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Our 1st Wii Party

Updated on December 28, 2010

Wii Fun

We purchased our Wii along with Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus a bit before Christmas. At first, we were content with bowling and baseball. I found the boxing to provide a good workout. After just under two weeks of enjoying bowling, after work, we set up the Wii Fit, and began a series of daily workout routines. I vary mine and like to finish with a run.

As we began familiar with the Wii, it was time to see how it could be incorporated into our social life. It was time to throw our first Wii Party. This seemed like a natural way to bring people together for some fun and a snack.

Now the question was what to do, a workout was not a party thing (I do now see some possibilities here though) but sports were something all together different.

Our first step was to give some thought o the space we had available. This would be one of the factors in deciding how many people to invite. Wii Sports is active enough and too many people will just get in the way so match the crowd to the room. Our TV is in the living room, there is another upstairs but that is too small to be any use.

A recreation or party room with a good size TV set would be ideal but we made do.

The second consideration is how many remote controllers do you have, well if you get together to bowl, this does not matter as you bowl one at a time and can pass the controller onto whoever is up. We will buy a second controller as the price is reasonable.

A third consideration is what to serve. So what wine goes with Wii? We are both partial to a dry red such as a Cabernet Sauvignon so we got enough so that each guest who wanted it could have two glasses. This is sufficient to help create a relaxed atmosphere where fun is the focus.

Music, when we used to go to the bowling alley the jukebox was popular so it seemed like good idea to make sure there was music playing not too loud to drown out the conversation which is an important part of getting together.

Snacks are always appreciated but finger food works best in this case, we went with medium white cheddar with red peppers and an assortment of crackers and grapes. Easy to handle between turns and simple enough to prepare/. This party was taking place on a Sunday afternoon between one and five pm. It was an introductory and experimental experience to see how it would go. There were five of us and the afternoon was fun.

Now we are planning a slightly bigger event, the when and guest list is underway but our first experience was positive and Wii parties appear to be a fun way to spend time with friends and family.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks will look on ebay. It is good fun and am looking forward to our next party. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Leenie Pooh 8 years ago

    My nephew invited me to play Wii with him and I said yes just because I love him, not because I was at all interested in playing a video game. Turned out it was a great workout, even the bowling cuz I jogged in place while waiting for my turn. You might check out ebay or Craigslist for more controllers.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks, it was fun, we are planning the next event, thanks for dropping by.

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    Wealthmadehealthy 8 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

    LOL A novel idea to pass the time in winter!!! And a good way to find time to spend with good friends....

    Great Hub

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for dropping by.

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    grillrepair 8 years ago from florida

    what wine goes best with wii?! that is too much! I have never been into video games but my wife bought the fitness wii for christmas and i've been wondering what to do with it. my five year old is fascinated with it but gets frustrated as 5 year olds are still working on coordination. a wii party i never thought of but might be fun. thanks for stretching the possibilities.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Georgina-Writes, we work out every day and look forward to this time. Univited, games keep you stimulated and encourgae laughter.

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    Georgina_writes 8 years ago from Dartmoor

    Your hub should do well. We're umming and aahing about getting a Wii. Do you feel like the wii fit is making you work out? We'd be easily persuaded to buy I think.

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    Susan Keeping 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    I attended a games party a few months ago and we spent most of the time playing Wii. I got so hooked on it and definitely want to buy one. I especially enjoyed the frisbee golf and the bowling. I have been seeing commercials with the boxing and that looks like fun.

    Games parties are great. I bought the game Partini just before Christmas and had people over to play. Much better than your average party where everyone gets bored eventually :)

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks Pamela, it was fun and thanks for dropping by.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    They have possibilities, thanks for dropping by.

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    myawn 8 years ago from Florida

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I don't have a wii yet now I want one.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Great idea for a party. You seem to have it all figured out and it sounds like so much fun. Good hub.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    I like the projector idea, thank you both for droppign by.

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    KwameG 8 years ago from MS

    What wine goes with the Wii - too funny.

    Trying renting a projector aiming for a nice big wall.

    Good Hub

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    Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you for sharing this lovely party.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    It was, thanks for dropping by.

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    jayjay40 8 years ago from Bristol England

    Brilliant idea Bob sounds like a lot of fun. We had a guitare hero party at christmas, a great laugh especially with a few drinks some songs will never sound the same

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