Using your hips, thrust a banana-on-a-string to move two other pieces of fruit into a hoop. Yep, it sounds like a massively funny party game, doesn't it? Get ready to giggle, because this Minute to Win It game is a riot.
Using a banana that's attached to you on a string, use a thrusting motion to bat two oranges into a hula hoop. This game isn't hard to play or to set up, making it the perfect addition to all kinds of parties, especially if alcoholic beverages are being served. Looking for something different for a bridal shower? This is it.
With its simple setup, you can play this game just about anywhere. Here's what you'll need to prepare for and play How's It Hangin':
- One banana with a decent-sized stem on top
- A ruler or tape measure
- A belt
- One hula hoop
- Two oranges
- A one-minute timer
You can play this game on any surface, though smooth flooring or hard outdoor surfaces like a wooden deck or concrete will work best.
How to Play
To set up the game, tie one end of the string to the stem of the banana. Make sure it's tied securely - you don't want the banana falling off mid-game. The other end of the string will be attached to the front of the belt. Measure it so that the banana will hang about twelve inches from the floor. Of course players will be of different heights, but you can loop the string on the belt to make it shorter if you need to.Place the hula hoop on the ground and the place the oranges, one on either side of the hoop, about eight inches away from the hoop.
To play the game, put the belt on the player with the banana hanging down directly in front of him or her. Start the one-minute timer. Using their hips to thrust the banana forward, and crouching as much as they need to, the players must move the oranges into the hoop. If both oranges end up inside the hula hoop before the one-minute timer goes off, it's a win.
There are just a couple of rules to adhere to when playing How's It Hangin'. They are:
- Players may not touch the banana or the oranges with any body part (unless of course the banana swings into your legs or feet - that can't be helped and is fine as long as you don't then use your legs and feet to direct the banana).
- Both oranges must be inside the hoop simultaneously for three seconds in order to win. So, if you knock the first one out in your attempt to get the second one in the hoop, you'll have to go back and make sure they're both in there.
Tips and Tricks
There's not much advice to dispense for this game. It seems to have been created to get laughs, so just have fun with it! It's a good game for kids to play, though you may want to have an extra belt/string/banana set up and ready to go for these junior players. Since there's no special equipment needed, it's quite portable and would be a big hit at your next family picnic or camping trip. Really, it's a great addition to any kind of party or gathering.
The blueprint with video instructions for this game can be found at NBC.com.