How To Throw an Unforgettable Summer Bingo Party


How To Throw an Unforgettable Summer Bingo Party


A brown bingo card with numbers and a sack on top.

How To Throw an Unforgettable Summer Bingo Party


A brown bingo card with numbers and a sack on top.

It’s time to forget the isolating winter season and welcome summer, the ultimate party season. Why not reclaim your title as the host with the most and make a fun bingo game the center of your next soirée? Whether you’re planning an office party bingo game or a fun get-together with your friends and family, a few simple steps can help host a party everyone will remember. Here are some tips and tricks to take your summer bingo party to the next level. 

Make Sure You Plan Ahead

Preparation is an extremely important step in party planning. The last thing you need is for all of your guests to arrive, only for you to realize that you have forgotten an essential aspect of the party. Luckily, bingo parties are extremely easy to prepare for — All you really need is the cage and balls (which you can rent relatively cheaply at most party stores,) bingo cards, and something for players to mark their numbers off with. If you make sure to get these items ahead of time, it relieves a lot of the stress often associated with party planning, and gives you more time to think of creative ways to enhance your theme. For example, with the main parts of the party already settled, you can move on to the unique aspects that will really make your event stand out. 

Some interesting ideas for your summer-themed bingo party include bingo-themed party decorations (like bingo ball balloons in summer colors,) DIY party favors for your guests (like personalized t-shirts,) and summer-themed lucky charms. 

It’s also a good idea to think of what prizes the bingo winners will get. Depending on your budget, you could opt for the classic options like cash prizes, small trophies, vouchers, or gift baskets. But, if you’re expecting a large group of guests, this can become quite pricey. So, you can lower the price tag even further by shopping around and looking for more affordable prizes such as candy bars, lottery tickets (for adults,) or interesting items from the dollar store.

Be a Little Extra With Custom Bingo Cards

At first glance, custom cards might seem like they won’t make much difference to your party, but they do. A custom card makes for a more memorable experience for your guests. Whether it’s designed to celebrate a summer birthday, a bridal shower or even just summer itself, customized cards add a special touch. Bright, bold summer colors and shapes on your cards are sure to cheer up your guests and possibly enhance your cool bingo theme. More on themes next. 

Choose an Exciting Summer Theme

A theme might seem daunting when you’re throwing your first bingo event, but it really makes planning much easier. Your decor, menu, cards, music and even your prizes can be tied to your theme and coalesce the event. Plus, there are party theme ideas for every occasion, so you’ll never run out of inspiration.

Themes don’t mean you have to move away from celebrating summer or playing outdoors. Summer can be a central part of your theme. A fun summer party theme is an island luau. Now you can have Hawaiian cuisine and drinks, like a tasty virgin pina colada. Tell your guests to dress up in luau-style clothes like beach shirts, hula skirts and grass summer hats. To ensure everyone fits into your tropical theme, provide colorful floral leis to wear when they arrive. 

Other summer themes for parties include a Derby theme, Summer Olympics theme, carnival or a magic garden theme. If you don’t want summer to be the central focus of your party theme but you’d still like a fun way to tie in exciting games, why not go all in with a casino-themed party?

Create Delicious Treats and Drinks To Match the Event

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It goes without saying that you can have a bland party with delicious food, but you can’t have a great party with bland food. Therefore, to make your bingo event stand out, make sure your menu is tasty and perfectly suited to your theme. 

For example, serve grilled steak tacos at a Mexican-themed bingo party. If you’re looking for ideas of what to serve at a summer party, there’s no better time to fire up the grill than a summer afternoon. Refreshing DIY mocktail options include a blackberry virgin mojito, a ginger grape sangria or even a virgin raspberry mango margarita slushie. To keep things simple, you can’t go wrong with some delicious fresh lemonade. 

If you really want to take the bingo aspect of your summer party snacks to the next level, you could bake some cupcakes, decorate them in frosting in fun summer colors, and add bingo-themed cupcake toppers to them. 

Shake Things Up With a Surprise Bingo Card Swap

Shouting “surprise!” isn’t reserved for surprise birthday parties. Add the element of surprise to your bingo party by including a random bingo card swap. This unexpected twist will add a layer of suspense for your friends and family throughout the game. 

Try a Unique Bingo Variation

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If you play bingo online, you might be accustomed to choosing from a few popular variations. These could be 90-ball, 80-ball, 30-ball or 75-ball bingo. Maybe even a jackpot bingo variant. The truth is, there are many, many more entertaining bingo variations to play. Play a new variation with your guests, or add your own rules and bingo patterns. 

Another excellent variation for larger bingo parties is human bingo. This game is a great icebreaker and helps your guests get to know each other. The bingo cards have different characteristics or facts instead of numbers and the guests will get to mingle with each other to find out who the traits belong to. This variation is perfect for a summer garden party since it can be easily played outdoors. 

Make the Game a Virtual Experience

If you want to skip all the effort of printing cards, opt for virtual bingo instead. Teaching your guests how to play bingo online is easy. Plus, without all the tools and preparation needed for a live bingo game, you can add an impromptu game of bingo to any party. 

Every guest with a mobile device can join online bingo games through a virtual bingo app. Alternatively, you can play bingo in an online casino to play for real bonuses and rewards.

Get the Party Started in a Borgata Online Bingo Room

Why wait for a party to get your bingo game on? Borgata Online has a bingo room available for you to join throughout the day. For bingo with the best odds, join a game of No Lose Bingo, and you’ll be refunded if you don’t get any winning tickets. Do you want to kill two birds with one stone? Bring your love of slots and your love of bingo together with a game of Slingo. 
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