Outdoor or Indoor. Ten Bags of Doom doesn’t take much set up time, just a lot of clean up. This works great as motivation/marketing for a certain event.
Pick a staff guy everyone likes to tell the students that if they bring a certain number of their friends to a certain event, they get to give him the “Ten Bags o’ Doom!” The “Ten Bags” are 10 messy items they get to dump on his head.
Rule of Thumb: Start with something sticky – and everything else sticks to it! Here’s a typical order of 10 items we would dump on the poor staff person:
1. Gallon milk
2. Jumbo bottle of syrup
3. Bag of flour
4. Hershey’s chocolate syrup
6. Box of Fruity Pebbles
7. Pancake mix
8. Jumbo jar of applesauce
9. Jar of spaghetti sauce
10. Squeeze bottle of mustard
Things to Remember:
- Only do “Ten Bags” to a brave staff member – I don’t have enough time to list the number of reasons why . . . just trust me!
- Only do “Ten Bags” to a staff member who agrees to it, and has a good attitude (and understands the purpose of your group).
- Have a hose or bathroom nearby!
- Prepare for a mess on the ground!
- Have the staff person bring a towel and a change of clothes!
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