After hosting our first Bingo night in the community a few months ago, we realized it was a huge hit. We play every week before house church, just for pieces of candy and mostly with the kids. But occasionally, we play with the adults, for “real prizes.”
This weekend’s Bingo night was inspired by the birthday party we attended a couple weeks ago, and our not-so-sly attempt to gift spoons to this family without simply giving them to them.
Enter the elaborate plan to host a Bingo night for the adults and a movie night for the kids outside. We packed a Bingo prize table with $20 worth of items from around town, complete with glass cups, bowls, baby powder, laundry detergent, soap, small zipper pouches, notebooks, hats, razors, hair clips, and, of course–spoons.
I felt a bit like my grandmother, who used to always play Bingo with us and have a basket of goodies. I imagine this is what she felt like as she picked out little treasures she knew we’d be excited for. It’s also a bit of a social experiment to see which prizes go first; it helps to see what people might like for Christmas gifts! The glasses, bowls, & spoons were the first to go, but we can happily say that Pyo Pyo went home with a pack of six spoons.
Bingo night a hit, as was the Aladdin movie night outside. And most importantly, we successfully gifted spoons!