2013 Survivor Party Challenges and Games for After-Prom Adventures


africa_archHost a Survivor Party featuring games and challenges modeled after your favorite moments on the hit CBS series. Though the latest Survivor season is over, there’s still fun you can have playing at home. Survivor also makes an awesome theme for an after-prom party! For a prom theme such as a luau, tropical prom, or safari prom, a Survivor after-prom makes a natural and fun party for students to get active and stay safe.

Hand out poker chips or other favors representing luxury items or votes at tribal council. The tokens can be saved or used throughout your Survivor challenges, emulating the competitive mood of the show, but within a more constrained situation.

Relay races are a huge part of the Survivor challenges. Create a relay race making use of themed props and your venue space. For example, for a Survivor party in your gym or yard, have the first leg challenge contestants run a three-legged race. For the next leg, you can create an obstacle course, and the final leg can be a sprint or other challenge. Keep the components of the race appropriate to the age of your guests. Remember relay sticks for keeping the game organized.

inflatable spider ring tossGuests can earn more chips or tokens in a gross-out eating contest. Stock up on gummy worms, dirt pudding, boiled carrots (fingers), or halved grapes (fish eyes) to create a contest like the infamous Survivor challenge. The contestant who can stomach the most within 90 seconds wins!

Use Survivor themed favors such as mint tins with a jungle logo, canteens, pith helmets, bandanas, or other prizes to create an incentive for a Survivor trivia scavenger mission. Use sidewalk stars to label your clues and hide them throughout your party space. You can use cones, ropes, or natural obstacles to create a difficult journey for your contestants. Ahead of the challenge pass out an answer sheet with certain spots highlighted. On the stars write a trivia question. When they find the answer and write out the answer, the highlighted letter will be part of a final keyword they’ll have to unscramble to win the grand prize. For example, on the star you might write “Who won the first season of Survivor” Their answer would be R I C H A R D H A T C H. If the H in Richard was highlighted that letter would contribute to the final keyword. The Survivor website is a great place to find questions.

If you’re hosting a Survivor themed after-prom party, retreat, or camp, you might be interested in this Survivor lesson plan. It features scaffolded activities to focus on different challenges and leadership skills. Get creative and adapt it for teens or adults to fit your guests.

Use our inflatable spider ring toss game as a silly, creepy challenge. Call the spider an amazonian tarantula that guests have to fend off to get to the next challenge. They have to land three rings on the spider to move on. We have plenty of other inflatable games for you to check out too!

Check out our other Survivor party Challenges for more ideas or create your own. What are your ideas?

2013 Survivor Party Challenges and Games


10szhwnsgmHost a Survivor Party featuring our party games and challenges modeled after your favorite moments on the hit CBS series. Though the latest Survivor season is over, there’s still fun you can have playing at home. Use our luau party supplies or safari party supplies to set the scene then get guests engaged in fun challenges to win immunity or the ultimate prize. Remember to split guests into tribes, keeping things fairly even based on age or fitness.

Hand out poker chips or other favors representing luxury items or votes at tribal council. The tokens can be saved or used throughout your Survivor challenges, emulating the competitive mood of the show, but within a more constrained situation.

Relay races are a huge part of the Survivor challenges. Create a relay race making use of themed props and your venue space. For example, for a Survivor party in your gym or backyard, have the first leg challenge contestants run a three-legged race. For the next leg, you can create an obstacle course, and the final leg can be a sprint or other challenge. Keep the components of the race appropriate to the age of your guests. Or you can have legs for kids to run and legs for adults to run, mixing things up. Remember relay sticks for keeping the game organized.

Guests can earn more chips or tokens in a gross-out eating contest. Stock up on gummy worms, dirt pudding, boiled carrots (fingers), or halved grapes (fish eyes) to create a contest like the infamous Survivor challenge. The contestant who can stomach the most within 90 seconds wins!

