Make your barbecue party the best it can be. Plan to have games to add to the fun. Everyone will get in on the spirit of the party when they play something fun before, during and after the food has been served. Here are some ideas to get your barbecue party planning off to a terrific start.
The Tie-A-Yellow-Ribbon Game
This is a great game to introduce everyone to the party if there is an even number of guests in attendance. All you have to do is buy ribbon and cut it into various lengths. Make sure to end up with about a hundred uneven pieces, put everyone in pairs, and have them search the yard to find as many pieces of ribbon as they can.
Partners have to work together to tie each piece they find into one long ribbon. The team with the longest piece of ribbon at the end of fifteen minutes wins.
The Couple’s Relay
Dole out crackers to an even number of couples. Each couple must eat two crackers. Then, as quickly as they can, they must each whistle a designated tune to their partner. If the partner guesses the song correctly, he or she must pop an already blown up balloon by sitting on it. After this is accomplished, the couple has to run to a finish line with an orange poised between their lips. To prove they are done, they must have one person sit on the other person’s lap at the finish line.
Lay an Egg Game
Partner pairs of couples. Have each couple stand with their backs to one another. Put a raw egg between their backs. Allow each couple to try to place that egg on the floor without it breaking. The first couple that successfully places the egg on the ground, between their backs without it breaking, wins the game. No cracks are allowed in this game!
The Belly Burst Game
Have everyone divide into pairs randomly. Each couple must hold a balloon in between their stomachs. The couple who burst a balloon first using only their stomachs wins the game.
These are some of the more unique games for barbecue gatherings, but the old standbys of potato-sack races, balloon tosses and baseball will do. Even croquet, Frisbee, Badminton and horseshoes are great ways to add relaxing fun to a barbecue gathering.