When my soon to be 11 year old told me she finally decided the theme of her party I was so excited. Then she said Bananas!
One thought. How am I going to pull this off and not having it look like a yellow Bachelorette party.
It took me a while and test banana cut outs to realize there will be no bananas on any food for this banana party. Nope. Not Beavercreek mom approved XD
I found an image of a painting by Warhol and instantly knew this would be the center piece.
The party was Bananas and the kids went swimming in our pool, raided the dessert table, we played the game wink murder (this was such a hit! See the instructions below!) and finished with cake and presents.
Even though the theme was bananas for me on so many levels it was the easiest party I have given!
Wink Murder: (we did a round where everyone thought they were the wink murderer. Get your camera ready it is hilarious XD)
In each round of play, one player is secretly assigned the role of "murderer", perhaps by handing every player a playing card with a particular card signifying that the recipient is the murderer. The murderer has the ability to "kill" other players by making eye contact and winking at them. If a player is winked at, they must count silently to five before feigning sudden death, and either lying on the floor where they died, or silently leaving the playing area.
If a player suspects they know the identity of the murderer, they may raise their hand and announce "I accuse", without naming their suspect. At this point, the game pauses and the accuser asks for somebody to second their accusation, again with neither naming a suspect. When they have a seconder, both of these players simultaneously point to their suspect; if they are both pointing to a player who admits to being the murderer, the game ends. Otherwise (if they are pointing to different players, or to an innocent player) the accusers are both eliminated as if they had been murdered. Players are forbidden from communicating their thoughts on who the murderer might be, and players who are not the murderer are not allowed to wink.
The objective of the murderer is to murder as many people as possible without being caught.
What People Ate
Bananas Cake pops Dipped Pretzel Sticks Cream puffs Cotton Candy Candy Icecream
What People Drank
Kawai Bananas and Charlise made Keychains
Activities / Games
Swimming in the pool Wink Murder Game