Trivia Hosts, Rejoice.
And what is best? Our Fat City Hosts have actually been hard at work creating a new music bingo sensation.
What's better than a music bingo category dedicated to Numbers.
P.S. You're still my #1
Want to download and print crisp music bingo cards where all the squares are Numbers?
Let's take a look at the Top 10 songs in the music bingo numbers playlist
We start at number One, but with a quick hit of the "shuffle" play button, you will be on your way to a truly randomized music bingo! winner.
Where do we go next, well Song 2, of course!
Now, we had to think about whether FourFiveSeconds is still worthy of recognition after Kanye ate the same insanity ghost pepper that Homer Simpson ate on that one episode where he followed the path of the Johnny Cash - Space Coyote.
Let's talk about "Like A G6" by Far East Movement by the Cataracs, and Dev. That was something, right? I feel like that song was in Tropic Thunder. I'm not going to check... it would ruin the movie for me if I was wrong.
Let's skip to 3005 by Childish Gambino, because technically it's "Explicit" and I want to remind y'all that you should omit playing this song around children or sensitive people. Also, it's a banger, and if you don't love that Donald guy from Community, you're insane. Go eat a ghost pepper.
I'm running long here, but here is a link to the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dgnvVvfe5R8jVPx0yoXhm
Take a gander for yourself. But I want to ask you a question before I go... What do you think is the right call to play at a music bingo event here in the West, as most of our Hosts (but not all!) are in The USA and Canada:
99 Red Balloons - by Nena
Neunundneunzig Luftballons - Also by Nena
Please help us out by sharing your opinion in the comment section below.
Some apps are great. I'm not knocking apps, when there is a good reason for it. However, when it comes down to the best DIY Musical Bingo templates, I really do think an application is unnecessary.
Why try to get everyone at your event to download an app before play? That doesn't sound easy, right there. When you can just hand out a regular piece of paper, if you wanted to. I can guarantee that's what your guests would prefer.
Of course, regular white paper works, but it isn't very festive. Try getting colored paper first, it's usually close to the same price. Then, when you print the cards off your downloaded PDF files, they are perfectly fit on a regular piece of letter paper.
Make sure to choose the "landscape" print format setting. That's just a fancy word for horizontal printing. But when you use the cards downloaded from the Fat City Entertainment Trivia Store, that's the way you want to do it. Two cards will fit pretty much perfectly on a single sheet of 8.5" by 11" letter paper.
There is some space on the edges that suits nicely as a border. Some hosts prefer to cut the cards in half, and give each guests just the one card, and that's a great choice! Of course, the easiest way is just to give everyone 2 cards each. And yes, it's ok to trim off our www.fatcityentertainment.com promotions at the bottom of the sheet... that's why we put it there, so you have that option.
Our musical bingo card downloads can print up to 250 randomized cards each time, and you can select while printing exactly how many sheets you want to print. There should be little to no waste. If you end up having less people than expected show up to your event, no problem. Next time you are using those cards, make sure to save them, and begin printing the NEXT cards in sequence for the following event. That's right, our cards are good to use again and again. When you are printing the "range" of pages on the PDF file, you can choose the exact pages that print by typing in a range, such as, "51 - 100". Make sure not to print the same page twice, otherwise you could have duplicate winners, because each sheet is randomized differently.
Also, if you are worried about pollution and waste, which I very much am too, then you should appreciate that paper is one of the fastest biodegradable materials there is. Just check out this study on it.
We even make sure that the ink on each sheet is minimal so that your costs at a host are as efficient and inexpensive as possible.
I think one of the coolest things about music bingo events is that every host's gig is unique. From the amount of time they DJ a track, to what a winning bingo! looks like to them. Here's a secret hint for those of you who like to read deep into things: You can do 12 unique Bingos! on a single game or card. That's right 12 easy Bingos! and it's one of my favorite ways to host my shows. So what you do is, explain that "Every single line wins once". That means there are 5 Horizontal line winner, and 5 Vertical line winners, as well as, 2 Diagonal line winners.
That means, using one card and one game, you can have 12 unique winners. Make sure to keep track on a separate card of your own so you know which directions have already won. And if 12 winners seems like a lot for a single game, check out the toy section of your local dollar store for key chains and small nick knacks. Or my personal favorite for gifts, depending on your budget, is Five Below for nicer trinkets for your guests than simply the dollar store or a discount on your bar tab.
