Add a messy twist to a backyard party by basing its theme on the classic Nickelodeon television program, Double Dare. The show, comprised of trivia questions and messy stunts, culminated in the winners running through a “slopstacle course” at the end of every episode. Recreate the grimy games and serve a few weird foods to test guests’ adventurous spirits.
How to Throw a Double Dare Party
Things You'll Need
Buffet of green-slimed and weird food
Trivia question cards from board games
Cans of whipped cream
Trays of jello
Send out Double Dare-themed invitations to guests, including a dress code of swimsuits and old clothes they won’t mind getting messy.
Serve a buffet of food items that play up the gross games and Nickelodeon’s famous green slime, such as burritos with green chili sauce and pretzels coated with white chocolate tinted with green food coloring. Mix in platters of questionable items, such as chicken feet or chocolate-covered bugs for guests to dare each other to eat.
Set trivia cards at each place setting for guests to ask each other, or dare another guest to answer in their place. Fill pie plates with whipped cream for guests to throw at each other for missed questions. Guests can also choose to eat a weird food instead of getting hit with a cream pie for missed questions.
Set up the volleyball net in a clear, flat section of the backyard. Blindfold one guest with their back to the net. Give the blindfolded guest a tray of Jello to throw over the net. Arm a second player with an empty tray to catch the jello the blindfolded player throws.
Fill the wading pool with water and place it at the bottom of the backyard slide. Float some of the whipped cream from the spray cans on the water’s surface and top it with cherries. Wet the slide with water and pour the chocolate syrup on the slide. Let guests slide down the recreation of the Sundae Slide slopstacle course stunt in their bathing suits.
Hook up the water hose and set out towels for guests to clean up with after throwing pies or Jello and using the Sundae Slide.
Wet the slide often to prevent it from becoming too sticky; add more syrup as needed.
Save money on whipped cream by using shaving cream on the wading pool instead, making sure to warn guests not to eat it.
Hitting people in the face with cream-filled pie plates can cause injury; ask younger guests to splat them on top of the head instead.