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2014 BIG GAME PARTY
A fun party including our annual unique quiz for the Super Bowl!
Another free resource from www.TheSource4YM.com
HOW TO DO THE "BIG GAME" PARTY FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY:
First, make sure you are up to date with the legalities of what you can and cannot do at a "Super Bowl" party, such as, "Can you even call it a 'Super Bowl' party?!!" Actually… now you can! CLICK HERE for all the latest updates on how to make sure your Super Bowl party is legal.

WHERE:
You need to find a place to host the party! You can use your church's youth room (if you have a TV source), sanctuary, or you could ask to use a church member's home. Unlike some previous years, there are NO restrictions on the size of the screen or the number of screens you can use. Think BIG!!

WHEN:
Super Bowl Sunday of course, this coming Sunday, February 2, 2014.

PRIZES:
That's right-grab some cool prizes to give away. (Let your students know ahead of time they can win prizes... they're a great draw for your party!). Dinner certificates, iTunes gift cards, ski tickets, sports memorabilia, free registration on upcoming youth ministry trip, etc. all work great for prizes. Or, if you don't have resources/funds for those kinds of prizes, there are always SNICKERS, MILK DUDS and SOUR PATCH KIDS! The prizes go to those who do best on the "Big Game Quiz." You'll see... keep reading!

COST:
It's gotta be free! You can't charge money for a television or movie event. But you can do a "BRING YOUR OWN..." event- your basic POT LUCK. (For example, girls bring a 2 Liter and guys bring a bag of chips. Or you can have each age group bring a certain type of food.)

SUPER BOWL DAY AGENDA:
The agenda for this event is pretty easy. You give them a quiz (see BIG GAME QUIZ below) as they enter the party. They have to fill it out before the game begins because some of the questions have to do with the beginning of the game, like coin toss. Don't allow anyone to fill out the quiz past kickoff- they'll have an unfair advantage with the final score, etc.

Then you just let everyone enjoy the game (while one of you keeps stats for some of the answers to the quiz- keep reading).. You can also interject a few "Super Bowl Challenges" from our UP FRONT GAMES page and give a few prizes away. Then at the end, tally up the quizzes and give away the grand prizes.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Yes, YOU have to note certain stats during the game to complete your answer key, then tally the quizzes right there at the party so you can award the winner immediately.)

It's a great event where students can get to know each other. For More "Big Game" Party ideas from prior e-Zines CLICK HERE.

HOW TO DO OUR ANNUAL BIG GAME QUIZ:
A Super Bowl Competition for Your "BIG GAME" Party: The BIG GAME Quiz... A Football-knowledge Quiz For All!

IMPORTANT NOTE: THESE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PERSON GIVING THE BIG GAME QUIZ? NOT THE KIDS.


The quiz is one of the fun aspects of the party. This is the quiz that you give each student as they walk in the party. The quiz asks some basic football knowledge questions, and some questions specific to the game that day. A lot of the questions are just plain luck- like who will win the coin toss, or whether Coke or Pepsi will have the first commercial. Other questions might ask who will get the most yards, etc.

Have students take the quiz before they enter- and -IMPORTANT- have a group of adult volunteers take notes during the game, filling in the answers, and then have them tally up the scores as the game ends. (Some of the answers won't be complete until the finish of the game. i.e.: Who is going to win?)

I've made up a possible quiz for you with the help of my die-hard football-fan friend Todd Pearage (A Steelers fan, no doubt) who most of you know from our MOVIE REVIEW page. Feel free to also look at www.nfl.com or www.superbowl.com for more good information on the teams, half time shows, etc. so you can add, change, or verify more quiz questions.

PLEASE READ THIS: I say again- because every year some people email me after the event and ask us for the answers. WE DON'T PROVIDE ALL THE ANSWERS... because we can't. That's the purpose of this quiz, to tally it during the game and give away the prize at the end of your party. Most of these answers are determined during the game- and you'll need someone to take notes during the Super Bowl game to make your answer key for correcting the quizzes at the end! We only provide answers to the questions that will not be determined during the game. Also- DON'T print out the answer key for the kids. (Yeah... duh! But you would NOT believe how many people email us every year about both!)















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