Game Night Party

Do you want to host an event for your friends or a large group?  Host a Game Night Party!

Game Night - game night, ward party ideas for food, decorations, and games

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For any party I am throwing, the first thing I start with is the invitation!  I found some scrabble tiles
and chess pieces on the internet.  I googled "free game piece png"  A png is like a digital sticker.  It has a transparent back ground.  It's easy to add to an invitation in photo editing software.  (I use Pic Monkey, which is free)

Game Night, Ward Party- ideas for invitation, food, decorations, and games

This evening was a Ward Party was held at my church.  Our ward was recently split and boundaries were rearranged so we needed an activity to all get to know each other!

I made dice by wrapping 12 x 12 boxes with white wrapping paper.  Then I used a large circle punch to create circles for the dice.

How to make a large set of dice for a Game Night

I used a foam core board to make a Welcome Sign.  I cut colored cardstock into squares and wrote the words with markers.

How to make a welcome sign for a Game Night

I used a game board, my lightbox, and a jar of vintage game pieces to decorate the greeting table.  We had labels for name badges.

Game Night, Ward Party ideas for decor, name badges, food and games

Decoration ideas

I used a rag banner (tied strips of fabric to twine).  I printed large scrabble letters and clipped them to yarn.  I also used a felt pennant banner  that was made from inexpensive felt sheets sewn to ribbon.

Game Night, Ward Party- ideas for food, invitations, decorations and games

Appetizer ideas

All of the guests brought appetizers and desserts to share.  Some appetizer ideas are:

veggie and fruit tray
salsa and chips

As a host, don't forget to provide: 

  • plates
  • napkins
  • silverware
  • drinks - I always use bottled water because it's inexpensive and easy to serve to a large group!

On the tables, I used white table cloths.  For centerpieces I used board games - a fun and functional centerpiece!  Games were played in small groups at the tables.  We also played Charades as a group.  It was SO entertaining to laugh with friends!

This Game Night Ward Party for a very enjoyable evening!  I totally recommend having a game night!