Campaign Ad Contest
Ask your guests to write their own campaign
ads on the poster board.
They can either do it about themselves or
portray one of the candidates, but they must perform it in front of the
Then have the
crowd VOTE (that's what it's all about anyway), and prizes can be given:
most upbeat, most negative, most reLIEable, most unreLIEable--so on and so
Political Party Feud
I quick play take on the popular TV game show
Poll results for political questions (the
newspaper, magazines, and online resources are a good place to look)
Pad of paper and pen to keep score
Divide guests into teams, Republicans and
Democrats. Flip a coin to see who goes first.
Read the poll question, the team in control
must try and guess the spread of the results (What percentage said yes, what
percentage said no, how many undecided).
If they are off by less than 15% altogether,
they get the 10 points for the question and get a chance to answer the next
question. (if they guess 70%, 25% and 5%, and the actual results are 68%,
30% and 2% they are off by 10, and they get the points)
If they are 15% or more off the actual poll
results, they lose 10 points the other team gets a chance to answer.
If the opposing team answers correctly, they
get the 10 points for the question and get first crack at the next question.
The opposing team is not penalized if they get the question wrong.
Teams can pass the question onto the other
team, but if you have had a questioned passed to you you must try to answer
First team to 100 points wins.
Compile trivia question about the election,
the candidates, past presidents, or even the political process. Here are a
few to get you started:
Which U.S. government official is second in
line of succession to the U.S. Presidency?
- Speaker of the House of Representatives
When John McCain retired from the Navy, he
held what rank? - Captain
What does the 4th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution protect against? -
Unreasonable Searches and seizures
Barack Obama received his bachelor’s degree
from what university? - Occidental College
What Latin motto appears underneath the base
of the pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States? - Novus Ordo Seclorum
or "A New Order for the Ages"
John McCain was born in 1936. Where? - Panama
Barack Obama was born in what state? - Hawaii
What will the annual salary be of the next
President of the United States? $400,000
patriotic beads for correct answers.
The guest with the most beads at the end of
the game gets a big prize (a gift card is a good choice).
Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Pin the Trunk on the Elephant
Save (right click and choose save) and print
the free graphics of an elephant,
a donkey, and their
trunk and tail.
Hang the donkey or elephant on a wall or on an
easel, and cut out tails, placing a small piece of tape on the end.
- Blindfold one player and spin the player
in circles for a few seconds until they get a little dizzy and lose their
sense of direction.
- Have the blindfolded player try tape the
tail/trunk on the picture. When they are done placing it, remove the
- Allow each of the other player to take a
turn. Leave all pieces wherever they had been placed, until everyone is
- The winner is the player who placed their
tail closest to the white spot.
Select a play list that includes songs all
Then, get the DJ and Karaoke machine cued up
and start the fun.
Give the singer an
for an even better time.
Award prizes for best in show, the funniest,
most ridiculous and best act.
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