Do you have tips for us that makes your gig unique?? Please share with us in the comments below.
It's time to have some fun and create funny memories with some trickery and neat deception! The April Fool's Pack has landed!
It's time to have so much fun with this playlist that provides so much entertainment and confusion!
Written by Farhan Subi
Beware of what you see, because not everything is what they appear to be. Or in this case, sound! This is a very different and a fun take on different songs over so many eras. It’s the April Fool’s Theme Pack and this time, it features songs that sound so similar to each other but at the same time, it also may or may not sound the same. Songs like Got To Give It Up By Marvin Gaye and Blurred lines by Robin Thicke may sound extremely similar to each other but at the same time, songs like I'm Coming Out by Diana Ross and Mo Money, Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G may have some samples that sound very close but aren’t the same song at all. It’s a very fun edition and one can learn about new songs and it could be their new groove. So buckle up! Looks (or in this case, the sounds!) may seem incredibly deceiving so don’t let yourself be tricked or fooled now!
As with every party, first you need to decorate the room. There aren’t a lot of themed decorations for this one. However, like we mentioned earlier, looks may be deceiving. You can choose to use a balloon arch if you want and maybe put up some frames of clowns and jokers around. One funny thing could be that you could probably add in a clown behind a fake frame, if that’s possible. You can also do simple things like add in a whoopee cushion or a fake pinata, something that drops random objects when broken or almost never breaks despite so many futile attempts. You can greet your guests with a fake hand if that makes things a lot more interesting. Other decorations also include a pinata in the shape of the number one and again, fill it with the most random things you could find.
Next up is dressing sense. This might be fairly easy. Ask your guests to dress up in some of the goofiest dresses they could or they could pretend to be someone else or maybe even have a couple of tricks up their sleeves. They can even dress up like a clown if they wanted to. There are so many ways you can go with this. Some ideas are the classic long handkerchief gimmick or they could have a flower on their coat (if they are wearing one) that squirts water. Simple but fun additions to their regular dresses can also be encouraged! After all, it’s all about having fun!
Let’s take a look at food. There’s so much potential here! Especially since there exist so many recipes that look different but tastes completely opposite! For example, you can make a meatloaf cupcake with mashed potato frosting. It’s easy for almost anyone to be fooled by that, especially since it closely resembles a good old chocolate cupcake! Or you also have the option of preparing regular dishes like cream puffs but there’s a catch - one of the pastries might have something else other than a sweet filling! It’s a fun prank to play and basically, a Russian roulette version using cream puffs. You can also make jello in a glass with a straw, tricking your guests into thinking that it’s an actual drink but once they drink using the straw, they’ll be surprised!
Now for the showcase event, the bingo itself! You can ask someone talented to sing it with the karaoke in the background or if it makes things easier, you can always play it using our amazing playlist that’s available on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. While the songs are being played, you can always ask the guests to join in if they know the lyrics to the song or if you have a large enough space to host it, you can also ask them to dance to the song. Making a party lively is what makes it a party. And since it is April Fool’s themed, you can play some random tracks and ask them to identify it but there’s a catch - it isn’t part of the playlist! It just adds to the fun!
Finally, you need to leave your guests with a memorable gift. One interesting gift you can give them is a simple t-shirt that says ‘You can’t trick me’ if they have managed to bypass all the tricks laid out there. Or for the winner of the game, you can give them a bunch of Post-Its that already have ‘Kick Me’ written on it. Alternatively, you can give them a whoopee cushion if you can!
These are some ideas that your guests would certainly enjoy for the April Fool’s Themed Music Bingo and if you have better ideas, feel free to let us know! Again, you can find the playlist on every major music streaming platform like Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Happy music bingo!
All eras of music in one place. This is a must-have for your DJ company, Trivia, or Music Bingo events.
Despite the fact that we all were born in different eras, one thing we can all agree is that there are some songs from every era starting from the 60s all the way to the early 2000s that stay in our head for so long and just makes us want to play it all on repeat. We have so many incredible and talented music artists from those decades, featuring Maroon 5 from the early 2000s, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin from the 60s, Black Sabbath and Dolly Parton from the 70s, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen from the 80s, and bands like Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers from the 90s! So many amazing songs and artists! This game pack is definitely well worth the value, especially since you save up to 24% instead of buying these games separately.
