The game of bingo is played by people from all ages and therefore having a bingo party is a wonderful idea to spice up any social event. Bingo is one of the few games that kids and elder people enjoy. By having a bingo party you are most likely to fulfill your post as the host. The core of any bingo party is the bingo machine, without it there would be no party. Finding a bingo machine is not hard as one might imagine. Since bingo is a common game there are many places to purchase or rent a bingo machine. Such a place is the church.
Bingo had been played for a long while in churches and a suitable place to look for a bingo machine would be there. Most churches would loan a bingo machine as long as it's for a party and it would be used to entertain family and friends with no profits involved. Give your word to donate money from the bingo party to honorable causes and then it's most likely that the church would agree.
If you're unlucky you can always search for bingo stores or online sites which sell bingo machines and other bingo accessories. As well, many toys stores sell a variety of bingo machines but if you're looking for the real thing then you should concentrate your efforts in stores that specialize in bingo.
Another important aspect of bingo parties is the bingo tickets. These can be purchased as well in suitable stores; these are very cheap and will not burden your budget. If you're looking for a personal touch in your bingo parties you can print your own version of tickets and include family pictures, greetings and so on. A local printing house can do all the work without much expense.
After you acquired the basic needs for a bingo game it is time to arrange the surroundings of the party. It is recommended to use light music since any other kind of music would probably disrupt the required atmosphere. Few snacks or sandwiches are good refreshment for bingo parties and of course comfortable furniture is necessary.
Josh Kendice, 16/11/05.