Wyatt Leveled Up to being an 8-year-old this year! With that comes another Mini Games Obstacle Course, an athletically influenced birthday party theme. He went with his favorite YouTube Channel, Dude Perfect, and all the amazing things those guys can do.
Mini Games Obstacle Course | Part 1
Mini Games and Trick Shots combined for this Birthday Game Plan. Since he is 8 now, I’m dividing this post into 2 parts: Levels 1-4 and Levels 5-8 in Party 2. Let’s Go!
Level 1 – This or That Wyatt Edition
Wyatt does love to quiz his friends on the most current “This or That” debate about himself. This is a game my sister created at my niece’s birthday last year and it’s been a crowd favorite ever since. It’s the perfect kick starter in the Mini Game Obstacle Course. Everyone gets to learn a little bit more about Wyatt and even get a good laugh or two. Everyone wins (always) which meant they took a trip to the Prize Table for a Gatorade Bottle to flip at Level 2.
Level 2- Bottle Flip Target Challenge
Bottle Flipping, flipping anything really is a classic Mini Game Obstacle Course level on the YouTube Show. So, we had to include it. Wyatt has been flipping things in our house now for the year he’s been watching these guys. Check out this Instagram Reel from July of 2022.
I used Excel to create a target over 6 sheets, printed it and trimmed it up, then taped it to a foam board. I do love this balloon arch that was so ridiculously cheap on Amazon. It really made the whole party more exciting.
Kids went in a line and flipped their Gatorade Bottle until it landed on the target. Some too multiple tries while others nailed it quickly. We learned that if you drink the Gatorade down just a bit you get a better flip. Upon passing this level and everyone’s successful flipping, they came to the prize table and won Sweatbands in the Party Colors. Our pictures were much cooler moving forward as they wore through the remaining levels.
Level 3- Wheel of Fortunate
Now, on the show, they do a Wheel of “Un”fortunate, but I wasn’t about to do that at a birthday party. For our Wheel, we chose fun and nice things like, sing a song, do a dance, and give a compliment. I also made sure kids could pass if they felt uncomfortable doing anything in front of the group. It’s a personal goal of mine to make sure everyone feels included and safe at every single party we have. I also never break parties up into teams for that exact reason. Everyone is equal, there is no invisible party pecking order and everyone leaves happy. I typically theme our birthday parties around a giant mission and “level-passing” that the entire group has to work together to achieve. Anyway, enough on that piece.
I found this affordable and easy-to-assemble 15” Spinner on Amazon.
I knew these three games would take up half the party time. The Prize for Level 3 was serving Pizza. Since there is no way to actually win this level other than just spinning, everyone won and it was a great natural divide into eating. After everyone ate, we moved on to Level 4 and most of the Trick Shots.
Find all of those in Part 2, the Trick Shot Obstacle Course post.
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