Still thinking about the potential ideas with this mega game pack? Here are some amazing ideas for every era in this game pack!
The important thing to remember about these game packs is the fact that this is fun in a party or if you’re running a bar, you can certainly have so many music bingo nights with this. Now, if you’re going to be running any one of the eras in this pack, you’ll need matching decorations to go with each to set the mood and vibe in the room. Let’s start from the bottom up.
The 60s had a very diverse and bright set of decor to begin with. You can put up a ton of lava lamps across the room, tie-dyes and photos of posters of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and other popular music bands and artists. Popular color schemes during the 60s were colors like coral, mustard, turquoise among many. Obviously, being able to add a peace sign or a massive light up peace sign. Alternatively, using neon signs would also be a good decorative piece. would be great!
Next, the 70s. You could reuse some decorative pieces from the 60s here and that’d definitely help with cost if you plan hosting another party after the 60s. You can have a massive disco ball hanging from the ceiling with strobe lights and smoke machines to complement it. Instead of hanging frames of music artists and bands, you can instead use disco vinyl records and some incredibly (but not obnoxiously) bright colored table cloths as well.
The 80s is a fairly easy era to work with in terms of decorations. During the 80s, neon colors were incredibly popular and using those colors would definitely go a long way in making an 80s based theme more authentic. Every invite, every club back in the day was filled with neon color decor. You certainly will be hitting the brief of an 80s themed party. Consider using black as well for contrast. Another cool thing that can be used as decor is essentially an arcade game or even a photo booth. That’ll be nailing the brief!
As for the 90s, well that again could be done easily! You can throw some confetti squares and triangles around. You can also hang some old 90s technology like floppy disks or CDs or maybe even VHS tapes! Even small things like Magic 8 Balls can be used as centerpieces on the table. If possible, you can rent a classic arcade game like Pac Man or Street Fighter and that provides both functionality and aesthetics to the party.
You can apply the same 90s decor for a 2000s themed party as well, though less confetti would be a nice touch. The early 2000s were a much simpler time than the one we live in right now. The internet was still growing and new consoles were out in the market. Instead of using arcades, you can pick up a PlayStation 1 or the original Xbox since that was around the time these new generations of consoles came out. You can also use some old CDs again or you can play the songs on a DVD player, if that’s possible!
Now that we are sorted on the decor part of the party, let’s move on to the dress code for each era.
For the 60s, loose and comfortable was something that was popular back then. Women can wear long skirts in earthy colors like brown or with patterns. Men can wear clothes like a vest, jeans in brown or darker tones. Obviously, both men and women can wear bell bottom jeans and if you want to, you can wear a poncho, especially if you will be having the party outside.
Next up, the 70s. The main emphasis here was bell-bottom pants, floral shirts and psychedelic and geometric prints. It isn’t massively different compared to the 60s so you could reuse some things. Some clothes like an army jacket, gaucho pants, tight corduroy are some ideas that you can look for. Afro and mullets were famous back then, if you want to change your hairstyle.
As for the 80s, you can ask your guests to wear leg warmers, animal prints clothes and a lot of neon colored clothes. You can also ask them to come as their favorite 80s musicians as well, making things interesting. Some ideas are lace blouses, ripped jeans and clothes along those lines.
The 90s is an interesting time. Mom jeans, cargo pants and bike shorts were incredibly famous back then. Crop tops and pleated skirts (similar to the one in the movie, Clueless?) were famous as well. Your guests can draw inspiration from the popular TV show, Friends as well.
The 2000s was where denim started to trend. You can expect your guests to wear bright colored and shiny outfits. They can also wear cardigans, a denim jacket along with a pair of denim jeans and also velour track sets. One thing for sure is that your guests can wear a lot of denim based products!
Those are some basic ideas you can use for your amazing themed music bingo party! Additionally, to make things more interesting, you can award your guests in some manner, either if they win or being the best dressed or simple things like that. For every era, you can give them small things like a disco ball keychain, an old console like the PS1, scrunchies, just small things that are actually reminiscent of the particular era.
These are some ideas that your guests would certainly enjoy for the Guitar Gods and if you have better ideas, feel free to let us know! You can find the playlist on every major music streaming platform like Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Happy music bingo!