Cutthroat Kitchen Christmas Party

Cutthroat Kitchen Christmas Party

GOLD members pay $5.20
A game show style Christmas party, done for you start to finish, where students are awarded by bringing friends and small groups are strengthened. Great for any size group!


Doug's note: Oh my! Super clever. Easy purchase--all day long!

This youth group Christmas event is based on the show, “Cutthroat Kitchen." Contestants battle for advantages and disadvantages in order to make the best gingerbread house.

Students will be incentivized to bring their friends by being awarded competition "cash" for each friend they bring. Small groups will then be challenged to work together throughout the competition.

The event begins with four different mini-game competitions where teams are awarded competition "cash." This prize money is used in an auction for advantages/disadvantages during the main competition.

The main competition focuses on the four teams constructing a gingerbread house with their given supplies while battling any disadvantages that are thrown their way.

The team judged to be the best gingerbread house will be awarded a prize or an ice cream party for their team.

What size youth group is this for?
This event is perfect for any size group! Anywhere from less than 20 students to over 70 students! Adjust the team sizes and the number of teams depending on how many students. For youth groups of less than 30 students, three teams may be a better option than four.

Time Estimate: Anywhere from an hour to and hour and a half of activities for your group!

This Resource Includes:
• Event overview document (Word file)
• Detailed event instructions (Word file)
• Answer sheets (Word file)
• Event flow sheet (Word file)
• Advertising images (png and psd files)
• Competition images (png and mp4 files)
• Complete PowerPoint game file
• Individual game slides (png files)
• Amazon shopping list
• Shopping list for ice cream party


Frank DiRenzo

Frank DiRenzo

Frank is the Student Ministry Pastor at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. He is passionate about helping students develop an authentic faith that lasts beyond their time in student ministry. His passion is to create resources that help students connect and feel a sense of belonging in their student ministry! Connect with Frank at