Island Survival Game
Luau Party Supplies
Close your eyes and imagine being stranded on this lush tropical island...with the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, refreshing waterfalls, crystal clear lagoons, the call of exotic birds...and the sound of chanting natives and drumbeats far in the distance. Sounds like a place you wouldn't want to leave, right? Well, this island is not a friendly island! It's inhabited by cannibals and danger...and your mission is to find a way to survive until help arrives.
(This game can be used for adults as well as children!)
As your guests arrive, light their way to your island with some Luau Lights and greet each one with a plastic lei. Your island guests begin their adventure with a clue, which contains a test they must pass before going on to the next clue. The ultimate goal is to find the treasure chest filled with goodies and with gold coins they can use to reflect the sunlight to signal a rescue party. Once your guests have arrived and been greeted, the "Island Leader" will give them a clue to get their journey started. Once they complete the task provided in the clue the "Island Leader" will give them the next one, until the treasure chest has been opened.
Your deserted island is easily made by hanging inflatable parrots and palm trees. Transform an ordinary table to native with a raffia table skirt, raffia umbrella cover and some tiki candles. Serve "survival food" on plastic shell plates and coconut cups.
Make sure the "Island Leader" has the proper dress, such as grass skirt and silk lei or a beachcomber hat and tropical bandana.
Welcome to this small paradise island. You will remain here until a rescue party comes for you. They have discovered your are missing and are out searching for you at this moment. However, until they arrive your survival depends upon your endurance and your ability to follow directions. You are in search of a special treasure chest with gold to help you reflect sunlight to signal your rescue party should they come close to this island. Your first test is to make appropriate clothing to wear on this island.
The object is for each child to make his/her very own grass skirt....yes, even the boys (and don't forget to take pictures, they will want these later in life)!
Have lengths of string and strips of green crepe streamers laying in a pile. You can prepare these ahead of time by cutting string in lengths big enough to go around your guests' waists, leaving enough left over to tie. Cut the crepe streamers long enough so that your guests can fold them in half over the string to make a skirt. You can add to your guests' attire by providing each one with a beachcomber hat or floral headband.
Welcome Islanders! You have followed instructions well, and I'm sure you will reach your destination. But first, you must undergo a test of endurance which you must not fail. Make your way to the Waterfall.
To make a waterfall, simply attach blue crepe streamers to a tree (or doorway) so that they hang down and give the effect of a waterfall. Place a bag of marbles in a tin tub. You may need several tubs if you have a large group. Fill half way with water and then fill with ice cubes. The object is to see how many marbles your guests can remove using only their feet.
You all pass the test of endurance...but can you pass the test of strength? Proceed to ground that is dried and hard from volcanic rock (a place where there is cement). Now you must pass the test of strength.
The object is to knock over bowling pins using a real coconut instead of a bowling ball. To get the bowling pins, you can purchase a plastic bowling game or simply make your own by pouring a small amount of water into plastic drink bottles.
You must be hungry from your journey so far. You must find the hunting grounds and search for the hut where the food is stored. (This will be inside or out, wherever you have set up the food.) It is time to relax and get some relief from your long journey.
Serve your feast on our Tiki Island theme paper products or plastic shell plates. Serve your guests lava juice in their very own plastic coconut cup. Decorate the table with a Tiki Candles, and if you make a buffet table, place a raffia skirt around it for an island look. Now for some menu suggestions!
If those creepy crawlers give you the creeps, here's your chance to have some fun!
- Refrigerated Pizza Dough
- Pizza Sauce
- Pizza toppings of your choice
- Simply roll out the pizza dough in the form of a snake. Add sauce, toppings, and an olive for the eyes.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
- 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles
- 1 cup of salted peanuts
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Melt chocolate. Remove from heat. Add the noodles and peanuts and stir and fold until the noodles are well coated.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared pan. Chill for at least 8 hours, or until ready to serve.
Seashells & Cheese
- 2 cups uncooked seashell macaroni (7 ounces)
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded or cubed Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
- Heat oven to 350ºF.
- Cook macaroni as directed on package.
- While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat.
Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
- Drain macaroni. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole.
- Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
- Makes 6 servings
Rumors are the cannibals know you are near. They have started a campfire...and the campfire just might be their cooking pot! But wait...I think I hear their drumbeats in the distance. Quickly, we must go to the next challenge of endurance. You must journey to the Scaramunga village where its inhabitants will teach you a new celebration dance.
Have a limbo set up. This will be the last test before the treasure chest is found. Whoever limbos the lowest will be the first person to try and break the treasure chest.
Congratulations! You are almost at the end of your search for the lost treasure. You are very close now. Your treasure will be found at the........
You will need to fill this in. The "Treasure Chest" is the treasure chest piñata filled with bags of gold coins, candy, and piñata stuffer. It should be kept out of sight until the end and then placed somewhere where your guests must find it. Let the winner of the limbo have first swing at it (blindfolded of course) and proceed with each child until someone breaks it open.
Time this so that the children's parents (the rescue party) arrive to rescue them shortly after the piñata is broken.
Send each child (or adult) home with lots of island goodies: fish squirts and beach balls.
Aloha! Have a Great ISLAND Party!
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