Saturday, December 31, 2011

Minute to Win It Christmas Party - Part 2

Our Christmas Party this year was an Ugly Christmas Sweater party with Minute to Win It games. The post detailing the first portion of the night and the individual games can be found here.

Although the individual games were really fun and a great way to start the party, I just couldn't wait for everyone to come together to play our last three games. I would laugh just thinking about the games.

The first game was 'Face the Gingerbread Man' and the goal of the game was to move the cookie that had been placed on your forehead into your mouth using only the muscles of your face.




And some of the happy winners!


The second game was so much fun to watch - but not nearly as fun to play! Zach and I decided to demonstrate how to play 'Jingle Bell Rock'. A pedometer was placed on a sweatband that was then placed around the contestants head. Normally, a pedometer is used to sense body motion and count footsteps while walking or running. In this challenge, it was used to count head jerks. We did face-offs so the winner was the individual who had the highest number on their pedometer.


Have I mentioned that I'm competitive? Only a little bit.

Warning! The following pictures are really funny and slightly embarassing.



Zach beat me by 7 steps. Moving on.








After playing this game, many competitors wanted to exchange the sweatbands for Advil -  the laughter though was priceless.

The final group game was called 'Jingle in the Trunk'.


This game was particularly hard to get pictures of because people were running all over the place, jumping around, and doing back bends. Here's Jeremy with the box strapped to his back - you can see he has successfully gotten a few bells out!


We wrapped up the evening with a White Elephant gift exchange and I just wanted to leave you with a picture of what Zach and I's gifts ended up being! My Starbucks gift card was sadly 'stolen' and I got this furry leopard stocking ... and Zach stole those Santa Claus boxers shorts from our friend Kim. I have a feeling she wasn't disappointed.


Ho! Ho! Ho!


UPDATE: If you're looking for the templates I used for this event, you can access them here.
The fonts used are 'Cambria' and 'Blackjack'. You can download 'Blackjack' for free at dafont.com -- this is one of my favorite fonts!  

xoxo, Callie

73 comments:

  1. Looks sooo fun! I am going to use some of these ideas for my Christmas party this weekend!

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  2. Love this post! And thanks for adding the templates! Looks like you had a great time!

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  3. We played several of these games last night at our Adult Christmas Party with our kids. I don't think I have laughed so hard, EVER! These were so much fun and everyone loved them. Really can't wait until next year! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Callie,

    Thanks so much for posting these. I have a question - how did you attach the pedometer to the headband? I would think will all the jerking it would come off. Thanks very much!

    Tracy

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    1. Was this question every answered. I can't seem to find a reply to how you attached the pedometer to the headband. It looks like a fun game!

      Missie

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  5. Thank you for saving me hours of work by sharing. :)

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  6. LOVE these ideas and pictures to go along. Looks like fun and we plan to replicate, thanks tremendously for the templates!

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  7. Thanks for sharing. I have 'pinned' this to use next year at our company party. Now I can volunteer to organize it and not have any worries.

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  8. Hi, can you email me the templates to scales334@yahoo.com? I'm doing a party this weekend.

    Thanks

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  9. Thanks for sharing! The templates were super helpful!

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  10. Hi Can I please get the templates for this so I can change the wording? I sent this earlier but I don't see it posted? Thanks
    These are so perfect! Love them

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    1. Hi Kim! Absolutely! WIll you send me your email address? My email address is calliebmiller@gmail.com.

      Thanks!!
      Callie

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  11. Hello Callie,
    The score card is a little off would you mind sending it to me so I can revise.
    So looking forward to using this for our Coaches Christmas party.
    Thanks
    Dawn Pannell
    dawnpannell@yahoo.com

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  12. Hello Callie,

    Can you send me the template for the score card, its a little off on here.
    Can't wait to do these games at our Coaches Christmas Party.

    Thanks,Dawn
    dawnpannell@yahoo.com

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  13. Hello can you please email me all of the templates? I can't pull them up. My email address is drucillia.fletcher@acps.k12.va.us.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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  14. Hello can you please send the templates to drucillia.fletcher@acps.k12.va.us? I cannot pull them up. I am having a party this weekend.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    1. Hi Drucillia! Just sent you an email! Have fun this weekend!

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  15. Great post and absolutely love the templates!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Hey Callie! Just ran across your blog and am enjoying the ideas! Would it be possible to get a copy of the templates?

