that should be saved for the shower scrapbook.

Once the answers are placed in the rhyme then you can hand out the Mad Libs and have guests read them aloud.

Nursery Rhyme Charades or Pictionary
Gather together a list of Nursery Rhymes and place one rhyme per slip of paper and place in a bowl. Divide up the shower guests into groups and then have players pull out a slip and either act out the nursery rhyme or draw it. (Each team gets 30 seconds) 1 point for every correct play, most points wins. We recommend 20 to 30 different ryhmes.

Baby Bingo - Nursery RhymesNursery Rhyme Bingo
Yes you've heard of Baby Shower Bingo well this is the same thing but with a Nursery Rhyme theme. Fun for all ages, easy to play and perfect for your shower theme.

Just purchase, add a personalized message, print out the Bingo cards and get ready to play. Play standard Bingo, four corners or whatever you want. Pennies, M&M's or other small items can be used for markers.

As you can see, you can do a lot of different games and activities during a Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower and we didn't even touch on Word Finds and Scrambles which can be entertaining shower games. I hope this helps you get started planning your baby shower games and a very special event.

I did find Humpty Dumpty Baby Shower Party Supplies and Mother Goose printable partyware to match this theme.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Minefield Party Game - Unique Kid's Birthday Party Game

Party games don't have to cost a lot of money, but you just need to find creative fun that guests will enjoy.

With that we present Minefield Party Game, inspired by the computer game Minefield.

This game works in large indoor spaces and outdoors as well and involves creating a minefield grid, selecting where the mines go and start game play.

What is game is that Party Game Ideas created Minefield marking sheets, pdf's, that you can print out saving you time. Plus we offer a few game twists you can add to your game to make it more interesting.

This Minefield Party Game works great for teams and individuals play too.

You can adapt Minefield to various party themes too.

Here are some examples:
Frog or Water Theme: Cross the Lillypads - instead of Mines you have waterholes and if you step in a waterhole and land in the pond your out of the game.
Zombies - Halloween: Instead of mines mark where the zombies are. Guests must them move from there location (Start Line) and cross the town to get to the safe house.
Cinderella - Princess: Mines can be potholes and Cinderella must try to make it back to the castle with only one shoe before midnight but in order to do it she must do it without hitting a pothole.

Check out Minefield game details & pdf's at Party Game Ideas.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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