Monday, September 17, 2012

Survivor Party

On the last day of Camp Gramma Luvlee we party hardy with our family and some very good friends. To avoid getting trounced in Survivor, Daryll faked a serious illness and got himself and Taryn flown out to the big city for surgery! Can't take the heat huh Daryll??!!
We missed them and Denise like crazy. We'll have to do a rematch when his stitches heal up a bit!

Challenge One
Unfurl Your Flag

Supplies needed: 4 boxes of different sizes wrapped in red paper, 4 boxes of different sizes wrapped in blue paper, twine, 8 padlocks & keys, blindfolds, tribe flags, 2 hatchets, red & blue box for hatchets, light weight chain, 2 boards, 1 red and 1 blue towel
Prep: Wrap the 4 blue and the 4 red boxes in paper. Using twine, tie a key onto the box with multiple knots.
Put a hatchet into two different boxes. Wrap one blue and one red. Using the locks with the key that corresponds to each teams color, secure the chain around the box, making sure it can't be slipped off.
Roll up each teams tribal flag. Secure it with a lightweight rope and tie the rope around a board.
(Are those instructions clear as mud? I borrowed this challenge from Chica & Jo . They can explain it much better!)
How to play: We divided the teams into girls vs. boys. Each team has one caller and one untier/chopper. Couple up the remaining team and blindfold them (we had them hold hands ). At the signal the caller who is standing on a towel in their tribes color,directs their team members to the boxes with the paper that matches their team color. These boxes are intermingled and spread out in a large area.The boxes each have a key tied to them with multiple knots. As they collect them, they return to their home(towel) and drop them off.

Once the team has collected all of their boxes they return to their home (towel) and  their untier/chopper guy starts untying the knots to get all four keys.Once they have all four keys they unlock the four padlocked chains on the hatchet box, unwrap their box...

...then run with the hatchet in the closed box to their flag, chop the rope and unfurl their flag!

Challenge Two
 Water Balloon Fling

Watch your back and were a slicker
the other team to us joked!
If you don't you just might find
you're own team ends up soaked!

We did this challenge in two parts. First accuracy. The teams tried to launch water balloons into a hula hoop held by a member of their team. Points were awarded for each time one went through the hoop.

In the second round the team that launched a balloon the farthest won the point.

At the end of each challenge the losing team voted off a tribe member.

Challenge Three
Global Warmin'

In the ocean's of the World
Ice Berg's are swarmin'.
Don't cha just hate that
stinkin' Global warmin'?!!

In this challenge each tribal member had 30 seconds to collect as many pearls from the frigid ocean floor as they could, with their toes. The losing team voted off a player.

Survivor Reward Luau

Since the tribes have performed so well on the challenges so far, Jeff tells them that the Network has decided to reward them all with a sumptuous island feast. Each member enters a waiting helicopter and is whisked off to a secluded beach and an island luau.

The tribes were treated to roast pig on a bed of coals
 (gummy pigs on a bed of crushed Berry Oreo's).

Sand Dollar Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Slivered almonds and cinnamon-sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Roll dough between waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-1/2-in. round cookie cutter dipped in flour. Using a floured spatula, place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using a chopstick, poke oval shaped wholes in two places in the cookie. Brush with egg. Decorate with almonds and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 325° for 12-16 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Serve on a bed of sand (brown sugar).
  • note-I doubled this recipe.

After ingesting and resting, it was back to the games.
Challenge Four
A Puzzling Situation
Supplies needed: Obstacle course, 2 beams on blocks, 2 buckets of sand, two wooden spoons, magnetic toy letters, 2 dry erase boards.

Each team chose a person to solve the puzzle. The rest ran through a roped off obstacle course, then across a balance beam.

Using a wooden spoon each tribe member dug up one letter,
then ran with it to their puzzle solver.

They couldn't win until each letter was on the board.

Even after his brilliant puzzle solving,
the tribe has spoken and Trevor is leaving us tonight!

Challenge Five
Hand Out Challenge

If you Out Last the others we'll give you a shout
but you'll have to do it with this Hand Out!

In this challenge the final two will fight to the finish for the title of

Tip tried to go to his "happy place" and outlast the rest,
but sadly it didn't work!

The final three

Final Challenge
Survivor Hula

Cassie and Adam gave it their all and made it to the final two.
 For the final challenge winner takes the title.
Lovely floral boxes (kleenex boxes with the plastic removed) were belted around their waist. In the boxes were a dozen ping pong balls. When the hula music starts each player will shake their booty like crazy. The winner is the first one to shake their box completely empty!

Cassie (the former World's Champion Booty Shaker) reluctantly concedes to the official

The Gough family really knows how to

Aloha until next year!

Gramma Luvlee

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