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Re: Monster Truck Birthday Party

From: Leanne
Date: 7/26/01
Time: 11:45:23 PM
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I'm just beginning to ponder this posting, so I may answer more than once (when's the party?). Here are some ideas though:


Roundabout Relay Your guests will jump for joy during this fun relay. Before the party, cut four large shapes out of cardboard. For added fun, make the shapes theme-specific to your party, (In this case, make them look like trucks by adding tinfoil headlights, paper plate or pie plate wheals,etc). At the party, divide your guests into two equal lines and give the first person in each line two of the cardboard shapes. These become the only thing they can step on as they travel from the front of the line, around a chair and back to the line again. The game begins by having the children place one cardboard shape on the ground and stepping on it, then placing the other cardboard shape on the ground in front and stepping on it. They then pick up the first cardboard shape and place it on the ground in front of the other, etc. When they reach the finish line, they hand the two cardboard shapes to the next player in line. The team to make it all the way around the course first, wins! You can get the general idea of what I mean by "make a truck out of a cardboard box" by peeking at the fire engines at http://maryland-info.com/firetruck.htm

The kids can continue to wear their trucks for the additional activities:

Blind Drivers Bluff Blindfold the person who will be the "driver." (It usually works best to let the birthday child be the first driver. Spin the blindfolded player around several times. Have the other players move around the driver making car and truck noises. The driver tries to locate the players by their sounds and tag the person closet to them. The first player who is tagged becomes the driver and the game continues.

Red Light, Green Light Before the game, lay two lengths of rope, or crepe paper, about 20 feet apart in your play area. The birthday child stands in front of one line (they're the Police Officer), and the others stand behind the opposite line. The game starts when the Police Officer turns his/her back on the other players and shouts, "Green Light!" They then turn their back and count to five. While he/she is counting, the other players try to run or walk quickly toward the Police Officer. When the Police Officer has finished counting to five he/she shouts, "Red Light!" and turns around quickly. The other players must freeze instantly. If the Police Officer catches anyone moving, they must return to the starting line. Play continues until one of the players crosses the line while the Police Officer's back is turned. That player then becomes the Police Officer.


Crank Case Oil Sundaes You will need: Vanilla ice cream Chocolate syrup Chopped peanuts Toothpicks Red construction paper. Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream in each guests' bowl and add chocolate syrup. Be sure to ask each guest if they would like chopped peanuts added to their sundae. Then add a toothpick with a homemade "stop sign" glued to the top. Your guests will love that extra special touch, but nothing will stop them from devouring these scrumptious sundaes.

Monster Truck Wheels You will need: 1/2 English muffin for each child Hot dogs 16 oz. can of baked beans 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Split English muffins in half and arrange on a cookie sheet. Spread beans on top of the muffin halves and sprinkle cheese on top of the beans. Cut hot dogs into thirds, then cut each lengthwise into four strips. Arrange 6 hot dog strips (for wheel spokes) on top of each muffin. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese melts.

That's all for now...

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