Monday, April 15, 2013

Duck Dynasty Youth Group Party

This post is about a party that was held using ideas they found on our first Duck Dynasty Party page. We have had so many comments and such a great response to our parties by people telling us how they have searched and searched for ideas to have a Duck Dynasty party and found that there really isn't much out there yet. I hope to help change that by posting as much as we can to help people have great parties.

Duck Dynasty is such a great theme for all ages and all size groups. This post is to provide readers with ideas for a youth group activity night.  We received the following feedback from a youth pastor and his wife about a recent party they hosted.  Ryan and Madison Robertson gave us this summary of their party...

Hello Karen.  I just wanted to let you know that we hosted our Duck Commander night at church last night and it was a  huge success!!  We had about 36 Middle School students and I had several adult leaders helping me cook and coordinate the games.

-     We started the night with a photo booth, camo face paint, and made duck calls out of straws.
      We had hot dogs (labeled as squirrel meat), hamburgers (duck meat), and wings (frog legs).  My wife made her “award winning banana puddin’”.  And we baked biscuits that were labeled as “Miss Madison’s (my wife) homemade southern biscuits.  Finally, we made chili (Uncle Si’s Nam Surprise).
      We did 2 competitions. The first was who could knock the most duck decoys off a table with bean-bags.  The second was bouncing a duck decoy on a small trampoline into a kiddie pool.  The 2 winners went into the donut eating contest! I was able to use your trivia contest as a tie breaker for the 2nd spot.
      I also had a man from the church who hunts do a bow and arrow presentation with a deer target.
      For dessert we fried Oreos, candy bars, and twinkies. I know that’s not on the show, but figured it would be good!

Thank you so much for all your help and ideas!  We had a great time and a great turn out.  The church was so excited about the event! I attached the picture that went into the bulletin for you to see.  Our graphic designer did a great job giving me a beard!

Thanks Ryan and Madison for sharing with us the great time that was had by all at your Duck Dynasty party.  What a great job you guys did putting together the party.  It sounds like it was a big hit!

If you had a party that you would like us to feature here on our blog, Let's Have a Party!, just send me your summary write up and we'll feature it here on our blog.  Just remember to add a few pics with the write up!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Duck Dynasty Adult Party

We were selected to host a Duck Dyansty House Party and we had a great time. We love Duck Dynasty and loved having it as a theme for our sons birthday a few months ago.

This time however we were having an adult party so of course the activities would be different. 

 From the time the party pack arrived in the mail to the actual party itself, we were all so excited. 

Some of the items that came in the party pack were face masks of the main Duck Dynasty characters. We had fun playing with these and then came up with the idea to make life size people using the masks.

 Our son's favorite is Uncle Si so he was the first we made. We had fun gathering clothes and stuffing them with newspaper to create our Uncle Si. Of course he had to have his tea cup and we gave him a tiara and feather boa because of his time having the tea party with the little girls in Season 1. When I asked my son (pictured) to get some of his clothes for Si, my son said in typical Si fashion, "I dont think my clothes will fit him" 

We dressed Willie in a tux and he looked so real our dog sat patiently waiting for him to pet him :-)

Of course Phil had to be in camo clothes and he and Si were placed in the dining room to talk.

Miss Kay got an apron and we made a stand for her so she could hang out in the kitchen where we knew she would be most comfortable.

We chose black for Jase and put him in the living room with Willie. 

During our party it felt like the Robertsons were there with us :-) Everyone enjoyed the props and the food and activities.

Everyone wore camo and beards, and came ready to enjoy a party Duck Dynasty style. 

 We had a Duck Dynasty Trivia contest, a beard contest, and enjoyed the fellowship of family and friends.

We made labels for our wine that said Duck Dynasty Mallard Merlot in honor of the episode on making wine. Served the wine in redneck wine glasses.

We served Jambalaya and Miss Kays biscuits. Fried Catfish Louisiana style, Fried mushrooms that we called squirrel brains, and Banana Pudding for dessert.

The best part was the family dinner at the end of the night. That is my favorite part of the show as well.

We created a photo booth for everyone to have their pictures taken.

 Duck Dynasty is a great theme for a party of any age. There is so much fun to be had and everyone enjoys living life like the Robertson's even if just for a night.