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Red, White and Blue Hot Dog Eating Relay Race

Materials Needed

  • Hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Onions
  • Blue food coloring
  • Is there a better way to celebrate America than eating hot dogs and trying to beat your friends and family members in a game?


    Any hot dog eating relay race would be fun, but adding red, white and blue hot dogs makes it Fourth of July fun! You might consider waiting until after your guests have committed to play the game before you completely explain the red, white and blue part of the hot dogs..

    The Set Up: Prepare one hot dog with bun for each participant. To make them red, white and blue hot dogs add ketchup(red), mayonnaise(white) and blue onions(blue). To make blue onions, submerge chopped onions in warm water and blue food coloring for 15 minutes, drain and let dry for an additional 15 minutes.

    The Rules: Break your party guests up into teams of 6-10 players and give each participant a red, white and blue hot dog. Have each team stand in a line and at the start of the game the first person in line for each team eats their hot dog. When they have completely finished eating the hot dog including swallowing the second person in line starts to eat their hot dog. Continue down the line with each person eating their hot dog when the player before them finishes; the first team to have everyone finish their hot dog wins and they all get a prize( an antacid might be a good option).