For Cade's 11th birthday party, we had a food fight and it was so much fun!
I had the boys all come in their swim suits. When they first got there, I gave them all a new, clean, white t-shirt and we took a "before" picture.
Our first game was musical cool whip. I had taken several containers of cool whip and put food coloring in them and passed them around the circle. Every time the music stopped, whoever was holding a tub of cool whip could throw one dollop on someone else - wherever they wanted!
Our second game was the marshmallow drop. I filled bowls of mini marshmallows and covered them with Hershey's chocolate syrup. One boy had to lay on the ground while the other straddled over the top of him. They had to drop 5 marshmallows in their mouth before they could switch partners. This is harder than you think because the syrup makes the marshmallows drip off their fingers instead of falling where they are aiming. So they end up with chocolate covered marshmallows in their ears, on their eyes and stuck to their forehead!
Next, we had a pie eating contest!
I made little chocolate pudding pies in mini Keebler pie crusts.
Then we had our FOOD FIGHT!
I had 2 tables set up out in the field. Each of them had lots of things to fight with. There weren't teams - it was every man for himself!
I bought a couple large jars of apple sauce and watered them down a bit so they'd stretch further.
I had huge bowls of chocolate pudding (that I made from my big food storage packets that were way old and I made them with water)
I took my old food storage instant potatoes (that needed to be thrown out) and made up a couple big pots
I had a couple bowls of flour
I had bottles of ketchup - mustard - chocolate syrup - strawberry syrup - & silly string
(If you decide to do this crazy food fight, you may want to water down the mustard. I've had several food fights for my kids now and it's the first time I've watered down the mustard. It comes out lots easier, squirts further and stretches out longer.)
It turned out great! I had several kids tell me they couldn't hear.......
They came back to my lawn after the food fight (and had to wash up their eyes and faces a bit) and we had one last game. I put a piece of gum in the middle of a big glob of cool whip. They had to dig their faces down in the cool whip, find the gum, chew it up and be the first to blow a bubble.
Then we had a water fight - you know - to help wash them off!
Most of the shirts went into the trash, but some of the boys wanted to keep them for a souvenir!
I had filled a bunch of water balloons and I had told the boys to bring a water gun if they had one.
And lastly, we opened presents!
Stupidly I didn't have him open them up at the VERY BEGINNING!
We didn't have cake or ice cream! Which the boys were grateful for! They were all "food-ed" out!
It was a blast!