Game Night Ideas for the whole family.
Looking to plan an awesome game night party? Game Nights are not just for adults. You can host a game night party for the whole family.
This is an awesome theme for a teen (or tween) birthday. Often our older kids don’t want a “babyish” birthday party theme no matter how much WE may want to throw it for them. Throwing a game night party is a perfect compromise.
You can still make fun treats and have awesome sauce decorations, but they can invite their friends and have fun in a way that is cool!
Game Night Decorations
I have two awesome Game Night parties to share with you that were both styled using my game night printables.
Game Night printables make party styling so simple because a great deal of the work is done for you. They can be personalized for your party (or just be generic “game night” without a name for family parties or events that are not focused on a specific person.)
With several items taken care of, you can focus your energy of planning a menu and setting up decor. Easy peasy!
Game Night Party Supplies
Decorating for a Game Night Party can be lots of fun. You can use game board pieces from your favorite games or even make treats that look like those games.
Playing cards make great garlands if glued or taped to ribbon. There are so many easy and fun ideas to pull off that board game feel.
Starting with a base of primary colored party decorations can help to inexpensively fill in the space not decorated by games themselves and save money on tableware. Not to mention eliminate dishes to wash!!
Game Night Food and Decorations
I have an AMAZING party to share with you all. This party was done by the ever talented and super creative Bridget Parry.
When Bridget first contacted me about making printables for this Game Night party, I was super excited!! It seemed like an awesome idea, and her parties never disappoint.
I was shocked though at how adorable it actually turned out. If I was expecting a “10”, Bridget pulled out an “11”!!
Here are some of the pictures from the party so you can see for yourself:
I love it…all the details are extraordinary!!! There are so many small details in this party that make it one of my favorite parties EVER.
I love how simple glueing playing cards to the top of sugar sticks is…so simple, yet its the perfect simple and inexpensive food idea.
Game piece garland…genius. This is crazy simple to make. Just take all those extra game pieces (or go buy a cheap board game from Good Will to piece out…it doesn’t matter if its complete since you are using it for decor anyway).
You can either use washi tape and tape the top of the cards and items like Monopoly money to the topor you can buy ribbon and hot glue the pieces to the ribbon. Either way, you will get an adorable and SUPER simple garland to hang anywhere you need a little POP of party.
This garland would be perfect on the front of the party table or as a background for a great photo booth!
Game night Cupcake Toppers:) Here are the party cupcake toppers mixed in with a few playing cards on picks. Grab some simple cupcakes and these toppers and you are in business.
Yummy cookies!!! Dominoes and Playing card cookies. Bake some simple sugar cookies and cover them with white icing. Use red and black gel icing to make the card and domino designs. It’s super simple and super cute!!
I love the Nintendo controller chocolates also. These are a great treat ideas for a game night or a video game party. You can make these with this candy mold.
Want a quick and simple way to display your food? Try stacking board game boxes to give your table height.
Want another cute little detail that is easy to do and can take you party from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY? Use Scramble tiles to label the food. It’s themed and hilarious!
Here is a fun idea for the entry way. Playing cards make a great addition to a welcome sign and spaces to direct you into the party….love it!
There are so many fun birthday ideas in this party. So. Much. Fun.
Here are some helpful links for throwing a game night party:
Such a creative party!!! I love all the details and the food almost looks too good to eat!
More Game Night Party Ideas
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Game nights are my favorite. I am really hoping we have one this coming weekend. My friend and I are trying to plan our husband’s joint father’s day!
We love game night at our house! Most of the time we are playing UNO, candy land and monopoly we stay away from most of the time. Those two games cause a lot of grief lol.
I love this as a party theme. I have never seen it before and as a mom of three kids who go to a ton of parties, that is saying something! What a fun party for kids who are game lovers!
I love hosting parties. This is a great way to make the most of fun game night. I think all my friend would enjoy this kind of celebraiton. So important to have such kind of just becaue celebrations once in a while.
I love these ideas! We are big board gamers here, my husband designs games and we go to conventions often. We have a badge we will do with the Cub Scouts playing board games so I’ll use some of these ideas. I’ve also used a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make meeple cookies.
I’d like to do a game night with friends soon… thanks for the great theming ideas!
I love that these decorations and foods can be done without needing a lot of artistic talent. Of which, I have very little of. Both of your examples I could pull off.
These ideas are so fun i will have to keep this in mind for a youth group night
I’d love to do a game night with friends soon. This is such a great idea and thank you for sharing.
Thanks for your ideas & tips! I enjoy such parties very much & love trying out new things.
Everything about this game night is absolutely epic! I love how it’s all styled and now you’re making me want to throw a party myself.
This party looks absolutely epic! Now I totally want to throw a bash like this for my friends.
Great ideas! My cousins often host parties for their kids. I will definitely share these ideas and tips with them ☺
a game night party is a great idea and with all these food related and decorations ideas it is even more awesome!! Thank you for the suggestions!
How fun! Will need to try this out for future game night ideas!!
Our family loves playing board games! These are really cute, fun party ideas that I agree the whole family will love. Thanks for sharing and adding such great photos too.
I absolutely love a games night, and used to love doing them with my friends at uni! We never did any decorations or anything though, so these decorating and snack ideas are fabulous for next time!
Love the idea of the game cupcakes, this would be perfect for the family games night for sure. We will try out a few of these xx
These ideas are so creative. I am excited to try quite a few.
I’m just curious about Game Night because so many American bloggers write about it. Is this a typical pastime in homes in the US?