Reality Television makes for Great Birthday Parties
Reality television seems to be taking the world by storm. What once began as a few shows on cable television dedicated to real life situations has spiraled into what seems to be a gold mine for television studios around the world. With so many people watching television and tuning in week after week as dreams are won and lost it makes sense that children, teens, and adults alike might find the idea of a reality television inspired birthday party appealing on many levels. There are many directions you can take with party ideas such as this and the planning is often the most expensive part of these parties and that requires a little time and attention. You just might take the neighborhood by storm by creating your own reality television inspired birthday party. If you are a little stuck on ideas, perhaps the suggestions below will help.
America Idol. Arguably the most popular of all reality television shows this is one that seems to get the largest audience response and has won top billing in the ratings war since it's first season. Bring the search for the next American pop star into your very own living room by setting the stage and inviting guests to hit you with their best shots at star dom. You can have a panel of judges that have comments to make after each performance and you can establish a rule that requires everyone to perform at least once. This is a fun party to have but be sure the judges are kind (in other words, no Simon for the sake of fragile egos).
The Amazing Race. This is a fun birthday party idea because the winner isn't determined by one thing alone. This will require a lot of advanced preparation in order to make entertaining but is a lot of fun when it is pulled off well. Enlist the help of others for any driving that needs to be done and for great ideas for challenges. This is about working together as a team and having fun so keep things somewhat challenging but also fun so that there is a sense of accomplishment for doing a job well for everyone involved. Survivor. Fans of Survivor know that this is so much more than just a television show. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Your first rule of order will be to divide the guests into teams. I recommend drawing toothpicks with different colored plastic on the ends rather than choosing teams so that no one is left out and that one team doesn't have an unfair advantage because they know each other better.
You will want to have challenges that are both physical and mental to help build a sense of team. Be sure to have an assortment of dollar tree "survival gear" to give out as prizes. Campfire foods such as hot dogs and s'mores are a good idea and make for easy clean up without damaging the theme too terribly much. Once all the games have been played you can settle in for a night of Survivor episodes on DVD or DVR. With reality television being so widely watched it is a great idea to include your favorite show in your birthday party idea box. There are plenty of shows from which to choose the trick is in finding the one show that sparks your interest as well as your imagination. Hopefully you've gotten some great ideas for beginning here. PPPPP 589 .
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