    My email is: daniel.abella02@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

    -Dan

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    1. Hi Dan! Just emailed you the templates! Have fun!

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  17. If you get this today, could you email the templates for all the games? We have a Christmas party for our youth group tonight and would love to use all this. jessicabaggott@citybiblechurch.org

    THANKS

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  18. My wife and I are organizing activities for a family christmas this Saturday the 20th and I was having trouble getting the downloads… Would you be able to send the game templates and score card that can be edited to kris.kidwell@yahoo.com. Thanks. It looks like a great party you had, enjoyed by all :)

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    1. Just emailed you, Seth! Have a great time!

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  19. Could I please have the templates? This looks like so much fun and I planned on doing a few of these games at my party tonight. !!! My email is ericamisasi@att.net
    Thank you, :)

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  20. Would you email me as well? Can't wait to copy your super creative Christmas party. Thank you for sharing your ideas! churchwell5@cox.net
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Payton! Just sent you an email. Have fun!

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  21. Can you please send me the templates as well? My email address is kaylynkmcdonnell@gmail.com. Thank you and Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Hi Kaylyn! Just emailed you! Have fun :)

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  22. these games are amazing! hoping to spice up christmas this year with some fun games :) Would you mind emailing me also? Emily3434@hotmail.com.

    thanks you!! Merry Christmas!

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  23. could you send me the copies so i can change the wording also? thanks
    mckangas@mchsi.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Somehow I missed your comment previously! My apologies! Just sent you the templates in case you'd still like them. Merry Christmas!

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  24. Hi Callie! I loved this! Can you email me the templates I'm organizing my companies party this year and I believe they will love this! lozanoe678@hotmail.com.

    Thank you!

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  25. omg this is incredible and looks like so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with all of us! :)

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    1. You're very welcome! It was so much fun!

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  26. Hi, Im having my ugly christmas party in a few weeks - i love all of your games (individual and group) can you please email me the templates + the score card (it won't download) - please and thank you

    -Syrah

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    1. Yes, of course! Would you mind sending me an email (or give me your email address) at calliebmiller@gmail.com? Thanks!

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  27. Thank you for this post. I needed to substitute my ex 's Texas holdm game at my annual White elephant party...I can see my friends having fun with some of these.

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    1. Let me know how it goes! We had a great time!

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  28. Would you mind emailing me also? watkins06@live.com

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    1. Would you email the templates to apridemore@gmail.com, please? We have a very competitive group coming Friday night and this looks like so much fun. Thank you!

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    2. Just sent you the templates! Have fun!

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  29. Can you please email me the templates. Having trouble with the download link.

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    1. Of course! Just need your email -- or shoot me an email at calliebmiller@gmail.com.

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  30. Hey Callie would you mind e-mailing me the templates as well. I'm having trouble with the link! katejean332@yahoo.com

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  31. Hey Callie would you mind sending me the templates as well. I'm having trouble with the link! katejean332@yahoo.com Thanks!!

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    1. Let me know if you have any trouble! Sent!

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  32. I would love the templates also, having a holiday dinner and this is great to do with them. .. alhmab@yahoo.com

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  33. If love the templates also, having a holiday dinner and this is a great idea to have the families do at the dinner, alhmab@yahoo.com

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  34. Hi Callie! Love your all your games! Can you please email me the templates? anniedao3@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!

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  35. May I also get a copy of the templates? I'm hosting my first ever game night in a week! Thank you ssshiffana@hotmail.com

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    1. Just sent the templates to you! Have a great time!

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  36. Could you please email me the templates I am having trouble bringing them up. My email is jhofer@kent.edu. I'm looking forward to using these games for our family ugly sweater party. Thanks

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  37. Thank you for the ideas and the templates! This will make our Ugly Sweater Party even better!

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  38. Callie,
    Could you email me the templates I am having trouble. My email is lisalytlecht@gmail.com. I love all the ideas. Thanks

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  39. Hello - The link is not working for me. Can you please email the templates to metzea@yahoo.com

    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  40. Can you send me the templates... aleshid@yahoo.com

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  41. hi Callie, can I get a copy of the Templates to Love2can@yahoo.com
    These are gonna be a great hit, cannot wait. Thanks so much

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  42. Can you email me the templates for the games please? Thanks
    sloop_5@yahoo.com

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