To make sure everyone brought their game faces, we sent out a custom invitation clearly stating the theme. We designed it in Word by copying and pasting this image into a document and then picking a font that matched.
Here are the games we chose and what is needed for each:
Junk in the Trunk
1 Tissue box - the rectangle shaped one with an oval hole.
8 Ping Pong Balls
Fasten an empty tissue box around your waist so that the box sits at the small of your back. Fill the box with the 8 ping pong balls. The goal is to get all of the balls out of the box without using your hands. This is a hilarious challenge, and a good ice breaker to start the game off.
Tilt a Cup
Ping Pong Balls
Bounce a ping pong ball on the ground and catch it in the cup. Then place a new cup on top and repeat with another ping pong ball so that you are building a wobbly stack of cups and balls. Once every cup has a ball you've won.
Starting with a single stack of cups, build a perfect pyramid and take it down back to a single stack of cups. This seems easy but really is pretty hard!
Face the Cookie
We made this into a partner challenge. Each team member starts with a cookie on their forehead. Using only your face, move the cookie from your forehead to your mouth. The cookie cannot be tossed in the air and caught; it has to remain in contact with your face. Each partner has to complete this challenge to get a point.
Keep it Up
Another partner challenge, each partner is given a feather. They must keep their feather in the air for one full minute. If either one lets the feather touch the ground, they don't get a point. This one was difficult - we gave each team two chances!
If you need a Tie Breaker...
We had three teams tied for first, so we had to come up with a last-minute tie breaker. We made a sort of extreme Tilt A Cup. Each partner stands facing each other a few steps apart holding a cup and a ping pong ball. At the same time, they must bounce their balls into their partners cup. Then a new cup is stacked on top in typical Tilt A Cup fashion. They keep going for the full minute and we counted the cups each partner was holding at the end. Most cups wins!
If you're throwing a shower for a couple who are a little less traditional and always up for a laugh, this is a great theme. We had so much fun I don't think anyone minded we well exceeded the 5-8 pm time frame on the invitation!
Does Minute to Win It sound like a couple shower challenge you would take on? What other types of games have you played at a couple shower?
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