Who doesn’t love a good-spirited game of bingo? If your invitees or guest of honor are older or simply find joy in chatting and playing an incredible game of chance, throwing a bingo-themed party is the perfect idea for you! Bingo is the easiest game with which you can keep huge audiences entertained, so a bingo-themed party is bound to keep guests of all ages on the edge of their seats! Below you will find our list of ideas for bingo-themed decorations, games and favors to help you host the best party!
Bingo Theme Party Decorations
Dress up a bingo-themed party with bingo-themed décor! Here are a few creative ideas to inspire your bingo-themed party decorations. You can use bingo markers, cards, and pieces for décor ideas and DIY materials!
Decorate your tables with bingo markers! Tie several together around a cylindrical vase with decorative ribbons. Fill the vase with white flowers to make the colored markers stand out.
Hanging Bingo Cards
Punch a hole in the tops of several bingo cards and thread them with fishing line. Hang them individually from the ceiling, or make a bingo banner by threading several cards onto one piece of fishing line and stretching it along a wall or an opening. You can also cut the bingo cards into triangles and create a pennant banner for some more subtle & contemporary bingo decor.
Bingo Ball Balloons
Decorate white balloons with black bingo letters and numbers. For instance, write “I26” on a blown up balloon with a black sharpie. They will look just like bingo balls! Make several of these balloons and tie them together for a bingo balloon bouquet.
Scatter bingo cards around your party space. You can hang them on the walls or use them as part of your centerpiece. You can also use laminated Bingo cards as placemats for your guests.
Take advantage of bingo-themed tableware from your local party store, if you can track it down. You can purchase tablecloths, plates, cups, and napkins with a bingo design on them.
Make your bingo table feel authentic by using a rectangular folding table and plenty of folding chairs.
Bingo pieces make for excellent bingo-themed table confetti. Make sure to get plenty of different colors so that your table is as festive as possible.
Bingo Party Games and Activities
Besides traditional bingo, there are many variations of bingo that you can play!
Postage Stamps Variation
Before play begins, point out the four “postage stamps” on the bingo cards. These are the squares of four spaces in each corner. Tell the players that the object is to fill all four of the postage stamps. Some call this version “four corners.”
For this variation, the rules of play are the same. Instead of trying to fill a row of spaces, however, players must try to fill every single space on their bingo card.
One on One
Split your players into pairs and give each player a bingo card. Have the first player in each pair call out a bingo combination, and then have the second player do the same. The first player to get bingo wins.
Give each of your guests a blank bingo card. Ask them to fill out the squares with words they are likely to hear at the event. Have your guests mark out the square of each word they hear. The first player to get five in a row wins.
Top and Bottom Variation
Play traditional bingo, but bingo only occurs when both the top and bottom rows are filled.
Eight States Variation
Instead of playing for bingo, players should try to cover the eight spaces that surround the free space. This is a unique and difficult twist on traditional bingo!
Have the players stand and then give each player a bingo card. Call out the letters and numbers as you would for regular bingo, but have the players sit down if their card matches one of the combinations called out. The last player standing is the winner.
Bingo Theme Party Favors
The bingo theme doesn’t have to be over when your guests leave the event. Send your guests home with plenty of bingo accessories to enjoy at their next bingo event or during their day-to-day. Below is a list of some special giveaways for bingo-themed events:
Miniature Bingo Set
Your guests will love the opportunity to play bingo at home with a miniature bingo set.
Framed Bingo Cards
Decorate bingo cards with each of your guests’ names and frame them for a lovely bingo-themed giveaway. There are many other ways to create unique bingo cards, as well. You can take plenty of pictures at your party, print them out and place one in each bingo square. Be creative!
Help your guests decorate their fridge with the gift of bingo magnets.
This is a special and useful favor. Display several different colors in a basket and let your guests choose their favorite or tie a few together with ribbon for each of your guests.
Make edible bingo balls by writing bingo letters and numbers on white gumballs with edible ink. Package several together in a cellophane bag. It’s creative and adorable!
Your guests will think of your fun bingo party every morning with a cute bingo-themed mug. There are many great ideas out there for some!
Bingo-themed T-shirts make for excellent bingo party favors. You can also find other clothing items with bingo-themed designs.
Any player of a game of chance such as bingo could benefit from a lucky charm. Give your guests lucky rabbit’s feet, four leaf clover jewelry, lucky troll dolls, etc. to bring them luck.
Scratch-Off Lottery Game Ticket
Give your guests a chance to win even after your party by giving them a scratch-off lottery ticket. You can find bingo scratch-off lottery tickets to stick with your bingo theme.
A bingo party is truly the way to go if you want to ensure a lively and entertaining night for you and your friends! If you liked our tips for décor, games and favors for a bingo-themed party, be sure to check our website for endless tips on every kind of party!
Written by Jessica Bundy