Welcome to my neighborhood ladies bunco group of January 2018! I'm part of bunco group that includes approximately 45 active members who take turns hosting the monthly event. It was finally my turn to host and I wanted to make it fun and memorable.
January 2018 bunco theme: Game of Thrones
My husband and I love watching GoT (along with the other 80 billion worldwide watchers) but not everyone in my bunco group had seen the show. It was important to me to make the experience involved in a way that everyone felt included and could have a good time. Gathering and Entertaining is my Joy, after all.
When I searched for Game of Thrones party inspiration I was rather disappointed on what I found on the internet. A few individuals had thrown parties and posted their ideas online and while I was thankful that they shared with everyone I just didn't feel like it would be enough for my vision. So typical with my party planning ways I took to the streets and to the stores and began cruising the aisles with my creator goggles on. Spying for objects that could be manipulated into what I wanted. And here we are...
Custom Bunco signage was necessary for tying in the theme. All bunco nights need score cards, table numbers and eat/play cash signs so why not make them GoT! The signage for the event was done using Adobe Photoshop.
Prizes: Purse Wine! I picked up two 4-pack mini bottles of Sutter Home wine to pass out as prizes in between rounds. As the players would switch tables and stop by the provisions to fill up their plates and cups, I would shout out trivia. Since we played two full games of bunco that night, I spread the six questions out over 12 rounds asking about two questions each time. Purse wine makes a great choice for inexpensive prizes as one 4-pack is about $4.00 at the grocery store. If you don't use them all then hand out a bottle for best costume or keep a a couple back for the hostess.
1. Name three of six Stark direwolves? A: Lady, Nymeria, Shaggy Dog, Ghost, Greywind, Summer
2. What is the name of Arya's sword? A: Needle
3. What is Ned Stark's real name? A: Eddard Stark
4. What is Ramsey Bolton's nickname for Theon Greyjoy? A: Reek
5. What are the horse people tribe called? A: Dothraki
6. What is the Dothraki term for wife of a ruler? A: Khalessi (meaning: wife of the Khal)