Board Game Party Decorating Ideas

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A board game party gathers aficionados of classic games to show their expertise. Make the most of the theme by including decorations that mimic the games that will be played. Take pictures of guests next to the decorations. With a little effort, you can create an overall look that will make the party entertaining and memorable.

Food Decorations

  • Go online and scan images of classic game boards to make miniature decorations for party foods. Scan the images into 3- or 4-inch squares and mount them on foam board or cardboard. Attach them to skewers and place inside a bowl of chips or to top a cake for a birthday party. You can also make them into place cards to display on the party food buffet table in between bowls of various foods, snacks and beverages.

Hanging Decorations

  • Scan large images of the main boards of games and classic playing pieces into 10-inch squares. The images can then be turned into hanging decorations that you can place in various rooms in key spots. The scans can be attached to a piece of foam board or cardboard. By making double copies of each scan, you can show the same image on both sides.when the decoration is hung.

Winners Board

  • Keep guests aware of game winners by making a winners board. Purchase a magnetic or dry erase board from an office supply store and install it in the game room or a central area like the kitchen. Write down the names of game contestants and their status for every game they play, so that everyone can keep track of their standing.

Life Size Cutouts

  • Many classic board games have identifiable game board pieces. Make replicas of the pieces and mount them on wood or foam core to use as party decorations. You can mount a game piece on the door of your home to set the stage for the board game party. Additional replicas can also be staged throughout the home. If the party is held outdoors, you can use wooden stakes to place the life-size cutouts throughout the yard to further enhance your party décor.

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