I love to throw parties! And often on Sunday night, as we are watching Minute to Win It, I comment on what a fun party it would be.
So last week I made it happen as a surprise party for my sister. Because I went through the effort to put stuff together I thought I’d share it here with all of you!
If you haven’t seen Minute to Win It, the object is to complete a task in 1 minute and then move on to the next–earning money with each completed task (much like Millioinaire). There are 3 chances that can be used before you are finished. So you can re-try a game if you don’t pass it on the first attempt.
There are a lot of games, but these are the ones we chose to do because of the ease of setting up/we already had most of the supplies.
We used a church gym, with the basketball clock as our timer (complete with a loud buzzer!). And took advantage of the wireless internet to show the game introduction clips (from the MTWI website) using a projector. If you decide to do this for a really large group (like a ward party) it may work best to have a laptop at each station so contestants can watch before playing each game. Or you could introduce them all at the beginning on the projector.
We decided instead of having 1 person play at a time that it would be better to let everyone play whichever game they chose in the same 60 seconds, and then keep track on their scorecards. There were simultaneous games going and they played on the same buzzer. We started out having people mark their strikes, but gave up as the games are much trickier than they appear–but also very do-able after some practice. So if you succeeded it counted. Some games allow more than 1 person to play at the same time, such as Face the Cookie, which speeds things up. At the end of the party we had them add up the number of games they successfully completed and the highest score was deemed champion.
The 3 boxes are for the strikes if you decide to use them.
The games were set up around the perimeter of the gym with these signs hanging nearby indicating which game was which.