BINGO is pretty much the perfect party game for both introverts and extroverts! Why? Because it’s calm; there is no hollering, yelling, or shouting in BINGO (until the end). Yet, it’s still fairly competitive and it typically comes with prizes.
Everyone loves prizes, right? It’s a perfect combo of civility and excitement, which is ideal for shyer guests.
Wondering how to “spice this game up” a little – without off-putting your more reserved party-goers? Listed below are tips that can make BINGO even more fun for everyone:
“Theme It Out” – A great way to get your introverted party guests out of their shells is to add a theme to the game. For instance, host a Tropical Daiquiri BINGO, (don’t forget frozen tropical daiquiris), Mexican Food BINGO (complete with Mexican food), Wedding Day Necessities BINGO (with wedding decorations, a cake or cupcakes, and champagne, of course!), Roaring 20s BINGO (with decorations from the twenties and “things” that were happening when the 20-somethings were born), etc.
Food-Inspired Markers – You can add an extra touch of fun to your BINGO game by using food-inspired markers. So, instead of plastic pieces or markers, how about using gummy bears, M&M’s, DOTS, Mike and Ikes, Cheeze-Its, or Hersey Kisses to mark the items. Just warn your guests not to eat the yummy treats until after the game.
Use An Alternate Name – So, instead of using “B-I-N-G-O” for the name of this party game, how about using an alternative like “G-I-F-T-S” (for winter, holiday, or Christmas parties), or “L-O-V-E-R” (for Valentine’s Day party)? Just make sure the new title only has five letters in it and you’re sure to get a lot of laughs from both introverts and extroverts. Don’t forget to explain to your guests that the only thing that has changed in this BINGO is its name – everything else (how it is played) is the same.
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