Winter calls for beanies and boots, cosy evenings snuggled up on the sofa, and – of course – bingo! Whether you’re looking for some fun games to pass the time during the cold indoor months, or you’d like to play bingo with your friends and family at Christmas, we’re here to help you execute some wonderful winter bingo games!
Here’s our step-by-step guide.
The winter holidays are the most festive season, and DIY bingo is a great way to celebrate. The fun thing about themed bingo is that you can use pictures instead of numbers. There are a number of great themes to base your bingo card symbols on during this season – it’s your “call”. Here are some of our favourites:
Start off by deciding whether you’ll be playing the traditional 90-ball bingo, which uses a 9x3 card layout, 75-ball bingo, which uses a 5x5 card layout, or another version of your choice. This may be determined by the theme you’ve chosen, of course (can you name 90 carols?)!
To make your own cards, you’ll need:
If you’re making your own, though, here’s how to do it:
Other than bingo cards, you’ll need markers, a cage and “balls”. For the markers, you could use green and red M&Ms (Christmas style), mini marshmallows, or another treat for some snacks along the way (although your guests will have to wait for someone to get a win before they can start nibbling them)!
The cage and balls don’t have to be flash: they can be as simple as making cardboard cutouts of your symbols and tossing them in a bag, which you’ll give a good shake before each call. If you’re a real bingo enthusiast and host regular games, it’s probably worth buying a bingo set, which you can purchase for £10 to £25 on Amazon.
1. Give each of your guests a bingo card and some bingo markers.
2. The caller will randomly choose one image (or number) at a time, calling and showing each one, and allowing enough time for guests to locate it on their cards.
3. Players will mark any matching symbols/numbers on their card with their markers.
4. The first player to get a winning line or pattern (depending on the version you’re playing) shouts “Bingo!” and wins the game – and presumably a lovely prize, too!
Whether you’re hosting a special winter bingo party, or would just like to add some bingo games to your Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve party, planning is essential. If you’re simply adding bingo to your party, all you’ll need to do is make bingo cards to match the theme. But if you’re throwing a special bingo-themed party, there’s even more fun to be had with bingo-themed treats, music, decor and more!
Make sure you cover all the following aspects for a kittylicious bingo party:
Of course, you and your friends can always play bingo online, in which case you should choose a trustworthy bingo site such as Kitty Bingo to take care of everything for you. That way, all you need to do is decide on a time, gather some snacks, show up to the online bingo game, and have fun!
/ 21 December 2021