Ideas for calling a party audible
June 02, 2009
Sometimes all the party planning in the world can't combat Mother Nature when she unleashes unexpected drops of rain.
For parties with specific activities or games tailored for the outdoors, adverse and stormy weather could mean a problem.
Calling a party audible, which is a football term for when a quarterback changes the play at the last minute, will mean being creative in an effort to make sure guests are not get bored at the event. One idea is to make up a silly game using common household products.
Those who have a long hallway may want to try duct-tape bowling. For the pins, use empty plastic bottles or plastic cups and place them in a triangle at one end of the hallway. Give an unused roll of duct-tape to the first player and have them roll it down like a regular bowling ball. Inevitably, the roll will swerve to the left or the right, bringing a slight level of skill to the game.
Another option, which may be best for younger guests, is the tried-and-true game of hide-and-seek. Just be sure to tuck away anything valuable that could fall off a bookshelf or table, as a fair amount of running will erupt during the game.