We are all familiar with Bingo and many of us have played it at least once. Bingo is becoming one of the most popular forms of entertainment all over the world, especially in the UK. From bingo halls to online bingo, there are many types of this game for every player’s taste. The main thing that new players discover when they start playing bingo is how much fun it brings. Bingo is the perfect game for friends and families and allows preparing themed games where all participants will have fun.
If you are overwhelmed with attending parties that are basically the same every time, you might want to try throwing a bingo party. If you plan to host a party in the near future, think about doing something new and more memorable than a traditional dinner party. Hosting a bingo party will definitely bring all of your people together. There is nothing like a good bingo game to make the atmosphere more enjoyable.
Continue reading below if you want to find out how to host the perfect bingo party!
Talk with the participants
First of all, make sure to talk with all people that you want to invite to the party and tell them about your idea. They will surely show their interest when they hear that you have plans of throwing a bingo party. Ask them for a response and any suggestion they have for the party. Make a list of the people that will come to the party in order to be able to continue preparing it.
Choose date and time
The next thing that you have to do is to choose the date when most of the people who are interested can come. According to the participants’ feedback, select the most ideal date and time for the party and let them know. The day may fall on a weekend as well! It all depends on the participants’ availability.
Procure all the essentials
Once you start planning on how your bingo party will look, you have to procure all the essentials. This mainly includes bingo cards for each participant, as well as numbered balls. Of course, it would be even better if you have a blower machine. If not, you can mix the balls in a bag and have the bingo caller randomly pick them out. The bingo cards can be themed on some particular topic that you want or can be the basic ones. And of course, ask some of your friends to be the bingo caller to make the game even funnier.
To increase the excitement levels, choose some small prizes that the winner will receive. For example, you can reward bingo tickets or some vouchers. Moreover, you can ask every participant to bring some small prize, kind of like playing Secret Santa.
Prepare food and drink
It wouldn’t be a great party without foods and drinks, right? For that reason, make sure to plan the food and drinks that you’ll serve at the party. It doesn’t have to be something huge and formal. People will be busy with their bingo cards so that won’t be much interested in eating. So, you can prepare some tables on the sides of the room and put snacks and pizza.
In terms of drinks, people usually drink alcohol at parties. So, make sure to bring alcohol to a bingo party too! When it comes to the type of drinks that you should serve, it is always the best to serve beer and wine. You can also put some cocktails, smoothies, or juices for the people who don’t want to drink alcohol.
Certainly, the main form of entertainment at such a party is going to be the bingo game. However, you can think of some additional entertainment to make the atmosphere better. For example, you can ask the bingo caller to call the winning numbers using bingo lingo. Let’s face it, isn’t it better if you hear “Dancing Queen”, instead of “the number is seventeen”? These small things can make the bingo party from an average one to something unique.
A lot of bingo halls have bingo assistants who walk around the hall and help players. You can use this and ask a couple of the participants to be your assistants, in order to increase the atmosphere in the room. The bingo assistants can also introduce people to one another if you have guests who are unfamiliar with each other.
Bingo is a fun game to play, it’s easy to learn and keeps your brain active. So, if you are looking for a new activity to use at your party, why not consider bingo? It is definitely going to be a memorable event for all guests.