Use Survivor themed favors such as personalized mint tins with a jungle logo, canteens, bandannas  or other prizes to create an incentive for a Survivor trivia scavenger mission. Use sidewalk stars to label your clues and hide them throughout your party space. You can use field cones, ropes, or natural obstacles (bushes, hills, etc.) to create a difficult journey for your contestants. Ahead of the challenge pass out an answer sheet with certain spots highlighted. On the stars write a trivia question. When they find the answer and write out the answer, the highlighted letter will be part of a final keyword they’ll have to unscramble to win the grand prize. For example, on the star you might write “Who won the first season of Survivor” Their answer would be R I C H A R D  H A T C H. If the H in Richard was highlighted that letter would contribute to the final keyword. The Survivor website is a great place to find questions.

If you’re hosting a Survivor themed retreat, camp, or classroom, you might be interested in this Survivor lesson plan. It features scaffolded activities to focus on different challenges and leadership skills. Get creative and adapt it for kids or adults to fit your guests.
Use our inflatable spider ring toss game as a silly, creepy challenge. Call the spider an amazonian tarantula that guests have to fend off to get to the next challenge. They have to land three rings on the spider to move on. We have plenty of other inflatable games for you to check out too!

Check out our other Survivor Party Challenges for more ideas or create your own. What are your ideas?

Welcome Guests to the Communal with Survivor Invitations


Luau Party EnsembleAfter selecting this theme for your party, choose a slogan or theme to use in your invitations and to tie in decorations and personalized favors to your Survivor bash. Find the perfect slogan for your party by trying one of the following, or by thinking of one that fits your guest of honor’s personality:

• “Outwit, Outlast, Outplay!”
• “Take The Survivor Challenge”
• “Let’s Survive Together”
• “We Have an Alliance”
• “The Ultimate Tribal Council”
• “John Has Immunity Here”
• “The Final Reward”

Invitations:

Choose one of the following invitations to let your guests know that they won’t want to miss the fun:

The Luau Party Tableware Ensemble contains an invite that is perfect for this theme.

If you want a unique invitation, you must definitely make it look authentically Survivor. You can do this with our brown flat paper. Make sure you have it all crinkled up to create a faux leather look and be sure that the edges are rough and jagged and use a black felt tip pen to give all the details about the big event.

As an alternative, consider attaching a computer-generated or hand-written tag to a shell necklace or a giant tissue pineapple – use your imagination! Use curling ribbon, satin ribbon or pipe cleaners to attach.

In your invitation, encourage your guests to come dressed in Survivor style. As the party’s host, dress up, and you will be surprised to see how many of your guests will enjoy joining you. Wear a light and airy hibiscus print bucket hat as a buff and have a few extras on hand for your unprepared guests!

Decorations for a Sizzling Survivor Party


Lighted Tabletop Palm TreeShindigZ makes it easy to transport your guests to an exotic island with our large selection of decorating tips that will transform your party site into a tropical Survivor scene in a matter of minutes. Whether you are decorating a back yard, a school gym or a large convention hall, we have the decorations that guarantee you a scene right out of reality TV.

Outdoor Decorations:
• No Survivor Party would be complete without 16 lit torches. Line your front sidewalk with tiki torches leading the way to hours of island magic.
• Place a tiki entrance at your doorway to lead your guests into a native tropical paradise.
• Many Survivor parties take place around a pool or at a beach. Place our tiki pavilion nearby for a great spot to relax and enjoy a tropical drink or to pose for photos.
• Scatter a few tiki masks and tiki garden candles around your outdoor party area. Hang the masks on the walls or gates and surround your buffet table with the exotic candles.
• Surround your entire party site with palm leaf thatching and bamboo poles to create a festive tribal counsel area.

