Game Night Ideas
Host a game night party as a fun way to get together with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or just to make a rainy day more enjoyable! There are many ways you can tailor your game night to be kid-friendly, for adults, or for anyone in between! Here are some easy tips to help you plan the game night that fits your style.
Invitations: Get guests excited about the event with free game night invitations you can customize and share via email or social media! Include important information that guests will need to know – date, time, location, and if they should bring their favorite game. Punchbowl offers several game night online invitations featuring Scrabble, Candy Land, Twister, Clue, and Monopoly!
Decorations: Add a few classic party decorations to your party space to get it ready for the big night! Solid colored items such as tablecloths, napkins, and plates are an easy way to match the theme to the games you’ve chosen. You can also create simple DIY game night decorations like a Scrabble welcome banner using thick card stock and a black marker. For table decorations, fill small glass jars with different kids of dice for a colorful and festive look.
Menu: Retro sweets and snacks are a must-have at your game night! Serve popcorn, Chex mix, pizza and mini hotdogs as appetizers for your guests. For the treats, make Domino-tile cookies by drawing different patterns with black icing on rectangular-shaped sugar cookies. Another option is to host a potluck. Be sure to include this information on your game night invitations.
Activities: You can’t have a game night party without playing some games! Board games are an activity that all ages can enjoy. Choose one game that everyone will love, or set up multiple tables and divide your guests into groups that rotate through each station. A few classic choices for game night games are Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, or Scrabble!
Use these easy ideas to turn your game closet into a fun party theme for all. No matter the age or expertise, your guests will love the excitement and nostalgia games bring to your event and we bet they’ll be inspired to host a game night party of their own!
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