How to Create Your Own 4th of July Celebration


The 4th is about more than fireworks and no matter where you go across the country there is always something to celebrate. Whether it is the local parades put on in small towns, to the famous concerts, competitive eating competitions, or celebrations of the local cuisine there are festivals out there for everyone this July. You can take your cue from these festivals to throw your own homemade 4th of July festival. Uncle sam on fireworks rocket

The 4th is about Food

Around the country there are festivals celebrating local cuisine or ingredients. From celebrating the humble tomato to keeping track of how many hot dogs a person can consume, food is never far from people’s mind. You too can celebrate the humble hot dog in your own backyard. Provide your guests with a wide range of toppings for them to put on their hot dogs. If you have some big eaters at your party you can hold your own hot dog eating contest. Award prizes to the top three eaters.

For those who have a sweet tooth set out an ice cream sundae bar. It is a great way to beat the heat, and everyone can find some topping that they like.

The 4th is about Family

Everyone enjoys a holiday weekend together, plan a party that appeals to every age group. Activities are a great way to bring age groups together. Have fathers and sons compete against mothers and daughters in classic field day races. Have entire families participate in scavenger hunts to see which family works together the best.

The 4th is still about Fireworks

Even though there is so much more to celebrate, no 4th celebration is complete without fireworks. You can keep them in mind all day by decorating your yard with firework themed decorations and tableware. With these colorful decorations your party is sure to be a blast.

Shindigz Summer Games: Race to the Golden Dog Bone Closing Ceremony


The Shindigz Summer Games: Race to the Golden Dog Bone celebrated two and a half weeks of fun, do-it-yourself games today with the closing ceremonies. Party Hosts attended the Shindigz Company Meeting without knowing you had won the last event, the Agility Obstacle Course. With a remarkable time of 49:50, the Party Pooches won the last event that was worth 40 points.

Agility Obstacle Course Results:
1st Place: Party Pooches
2nd Place: Hot Dawgz
3rd Place: Ankle Biters

Game Ambassador, Jo Carter, announced the overall winners of the Summer Games. There were Golden Dog Bones for 1st place. silver dog paw for 2nd place and bronze fire hydrant for third place.

Final 2012 Race to the Golden Dog Bone  Results:
1st Place: Party Pooches
2nd Place: Kick ‘em in the Shindigz
3rd Place: Hot Dawgz
4th Place: Taj Mutt-hals
5th Place: Snoop Doggy Dawgz
6th Place: Ankle Biters

Party Hosts really enjoyed the 1st annual summer games and hope to have another competition to celebrate the winter games in 2014.

Miss some of the fun? Check out our other blog posts for fun party games and events you can do at home.

Shindigz Summer Games: Agility Obstacle Course


The final event for the Shindigz Summer Games: Race to the Golden Dog Bone took place earlier this morning. Shindigz Party Hosts participated in an Agility Obstacle Course. The obstacle course was full of Shindigz products! First, participants had to weave between colorful field cones, and then they had to dive into a tube and army crawl through it. Party Hosts then ran through a tire drill but instead of tires, the circles were made with glow necklaces. This was followed by hop scotch and a straight line drawn in sidewalk chalk that was walked like a tight rope. Party Hosts raced over to a limbo game and had to be careful not to knock the stick off. The most challenging obstacle was kicking an inflatable soccer ball into an inflatable goal. Finally, the obstacle course ended with five jumping jacks and running through the finish line. Each team was timed and the results will be announced at the closing ceremony tomorrow at the Shindigz Company Meeting. These results will also help determine the first ever Race to the Golden Dog Bone Champion.

This obstacle course is just one example of do-it-yourself games and events you can create at home. Check back tomorrow for the final results and to see which of the six teams will be crowned as champions.

Shindigz Summer Games: Puppy Chow Eating Contest


What creative do-it-yourself game did the folks at Shindigz come up with for today’s event in the Race to the Golden Dog Bone? Party Hosts participated in a Puppy Chow Eating Contest. Shindigz provided a tasty batch of peanut butter and chocolate Puppy Chow for each of the six participating teams. Each person raced to eat the puppy chow as fast as possible while keeping their hands behind their back at all times. To keep with the dog theme, Party Hosts ate their puppy chow out of dog bowls. It was a close race, but the Hot Dawgz came out on top.

Puppy Chow Eating Contest Results:
1st Place: the Hot Dawgz
2nd Place: Snoop Doggy Dogz
3rd Place: Party Pooches

The last event of the summer games is an obstacle course in the Shindigz Lawn tomorrow morning with 40 points at stake!Watch for our Shindigz Summer Games updates as The Race for the Golden Dog Bone concludes later this week with our closing ceremony and awards. The first ever Race to the Dog Bone Champion will be announced on Thursday.

Shindigz Summer Games: 3 Paws Race


The final week of the Shindigz Summer Games: Race to the Golden Dog Bone began this week with a fun twist on the classic three-legged race. To keep with the dog theme, the game was renamed “3 Paws Race”. Two party hosts from each team were bound together at the leg by a red paisley bandana and had to race to their field cone and back to complete the race.  It was a fun race as each team worked together to cross the finish line.

3 Paw Race Results:
1st Place: Party Pooches
2nd Place: Hot Dawgz
3rd Place: Kick ‘em in the Shindigz

This three legged race is a great example of how you can create your own summer games with household items or party supplies. Watch for our Shindigz Summer Games updates as The Race for the Golden Dog Bone concludes later this week with our closing ceremony and awards.

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