Host a big, fun party on a small budget!
Throwing a party is always a double-edged sword: on the one hand, you get to spend time with family and friends, and they will compliment you on all the great food and preparations you’ve done to throw a memorable party; on the other, you will slave away for hours on great food and preparations for a memorable party that won’t last more than a few hours.
The solution to this lies in throwing a themed party, as selecting a theme will help you get things neat and organized. It also makes coming up with ideas for food and activities much easier. Some themes, like a superhero or fairy princess theme, will seem easy to pull off, but leave you in the dust with food that’s difficult to assemble and out-of-place activities.
One of the easiest parties to pull off, however, is a bingo-themed party. Bingo is only starting to regain its popularity as a global pastime, but it’s a game that everyone knows. It’s recognizable, approachable, and best of all, quite easy to pull off! Just make sure you ask yourself these questions:
Is a bingo theme right for you?
Bingo is a fun, retro theme, but while it’s very versatile, it works exceptionally well with different kinds of parties. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and bridal showers are the most popular occasions for a bingo theme to shine through, but it’s also really easy to tie a bingo theme up with a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas party. It’s best to avoid introducing bingo into a more serious, solemn occasion like a wedding, although OneFabDay has already tried going down that route.
Will your guests enjoy a bingo theme?
Like it or not, parties are about entertaining your guests, and even if a bingo theme is easy to pull off, it’s still important to consider what your guests will enjoy. Bingo is an extremely accessible theme for most people, but studies by Prof. Gerda Reith of the University of Glasgow show that the game itself has, in recent years, been geared towards women in particular. This is apparent even in the social media accounts of online bingo operators, as Cheeky Bingo is often seen interacting with players via Twitter about the latest in celebrity news, dating and makeup trends. And let’s not forget bingo’s reputation as a game enjoyed by old ladies in retirement homes. If you’re planning on bringing bingo into a bachelor party or to a more serious bunch of people, it may take more work than expected.
How will you be using the bingo theme throughout the party?
The best part about throwing a bingo themed party is how bingo is pretty much a cure-all for the hiccups a party might have. A round of bingo is an easy activity to pull off when the party is in need of some entertainment, and just about any kind of food can be found in a bingo hall. Everything from classic burgers and fries to grandma’s apple pie and a classic root beer float can take guests back to bingo’s heyday in the 1950s!
You can even make your own bingo cards over at PrintBingo, so your bingo games can be memorable and one-of-a-kind! You don’t need a bingo cage either — a makeshift cage from an old cardboard box should suffice for a quick game.
Be warned though — execute a bingo-themed party well and your guests will be clamoring for the next one! You might just start a trend!