Game Ideas: Jack and Jill

How to incorporate entertaining games into the pre-wedding party.

If you’re planning a Jack and Jill, you’ll likely generate the most money from what you charge for admission, raffle tickets and alcoholic drinks, but don’t forget to add in some exciting games to liven up the party atmosphere.

Here are a few game ideas that are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Pie in the face
For some added humour, send around two jars, one that says “save the bride” and the other, which says “save the groom”. Whoever has the least amount of money in their jar at the end of the night will get a pie in the face courtesy of their soon-to-be mate. 

Toonie/Loonie Toss
Place a prize (liquor bottle or any prize of value) in the middle of the dance floor; tape a line about 15 feet away; one-by-one, guests step up and toss a toonie/loonie (there is no limit to the amount one person can toss). The guest whose toonie/loonie is the closet at the end of the game wins the prize.

Crazy Jack of Spades
Tape 52 cards face down onto cardboard. Guests, who purchase cards for $2 or $3 each, write their names on the back of a card. Once all cards have been purchased, they are overturned and the guest that chose the jack of spades wins half the prize money.

Gold Fish Insurance
This isn’t a game, but it’s a guaranteed way to raise money. If a person wins a prize and doesn’t have insurance, they must swallow one gold fish before they can claim their prize. Insurance ranges from $3 to $5, depending on the value of the gifts raffled.

Other games ideas
Crown & Anchor
Poker/ Blackjack
50/50 draw does not condone gambling. Ideas are for entertainment purposes only.