I started my Bunco group 3.5 years ago, I didn’t know anyone at that game. Now, quite a few of those players are friends of mine. Our very first game was a Hawaiian theme. It still comes up in conversation occasionally, it was really fun. Of course everyone needs to wear a lei, the hostess can provide one at the door or each person can wear their own. A Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt is a nice touch too. There is always the fun-loving Bunco Gal who will wear a coconut bra!
Food is also key for a successful Hawaiian Bunco. Think tropical: teriyaki, pineapple, coconut, macadamia nuts (chocolate covered please!), even SPAM. Drinks are important as well. The Blue Hawaiian, a frosty alcoholic concoction is festive and delicious. For those guests that do not drink alcohol, here are some recipes for some mocktail treats such as Pina Coladas, Mai Tais and Sunny Hawaiis. Don’t forget the mini umbrellas for the drinks! I made these Sweet Sandal cookies to our Flip Flop Bunco and they were a big hit!
Some fun variations of a sunny tropical Bunco theme include Flip Flop Bunco and Beach Blanket Bingo Bunco. For Flip Flop Bunco have guests wear their most blinged out Flip Flops, the most bedazzled pair wins a prize! We had some very creative ladies with mad glue gun skills at our Flip Flop Bunco night! For Beach Blanket Bingo Bunco we played Bingo along with our Bunco game. There were prizes for both games. Of course for any tropical theme Bunco, ladies can wear beach attire (floppy hat, shorts, tank top, etc.). To make this theme even more fun, you can switch things up and hold a tropical theme Bunco in the winter! I live in the desert, so winter is the best time of year here. In other parts of the country, ladies may need to wear a jacket over their shorts or wear boots and change into flip flops at the party. It is a great diversion from winter and a reminder of what’s to come in the future.
Has your Bunco group had a warm weather themed Bunco party? If so, let me know about it on The Bunco Game Shop’s Facebook Page.
Keep Calm and Play Bunco,