Thursday, September 9, 2010

Minute to Win It!

Have you seen this game show? It's SO fun! Guy Fieri- yes the cook- or the Diners, Dive Ins, and Dives guy- is the host. How he went from food to game show hosts- I don't know. I know a lot of things- but this one I just don't have the answer to.
Anyhow- Ciara turned *gasp* 12- twelve- (or in her mind 12teen- I am pretty sure she already thinks she is a teenager) We decided to have a Minute to Win It game night for her birthday party. We had a blast.

So on the show- they come up with all different kinds of challenges- "blueprints" -and the contestants have 60 sec to complete the blueprint to win money- like a MILLION dollars BIG money~! They list all the challenges on the website so contestants can practice before they come on the show.

We changed the rules a little bit-
1. no practice before game night
2. no money for prizes (booooo)

We still had a blast and it was funny watching the kids do silly things- like try to get an Oreo cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using hands.

The prizes- filled with millions of dollars- LOL! yea right!
The food- Ciara's favorites- Mexican Pinwheels
Stuffed Mushrooms- yummy!

Chicken Enchilada dip-

and queso- of course-
Place 1 Oreo cookie on your forehead. Wiggle the cookie into your mouth with out the use of your hands. (on the show- you have to do 3 in 60 seconds)

ok go!

Hard to do when you are laughing so hard!

No hands!
Get it- get it! almost there!


Blow up the balloon and use your air from the balloon to knock pyramid of cups OFF the table. All cups must be blown off the table.

I thought some of the kids were going to pass out for sure!
Especially Caleb- he was turning red!

Go girls go!

Tie a yo-yo around pant loop on the back. Players must swing yo-yo to knock over pyramid of cups on table.
This was one was hard- and dangerous!
watchout for flying yo-yo's
Wade needed protection-
dizzy kids everywhere- LOL!
Place M&Ms on butter knife and lift it to your mouth and eat the M&Ms- this one was too easy
(on the show you have to make a little lever system- around your ears using string- but we didnt' get into all that)

Present time!
New shades
My name is Awesome!
Watchout- new bike!

Yay- onto the cake....
wait a sec.... she is NOT turning 21-

ahhh.... much better-
With a new bike- comes new riders-
the girls-Ciara and her Nanny-

We had a great time. Ciara was so excited that her Nanny got to be there to enjoy the fun! She sure is growing up too fast. But I love every minute- she is so smart, athletic and good at just about everything she puts her mind to. I am proud of the young lady that she is- Happy birthday! We love you!!


  1. wow that looks like a TON of fun!! man, i wish i could've gone or had bday parties like that! LOVE the cool bike! Happy 12th Ciara!

  2. Happy birthday Ciara! Her party looks like it was a blast!

  3. Birthday Minute to Win It parties are the BEST!!! the season finale of the show is on tomorrow. better check that out for new games to play at parties!