Indoor Decorations:
• The ever popular bridge that the survivors walked over is a must for this type of party. There is a bridge for decorative purposes only, sorry, no casting your votes over this bridge!
• Give your guests something to talk about when they enter your party by setting a pair of tiki torches right where they get their first drink.
• Cover unsightly walls or areas with a palm tree room setter.
• Palm trees are the ultimate mood setter so we recommend having as many on hand as you can afford. They are available in all shapes and sizes to fit any budget. For maximum effect, put your palm tree into a wading pool, fill it with sand, and add some plastic shells, starfish, and a coconut to the base of the tree. Add a little blue gossamer and some clear balloon “bubbles” to hide the sides of the pool.
• Because the gossamer drapes and hangs beautifully, you can easily create a stunning tropical waterfall. We have used doorways and ladders, or your waterfall can be attached directly to a ceiling or rooftop with pins or nails.
• Be sure to hang some tiki wall decorations on your walls, mirrors, doorways – you name it!

Table Decorations & Napkins:
Tropical Ti Leaves• Create a gorgeous tropical table in a snap! Start by setting your table with all the goodies in the Luau Party Ensemble, creating a placesetting at the table for each guest.
• Add instant charm with our lighted tabletop palm tree! It’s great for indoor or outdoor use.
• Lay some tropical ti leaves across your table, place a flaming tiki head at the center of the table, and surround it with coconut cups.
• Wrap your tables in true Survivor fashion with raffia table skirting. Add a string or two of tiki electric lights around the head table for extra flair.
• Order personalized napkins and have them imprinted with your party slogan and the design of your choice. Select a purple imprint. The napkins will serve several purposes – great decorating in disguise and a treasured memento for the guest of honor’s birthday scrapbook.

Survivor Party Challenges and Games


Tiki PinataOutwit, Outplay, Outlast! That’s the name of the game on Survivor and it can be your theme for the activities of the night as well. First though, here are a couple of fun ideas to get the party started:

In the invitations, tell your guests to bring along one luxury item to the party. Just like the show, this is the one thing that each survivor thinks they cannot live without. Once all the guests arrive, have everyone show their treasured item and tell why they brought it. You will be amazed at the creativity that people will show!

Another fun idea is to hold your Survivor party on the first night of a new Survivor TV season. Of course, you will want to watch the show as a group and once you are introduced to each of the new tribe members, write the 16 names down on small pieces of paper. Go around and have each person pull a name from a hat. To spice it up and have some fun, ask for a 5 dollar wager (probably a good idea to ask for the money BEFORE drawing out the names). Gather your friends back together for the finale and whoever drew the sole survivor’s name wins the pot of cash! Maybe not a million bucks, but enough to make the guests interested in the series!

Here are some challenges that may not grant immunity, but are sure to provide rewards in the end!

The young and the young at heart always enjoy the classic beach game of “limbo”. Check out a Limbo Kit and for a twist on this timeless favorite, try these variations:

Flashlight limbo – Turn off all the lights and use the beam of the flashlight as your limbo stick.
Garden-hose limbo – If party guests have their swimsuits on, or if the day is too hot for comfort, try using your garden-hose as the limbo stick.

Purchase or borrow a couple of hula-hoops. Let guests know that at a specified time there will be a “hula” contest and encourage them to practice if the mood strikes. Offer prizes, such as sun block and Chapstick, for endurance and creativity.

Fill a bowl with famous phrases, turn up the tropical music, and let your guests hula their way to winning. You could use “beach” related movies, songs, and TV shows as key phrases. (“Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii”; “Book ‘em Dano, from Hawaii 5-0″; “Itsy Bitsy Teensy Weensy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”) Or have a past Survivor trivia game and see who is the biggest fan of the reality show.

Have a gummy bug or worm eating contest – the winner eats the most creepy crawlies in a minute.

If your party is outdoors in the summertime, have a fun game of water wars. Nothing adds excitement to a hot sunny day more than a few water balloons and a hose!

Set up a scavengar hunt and send the survivors on a mission to find the prize. First group to recover the hidden treasure wins immunity!

Take turns being a child again and swinging at a vibrant Tiki Pinata for fists full of tropical treats!

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