Friday, December 20, 2019

Personalized Dollar Store Gifts

For only a dollar each,  these make super cute gifts.

Pick out a cute stuffed animal moose from the Dollar Tree.

I measured the antlers and cut the year and names out of siser easyweed HTV,  on my Silhouette Cameo.   The best part is the cuts are so small, I used old scraps.

You can use a heat press or iron, but for this project my hair straightener is perfect.

You don't want it too hot,  I set it for about 315.  You want to use lots of pressure and don't hold it to long in one spot or the HTV will melt too much and the brown will start to show in the white. 

Place the HTV centered on the antler. 

Make sure to always have either the HTV backing,  parchment paper or teflon sheet between the HTV and straightener, etc.
Otherwise,  the HTV will  stick to the straightener. 

I think they really turned out really cute!

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Teenager Party Games

I'm always getting asked what games do I use for teenagers.  Games for teenagers is always a challenge, especially if there are younger kids at the party as well.  Here's a list of my Teenager's approved games.  Just click on the titles and it will take you to the game on our blog.  My teenager's love these games,  so we hope you find what you're looking for. Click the title to be redirected within our blog or to an Amazon link.

Hershey Kiss Game on our blog.

Candy Bar Party Game on our blog.

Root Beer Pong Party Game with a Twist on our blog.

Shaving Cream Fight on our blog

Mouth Guard Karaoke
Sing Karaoke while wearing mouth retractors. Watching some one sing a song like "Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake with a mouth guard/retractor while the are drooling and slurring is hilarious. It's fun for Christmas caroling too.

Extreme Spoons
Instead of placing the sons in the middle of the table,  put them all over the room in challenging places.   You have to run and get them. Careful on where you put them,  things will be broken and fought over.

Poop The Potato on our blog.
Really the possibilities are endless on replacing the Potato with a different object. 

Pudding Eating Contest on our blog.

Pudding Pictionary on our blog.

Candy Tape Ball Game on our blog.

Beanboozled Amazon link

Pringle Ringle on our blog.

Divergent Party on our blog.
Divergent game

Swamp Fishing on our blog.

Beard Game on our blog.
(fun for Bachelor Party, Baby Shower, Father's Day, Christmas, New Year's Eve)

Flour Game

Nerf War on our blog.
nerf party

You roll to catch a flying turd.  It was so much fun!

Cookie Face

Give each player an Oreo cookie.  Have players sit in chairs. Place the cookie in the center of players foreheads.  Using only your face muscles-no hands, move the cookie into your mouth and eat the cookie. If the cookie falls off, you must place it back in the center of your forehead and start over. First player to finish eating the cookie is the winner.

Sticky Tongue

Give each player a Fruit by the Foot.  Unroll the Fruit by the Foots. Hang them from each player’s mouth. Put your hands behind your back. Race to see who can eat the Fruit by the Foot first using only your mouth- no hands. If it breaks off and falls you are out! First person the eat the entire Fruit by the Foot is the winner.

If you liked these games, you might also like these holiday games on our blog:

Fourth of July Party Games
Fourth of July Glow in the Dark
Halloween Bones Party Game
Vampire Talk Party Games
Crypt Keeper's Crypt Game
DIY Monster Party Games

Turkey Wattle Game

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Crypt Keeper's Crypt Halloween Party Game

Halloween is our favorite time of year.  We always go all out with decorations, activities,  and games.  This game was a big hit with the family.  

It is so much fun and you can change it up to match any holiday or theme.

You will need:
2-4 cauldrons (you could use garbage cans or buckets)

A bone for each player (we like to do 2 turns each, so we do twice as many bones)
Optional: life size skeleton

How to Play:

Have the group split into two teams.
Line up the teams on one side of the room or yard.

Place a cauldron with enough bones for each team member inside it in front of each team.
Place a cauldron on the other side of the room or yard.

Each team member must race one at a time, waddling with the bones between their legs or thighs, to the cauldron across the room or yard. No Hands!

The players must drop the bones into the cauldron and run back to their team.  If the bone was dropped anytime before the cauldron they must start over.  If the bone does not land in to cauldron, you must start over.

Once the player has returned, the next player can go.
Repeat until all the players have had a turn.

The first group to finish is the winner.

If you want to soften the fall, you can put spider webs, cotton balls or batting in the bottom of the cauldron.  This might look like smoke.

There are many different ways to play this game.

Witches Brew
Gather up all your fun unbreakable Halloween decorations for ingredients for your witches Brew.  We used a plastic skull, foam pumpkin, squishy shrunken head, plastic rat, plastic body organs, brain, yellow ball for the moon, fake fruit, doll, spiders, Scorpions, plastic potion bottles, crystal balls (glitter filled water balls),  etc.

Pumpkin Plop
Foam or mini pumpkins & gourds of different kinds.


Sewer Rats
Sewer  rats into a small metal garbage can.

You can use ping pong eyes, inflatable eyes, or paint some small balls into eyes.

Werewolf Droppings
Like the Poop the Potato game.  Here's a Link to their video.  But, they didn't create the game, it's actually been around for quite a while.  It was a good reminder from childhood, and we decided to play it for our family party. We later played it at my daughter's birthday party.  They loved it!

*This game is definitely one of those games that depending on who you are playing it with, it's either a big hit or a big miss.   People either think it's hilarious or just gross. 
*Play with silly crazy fun people only.

Spiders into a Web
I would use large spiders or bugs, and drop them into a net (looks like a web)

You could use Halloween stuffed animals or bean bags.  
The possibilities are limitless.

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