Friday, January 1, 2010

Anderson Family Reindeer Games Challenge

Damen, Tyler and Bryant with the Reindeer Game Scoreboard
Preparing for Christmas Cookie Fear Factor

Preparing for Christmas Cookie Fear Factor... they were all smiling at this point

Grandma and Frank with all the grand kids

Our Anderson Family Reindeer Games Challenge Winners: Alec and Brett

This year Chad and I (but mostly Chad) put together a series of games for the Anderson family to play the week before Christmas. We called the event "The Anderson Family Reindeer Game Challenge." We separated the family into 8 teams (with one adult and one child per team) and assigned each team to be a different reindeer. Each team was tasked with creating a team flag and we made a scoreboard that was on display throughout the week. Each night we played a different "reindeer game." The games varied from Christmas Carol Jeopardy to Wrapping Presents with no hands to North Pole Trivia (everyone was given 24 hours to find out as much as they could about the North Pole and everyone literally spent HOURS researching) :) to a special Christmas Fear Factor where each contestant had to eat a Christmas cookie with a "mystery ingredient" on it. (The mystery ingredients included ketchup, vinaigrette dressing, and garlic spread to name just a few.) The final game was a treasure hunt where each team was tasked with finding the "jingle bell rock." Complete mayhem broke out in this game as all the teams scrambled to find a painted rock buried in the snow. In the end Chad's brother Brett and his nephew Alec won the entire challenge when they were the first to find the "jingle bell rock." All and all, it was a very fun event, and I think we will try to make it a family tradition.


jodee said...

So creative and such a cute idea. You are lucky to be able to have family close by in order to celebrate the holidays with.

Marc Daybell said...

It all sounds like a lot of fun, with the exception of the 'Christmas Cookie Fear Factor' part. I'm afraid I would have to wimp out when it came time for me to sample cookies spread with garlic &/or vinaigrette dressing!

Hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas! The way we can tell ours was great is that it'll take us at least another 10 days to recover!

Love you all!



Marc Daybell said...

It was great having you home for Christmas and getting to spend time with you. Happy New Year. We can't wait to see you in March.