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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Maze Party Game
I am planning a "Santa Goes to Seussville" office party for December 2012. I start planning these parties a year in advance because they involve games. I have a Seussville board I've already started on Pinterest and another blog on how I made the houses.
Because the party has been at the office itself the past four years, I have to be that much more creative. I knew that I wanted the "active" game to use scooters. I've already priced the razors (it has handlebars) at Walmart. I had been thinking of having an obstacle course, but my mind just wouldn't go there.
The other day, I saw a maze on a Pinterest site. It was outside and for a four year old's birthday party. I needed something architects and wives would be willing to do--in party clothes. When I started a Google search for mazes, lots of ideas were online. But, the simplicity of one like the one I made above is a winner for me. They have gray tiles they imported from Italy on the floors. So, I can't do anything to mar them. But, painters' tape in a pattern like the one above would be easy to put down and remove.
The contestants would be timed going through the maze. I will probably have stickies on the walls for them to collect as they go through (Seuss related).
We have a table construction contest every year. I've decided they are going to have to build a 4' tall Seussville house from boxes. Last year they built a cabin from newspaper logs. They year before that, they decorated gingerbread houses with candy I had hidden all over the office. I have to research how to make sticky backed paper. I saw the formula on Pinterest. They can coat construction paper to make the house decorations.
(See why I plan so far in advance--trial and error).
I saw another pin that used a metal ball with a stick and magnet to get it through a maze. We can build it with foam core. I can mount it vertically to make it harder. Of course, I would have it travel through Seussville graphics.
I found a pin with a pattern for the Dr. Seuss fish. I will make them for the fishbowls I used for last year's Margaritaville.
This morning I spent time making a beach backdrop for that party in September. I'll blog about it when it's done.