It snowed again today. School was cancelled. (I cleaned the bathrooms!) Payton & Anna built snowmen and Conner shoveled the driveway and sidewalk. His payment came in the form of candy cleaned out of Scott's forbidden zone.
So, in honor of the snow I thought this would be the perfect time to post details of our Winter Wipeout Party.
We love Wipeout. The kids laugh hysterically and I love that it is something that we can all watch together. It usually airs during the summertime, but the show was soooo successful that they brought it back for a season of "Winter Wipeout." We were thrilled to hear this news and since early January we have held a family Wipeout Party every Friday night. Nothing too crazy - just popcorn or ice cream and lots of laughs.
A few weeks ago when we had family here for Payton's baptism I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take the Wipeout Party to the next level. I brainstormed food & activity ideas for a few weeks and here's what I came up with.
white chocolate covered pretzel rods . . .
a summer sausage . . .
The 7-Letter Word was my favorite to make! I felt so proud of myself when I came up with this idea. I used a recipe for Stained Glass Jell-O to mimic the frothy, snow & ice covered waters. And then I cut the letters from fruit roll-ups. Wa-la!
(This recipe also came in handy last week for the Blue & Gold banquet when I used blue & yellow jell-o.)
Watch an episode of Winter Wipeout, of course.
Make Sinister Snowflakes.
Make your own Ballsy. Ballsy is the Wipeout mascot. You don't often see him on the weekly episodes, but he's always behind the scenes throwing snowballs at the contestants.
Make snow. I had some of this Insta-Snow leftover from Conner's Mad Science Birthday Party. It is fun stuff, but it can be messy.
The week before the party I scored a deal on a free custom vinyl banner! All I had to do was pay shipping. I think it added the perfect touch to this party.
The end! Not too crazy, but just fun and themed enough to add something special to the day.
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