Whether you're hosting a casual game night with friends or a bigger event with prizes and competitions, the decor can help you create a memorable atmosphere that sets the stage for a fun-filled evening, from DIY centerpieces to tricked out decorations!
When Decorating, Consider...
Decide on a theme for your party and choose decorations that match that theme from a specific color scheme to a more elaborate theme like a masquerade ball or a murder mystery party
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Too many decorations can be overwhelming and take away from the overall atmosphere. Choose a few key pieces that will make an impact and complement the theme without being too busy.
Lighting can make a huge difference in creating the right mood. Dimmer switches, candles, and string lights can create a cozy atmosphere, while brighter lights can energize the space for a more lively event.
Incorporate game-themed decor into the space like using playing cards as table centerpieces or creating a giant game board to display on the wall. These touches add to the experience & get guests excited to play.
SET UP AREAS
Create designated areas for different activities.
Decorate each area in a way that complements the overall theme and make sure each area is easily accessible and visible to guests.
Add personal touches to the party while saving money by creating themed decorations using materials like construction paper, fabric, or cardboard. Enlist guests help and turn it into a pre-party crafting session.
Ideas & Tips
Bold and creative decorations will make your game night party unforgettable and keep your guests talking about it for years to come. If time and budget allow it, buy or create props to make your game night take first place.
If you're hosting a large game night party, consider setting up different game booths for guests to try out. You can have a booth for each game, with decorations and props that match the theme of the game. This will make it easy for guests to find the games they're interested in and create a fun and interactive experience.
To capture some fun memories from game night, consider setting up a photo booth with props and decorations that match the theme of the games. Guests can take pictures with their friends and share them on social media.
Create a giant Jenga game: Use wooden blocks to create a giant Jenga game that guests can play throughout the night. You can decorate the blocks with paint or stickers to make them look more fun and colorful.
Use a poster board or canvas to create a life-size version of the "Guess Who?" game. You can use pictures of your guests to make it even more fun and personalized.
Host a ladies craft night before the party to help you make the props for your game night. It's so much fun!
From classic game nights to an elaborate murder mystery or casino night, there are endless options to choose from. Decorate with banners, tablecloths, & centerpieces to set the mood & create a fun experience for guests.
Decorate your party space with red and black streamers, playing cards, poker chips, and dice. You can also create a photo booth with a backdrop of a casino scene, complete with slot machines and roulette tables.
Use a checkerboard tablecloth or a giant board game as the centerpiece of your party space. Decorate with oversized game pieces, colorful dice, and vintage board game boxes. You can also serve snacks in board game-themed containers, like candy in Monopoly money bags.
Decorate with gaming controllers, retro video game posters, and 8-bit pixel art. You can also create a photo booth with a green screen that allows guests to take pictures in different video game environments. Serve snacks like pixelated cupcakes or mushroom-shaped cookies.
Use vintage board games and classic toys as decorations, like Lincoln Logs, Slinky, or Etch-a-Sketch. You can also create a trivia wall with questions related to classic games and toys. Serve snacks like popcorn in vintage popcorn boxes or candy in old-fashioned glass jars.
Sports Game Night: Decorate with sports equipment like basketballs, footballs, and baseball bats. You can also use sports jerseys as tablecloths or create a scoreboard to keep track of game scores. Serve snacks like popcorn and nachos in sports-themed containers.
Add themed coasters, custom drink stirrers or fun-shaped ice cubes or create a photo booth area with a fun backdrop & props, or hang string lights or paper lanterns to add a festive flare. The small touches elevate your party.
Game-themed coasters: Use game pieces or images from your favorite games to create unique coasters. You can also use vintage board game boxes to create coasters.
Game night table runner: Create a table runner with images from different games. You can print out images or cut them out of magazines or game boxes.
Themed napkin rings: Create napkin rings with game pieces or themed items like playing cards, dice, or puzzle pieces.
Game night photo booth props: Create fun photo booth props with images from your favorite games. You can use cardboard cutouts, printouts, or make your own props with craft supplies.
Game-themed centerpieces: Use game pieces or toys as the centerpiece of your table. You can also create a simple DIY centerpiece with a vase filled with dice, playing cards, or game pieces.
Game night banner: Create a simple banner with game pieces or images from different games. You can hang the banner above the table or use it as a photo booth backdrop.
Themed table settings: Use colored plates or napkins that match the game night theme. For example, use red and black plates for a casino night, or green and brown for a nature-themed game night.
Creating a DIY backdrop is a great way to add a personalized touch to your party decor. Simply hang streamers or create a photo booth with a themed backdrop. For a Harry Potter-themed party, you could create a backdrop of Hogwarts Castle or the Forbidden Forest.
Balloons are a fun and inexpensive way to add a pop of color to your party. Create themed balloon bouquets that match the theme of your party. For casino night, you could create balloon bouquets in the shape of playing cards or poker chips
Game Board Table Runner
Create a game board table runner. You can either create your own game board on a piece of fabric or use an existing game board. This adds a fun element to your game night decor and also serves as a practical way to keep the table clean.
Centerpiece Candy Jars
Creating centerpiece candy jars is a simple yet effective way to add color and fun to your party decor. Fill jars with colorful candies that match the theme of your party, such as gummy bears for a carnival-themed party or jelly beans for Easter.
Mini Arcade Games
For a retro-themed party, consider renting or purchasing mini arcade games such as Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. These games not only add to the party decor but also serve as a fun activity for guests
Using themed lighting is a great way to create a unique atmosphere for your party. Use black lights and neon colors for a glow-in-the-dark party or string fairy lights for a magical garden party. Lighting can be used to create any mood.
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