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What Is Doughnut On A String?

Doughnut on a string is a party styled challenge where players race each other to see who can be the fastest to eat a dangling donut, that hangs from a string, without using their hands…

This game is best for as many players as you can get, or however many dozen donuts you can buy.

What Do You Need?

  • One donut per player
  • Long string to suspend each donut
  • A long stick, like a mop or broom handle

How to Play:

First, you’ll need to do some set up. Count out a donut for each person who’ll be playing. Then cut an approximately two-foot length of string for each donut.

Tie a string through the whole of each donut, careful not to pull too tight so as to not rip the donut! Tie the other end of the string around the pole and space the strings at least a foot apart from each other. ( If you have another way of suspending the donuts, like an open beam in your home for instance, feel free to go with that method, you just need to get them donuts dangling!)

To start the game, have two people hold the pole so the donuts hang at mouth-height of the players. It’s better to be slightly too low than too high.

Have all players come and stand in front of a donut. It might be good to have strings of varying lengths so players can select, based on their height, which donut hangs best next to their mouth. This is especially appropriate when playing as a family, with little ones.

Once each player has a donut, have all players put their hands behind their back and say go!

Then all the players race to see who can eat their donut the fastest. The trick is no hands are allowed, so players can use only their mouths to eat. With the donuts hanging freely, this is trickier than it sounds! Good laughter is sure to ensue from all spectators.

The first player to finish their whole donut without dropping any on the floor and chew it up and swallow the whole thing wins! (If it drops on the floor, you’re eliminated.) Then the winner gets to eat all the rest of the donuts! (kidding, sharing is always nice!)

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige