here is my list of games for the jack and jill:
Stag and Doe //Jack and Jill // Buck and Doe
1.What couple raises most money... other gets a pie in the face - Towards the end of the night there was a Pie in the Face (there were buckets at the bar "save the bride" or "save the groom" - whoever had less got pied by the other. Of course i had more money, but was blindfolded and discovered they gave him one as well. Needless to say it was hilarious!
a.Blackjack table! It totally pays itself (and you) off. People purchased chips ($20, $10, $5, $1.00) and played with them. It was such a hit.
3.Crown & Anchor
5.There's another one, I don't know the name of it, but you basically glue a shot glass into the bottom of a Culligan bottle and fill it with water and people try to get money into the shot glass... whoever does wins a prize!
a.Also, have a big jug with a narrow top, put a shot glass inside and leave it at the bar. People drop in a loonie and if it lands in the shot glass they get a free shot, if not, then they get nothing. That one usually brings in lots of money as well.
6.Guess the # on the $50
7.Lottery ticket board (This was one of the most popular games... all the tickets were donated! By family members)
8.Bean bag toss
9.Keys (there was a box w/ a lock on it - you bought a key and if your key opened the box you got the prize - it was 2 Jays tickets!)
10.Door Prize (for 2 Indy passes - seats and pit passes)
11.Toonie Toss (slide your toonie to the bottle - closest wins) - toonie toss at (a bottle of Crown Royal)
12.sold raffle tickets for 2 FC soccer games and gave away raffle prizes for wristbands and such. (A Keg dinner certificate, Canada's Wonderland tickets, movie tickets, Yuk-Yuk tickets, etc)
13.Our biggest money maker (I think) was a wheelbarrow full of booze - $10/ticket, or 3 for $20. There was 4 bottles of wine, 26ers of rye, gin, vodka, peach schnapps, and rum, along with 8 tall boys of beer - about $250 worth of booze. They didn't get to keep the wheelbarrow though (some people were upset about this).
14.Make sure you have jello shooters, sell them for $1 people always buy tons of those, you can't have too many. Get tropical flavours like pineapple and mango and stuff, that way it will go with your theme.
15.There is that game where you tape a deck of cards on a Bristol board face down and ask people to write their names on the card and whoever finds the Jack of Spades wins half the money. I think its usually $2 a card, people will play for a toonie and then its free money, you just pay for the deck of cards and the Bristol board. Keep it at the door or where people are buying drink tickets, because then they already have their money out and will just do it.
16.The Great Canadian Whack Off is hilarious. The Groom's father organized this, (great sport) he brought in a tree stump, and a small little hammer and a whole pack of long nails. You keep a board with peoples names and how many times they 'whacked' the nail to get it in. A lot of guys battled this one out all night. I was the only girl that tried it. I think hitting it 40 times scared a lot of girls. haha. My advice, if you think girls will participate, have two separate score boards, one for guys and one for girls. The guy that won at the end of the night hit the nail 4 times (really made my 40 look bad.. haha) I think we charged $2 or $3 a whack. =)