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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
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Something You Can Use: Super Bowl XL Party Ideas- and get ready for our annual Super Bowl quiz-a fun competition that you can use at your event!
Most of you know that in the U.S.A., we're somewhat fanatical about the Super Bowl.
And this big event coming on Sunday, February 5th, is a great opportunity to plan a party,
activity or event. This year we've got some great ideas- for those who like, and even those
who don't like, the Super Bowl.
THE SUPER BOWL XL PARTY QUIZ: Our Annual Tradition-We at THE SOURCE love to
provide you with a fun activity/competition you can use at your Super Bowl Event... another
ready-made "Super Bowl Quiz" for your Super Bowl party!
Picture this- students take a quiz as they enter the party. They have to fill it out before
going in (or entering the main room). Questions range from basic football knowledge (How many
points is a safety?) to questions specifically about the game that day. (Who will catch the most
passes for the home team?-multiple choice, of course!)
Then you just let everyone enjoy the game. At the end of the event, tally up the quizzes based on
the statistics from the game and give away prizes to the top three.
THE SOURCE will send out the 2006 quiz to all EZINE subscribers next issue-the week before the
Super Bowl. (CLICK HERE TO
CHECK OUT LAST YEAR'S QUIZ)
Here are a few more ideas you can do with Super Bowl XL:
THE COMMERCIAL COMPETITION:
Can you say "Wardrobe Malfunction?" Yes . . . many of us were shocked in years past by raunchy
commercials, the Janet Jackson "incident," etc. So why not have your small groups do a Commercial
Competition. That's what Carl from Texas did.
One to two weeks before the Super Bowl, they can put together their own commercial and edit it.
They have 3-4 minutes to broadcast a product, real or pretend (ie. the "shut up your youth pastor
who talks too much" remote control, etc.). On game day, during the first half, we tape the real
S.B. commercials while displaying our small group commercials. Then we show the real S.B.
commercials that are "edifying" in the second half. No one gets slimed by the junk (except the
one deciding which ones make the cut) and we give prizes to the winning commercial group. Hope
this idea helps. - Carl, Texas, USA
THE ANTI-SUPER BOWL PARTY
A group of youth-workers came up with this idea at my "Reaching
the Unchurched" Training one year in Cincinnati. Their ministry has attracted a lot of skaters
over the last few years. They don't see a lot of interest in the Super Bowl, so they thought, "Why
not do an Anti-Super Bowl Party."
They are bringing in all kinds of skateboard ramps and equipment for students to skate on all
afternoon. Then they'll have some special activities like The TV Smash, where
students will smash TV's with sledgehammers. (NOTE: If you opt to do this, you obviously will
want to research all safety precautions necessary, safety goggles, jump suits, safety for your
audience- use discernment.)
They said that they'll actually have a TV there with the game on as well- because they'd hate to
lose anyone who actually wanted to see the game. But, as you can see, the potential of ideas here
THE SUPER BOWL FEAST
Nothing brings out students like food. And the cheaper the better. This might be the opportunity
to do that burger bash or that pizza feed. All you can eat pizza for 3 bucks, prizes, the game on
the big screen, etc. This is a great one to use our Super Bowl Quiz that we provide every year and
award prizes for the top 3 quizzes.
THE COMMERCIAL FREE SUPERBOWL PARTY
Some of you might have noticed that the commercials can be pretty bad during the Super Bowl
(or anytime for that matter). Why not do a "Commercial Free" Super Bowl Party? Have a tech guy
kill the game every commercial (while watching it on a small monitor, knowing when to turn it
back on) and lead games or activities from our UP FRONT GAMES page
(CLICK HERE) during every break.
This is another great one to use with our Super Bowl Quiz.
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and author of the new book "Do They Run When They See You Coming? Reaching Out to Unchurched
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