And now for all the Trick Shot Obstacle Course Levels! This post is for the second half of our Dude Perfect Themed Birthday Party Obstacle Course. The first half of our party was Mini Games, which you can go back to a read HERE: Mini Games Obstacle Course | Part 1
Trick Shot Obstacle Course
The second half of our Obstacle Course is where all the fancy Trick Shots that you see on the YouTube Show come in. These levels required lots of adjusting to make sure all kids were successful including letting them stand closer or modifying the task entirely. Again, the goal is not to have anyone leave crying or upset because the party was “too hard” to have fun. You’ll know what I mean when you’re 4 levels deep into your own party and have overestimated how well 8 year-olds can throw a frisbee 😉
Level 4 | Ladder Trick Shot
Not so much of a Trick Shot as it is a Mini Game but still. The goal here was to have the kids score points through which ladder rung they threw the football. Those points would then determine how far back they had to stand in Level 5. My glaring error was building this Obstacle Course around Wyatt’s skill set and a majority of his friends. It turns out not a lot of kids have ever thrown a frisbee, let alone knock something down from 5-steps back, so heads up! Passing this level was easy enough, awarding each of them their very own frisbee to use next, at Level 5.
I really liked these foldable Frisbees from Amazon that everyone got to keep.
Level 5 | Frisbee Basket Toss
I’m a huge fan of multitasking the expenses of the party INTO the party to make them functional and then take home as the favor. When I talk about Money Savers for Birthday Parties, this is a BIG one!
This next level proved to be one of the hardest for the kids as many couldn’t throw the frisbee straight. With modifications like, standing closer and moving the baskets tighter together, we did it!
Level 6 | Frisbee Bottle KnockDown
The next level wasn’t much different when it came to difficulty. We started with many bottles but eventually worked our way down to only one. All Levels put kids in a rapid-fire single-file line that dwindled down as kids knocked the bottles over. Once we were down to 4 kids, we made it much easier to reduce the difficulty.
Level 7 | Paper Football Field Goals
The old classic game the dads remembered… I bought some Valentine’s Boxes that had these suction cup field goals on them. On our one glass-top table we were able to teach kids how to fold the footballs and flicks. This one came easy enough for all kids as soon as they learned the technique.
Level 8 | Basketball Trick Shots
Quite possibly the crowd favorite. Billy created four Basketball Trick Shots that we named after the Dude Perfect Crew. Tall Guy was a shot from behind the hoop. Our Beard Bounce Trick Shot was just as it sounds, a bounce into the hoop. For TWINS you needed two people, and it included a pass. Finally, Purple Hoser was the hardest and it included a few spins. You can truly make them into anything you want for your party age group. I had the group complete 23 Trick Shots to pass the level because Wyatt’s Birthday is the 23rd. But you can choose any number you like. All four lines could go at the same time and kids could rotate through any line they chose. We did it this way to reduce the pressure of anyone not making the last shot or for anyone who wasn’t as confident in basketball. Again, the goal of our parties is to make them successful for everyone involved.
After passing each Trick Shot Obstacle Course Level, kids won something from the Prize Table. Head on over and see how that breaks down into prizes that are functional for the party HERE: Leveled Up Dude Perfect Prize Table
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