Last year when I was planning my daughter’s birthday party I had the hardest time coming up with ideas to keep my guests entertained.
I had to find something to entertain around 50 people between the ages of 3 & 60. So I couldn’t just do my normal adult party games.
Have you ever had to plan an event like that?
Then I discovered Minute It To Win It games. They’re a blast! Everyone had so much fun playing & trying to beat each other’s scores.
If you need some quick games or activities to play then these are definitely the answer.
Minute It To Win It Game Tips
To make hosting these games even easier here are a few tips.
- Keep a large scoreboard with all the games & contestant names on it.
- Set up stations in advance for groups of guests to rotate through. This will eliminate people getting bored while waiting to play.
- Have backup supplies in case something needs to be replaced.
- All games must be completed in 1 minute or less. So make sure you have timers.
- For scoring, the first person or team to finish gets 5 points, the second team gets 4, the third team get 2, everyone else gets 1
Minute It To Win It Supplies
One of the best things about these games is that they don’t require much. In fact, most of the supplies are things that you already have in the house.
Just in case, here’s a list of game supplies.
- Plastic cups
- Paper plates
- Ping pong balls
- Toilet paper
- Empty plastic bottles
Minute To Win It Games
This may be my favorite game. Each contestant will get a cookie that they need to place on their forehead. Then they need to get the cookie into their mouth using only their facial muscles.
Find The Berry
Before the party, fill several plastic cups with jello. Then insert a berry or another food item in the center. Using only their mouth, your guest must each through the jello to get the berry.
Stack It Up
With one hand behind your back, you must stack 25 pennies on top of each other.
Paper Plate Race
For this game, you need to set up a starting line & a finish line. Guests have to race to blow their paper plate across the finish line first while only using their mouths to blow it.
In under a minute each person must make a cup tower from a stack of 36 cups & then break it back down to a single stack.
Junk In The Trunk
Fill empty tissue paper boxes with ping pong balls. Then add string or straps that are long enough to tie around someone’s waist.
To play the game, guests will tie the box around their waist & jump around to get the balls out.
Tip: Depending on the size of your tissue box you may need to widen the opening.
Wrap It Up
This one requires partners. Using streamers or toilet paper, one partner must wrap the other up as much as they can.
Ping Pong Bounce
Set up a row of plastic cups in a line on a table. Then each person must bounce the ball into a cup. The ball must bounce at least once before going into the cup for the point to count. You can play with or without liquid being in the cup.
M&M Suck Up
Each guest gets 2 plates, 1 empty & 1 with 10-20 m&m’s. Using only a straw, they have to suck the m&m up & move it to the empty plate.
This game is super fun & works best in teams of 2 or more. Set up a stack of cups in front of each person. They must then blow up a balloon & use the air in the balloon to knock over as many of their cups as they can.
Fill 1 empty bottle with sprinkles or Cheerios. Each guest has to dump the snacks out of the bottle & get them into another empty one before time runs out.
Using only your mouth & a spoon you must scoop up & transfer 5 ping pong balls from 1 bowl to another.
Balloon Keep Up
This game works better in teams of 2-3 people. Each person is given two balloons of the same color. For 1 minute they have to keep both balloons in the air.
Set up several bowling pins. If you don’t have pins then you can use plastic bottles or cans.
Then bowl blindfolded. Take as many turns needed within your minute.
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