Thursday, June 30, 2011

Games, Games and More Games

Pin It Well we are coming to the end of the Medieval Party Posts but I get to share the games and costumes with you :)

When you think Medieval first thing that comes to mind is jousting! Yeap we did it!
Next is sword duels! Yeap we did those too!
We even slayed a dragon! :)

Zechariah had in his mind exactly what he wanted and how he wanted it to look, but we had to bust his bubble on a few things.

First thing we wanted to do was split the kids up in teams. I did this as they showed up and I kept in mind that I needed the same number on the red team and purple team, along with having girls on both teams etc.

We wanted to give the kids something to wear that said what team they were on and we did that with felt sashes.

These sashes were very easy to make, we bought a couple yards of felt on the fabric roll in each color. Decided how wide we wanted them, then cut off a triangle at the bottom and sewed them together. That was it, I believed we made 50 of them in under 2 hours. Also as the kids walked in we gave them face guards (cardboard party hat type ones) all I have to say was waist of money. :( they broke or ripped with in minutes.

First Game we played was a dress up game, I am not sure if it has a name or not.
You start with one pair of dice, a costume, and a present wrapped many times.
With everyone in a circle you start rolling the dice in a plastic drinking cup. If you do not roll doubles just pass it along to the next person. 
If you get doubles you run into the center and start putting on the clothing.
When fully dressed you get to start opening the present.
BUT when the next person gets doubles its their turn and you have to undress and let them go.
And the next person does the same thing, until someone opens the present and win the game.
Here are a few photos of our time

The gift was a jar with a few dollars of change in it.

Next up was sword duels
We went and bought 2 Nerf swords and 2 shields at the Halloween store for this game.
We handed out noise making blow horns for the kids to cheer on their team mate.
Gave them a time of 2 minutes or 3 hits whatever comes first.
They had a blast and here are a few photos to prove it! :)

You see in the photos the two kids that were sword dueling at the time wore parts to a knights costume. We purchased 2 of the head protectors and with the same felt we used for the sashes we made chest and back dressings. All we did was cut a head whole in the fabric and sewed on ties on the sides (which never got used). We also bought 2 iron-ons, a cross and a dragon to put on the front of them.

After the sword duel we sent them on a hay ride.

We had made a schedule of what we were going to do and what time we were going to do it. We had alittle over 50 people there and wanted some sort of control! lol  Actually Zechariah wanted his hay ride to be at twilight and this was the main reason for the time schedule since we knew what time the sun was going to start setting.

He got his twilight, this was their view on the hayride! :)

While they were on the hayride a few mom's and us got the food ready and as they came back we had them eat.

Then back outside for what we called castle wall wars. We had a huge box of those balls from ball pins and put up some mini walls that we built out of foam blocks that were left over from building the house. The kids split up into their teams and went at it.

After the Castle Wall War we went on to Jousting. Now we weren't going to give a bunch of 13 year old kids real lance's or even real horses. Zechariah came up with some ideas of riding lawnmowers, or something like that. Again we had to say no.
We found a couple of super soft pony's at Tractor Supply Store (to use as horses) and made the lance's from swimming noodles, duck tape and bamboo sticks. We slide the bamboo up in the noodle to keep them straight and put on a handle, then covered the whole thing in duck tape.
Again we used the red and purple chest dressings from sword dueling.


I have to say the games and costumes were a HUGE success and no one got hurt! :)

Tomorrow you will get the last post on our Medieval Party and it will be the slaying and burning of the dragon.

Have a great night!

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