Everyone loves a good round of trivia and trivia nights make for a fun party. You can write the questions to suit the events – for examples, baby related questions for a baby shower or questions regarding the guest of honour for a birthday party – or you can give the night a theme (such as superheroes, the 80's or movies).
Once you've chosen your theme, you can start planning the other aspects of the party. Make or buy appropriate invitations, ask your guests to dress in costumes that relfect the topic and hang up suitable decorations. You could even host a regular series of trivia nights, each with a different theme.
Aim to keep the trivia portion of the night under two hours; any longer than this and your guests might become bored and restless. A good guide is to ask forty questions, with quick breaks in between each ten questions. During the breaks you can ask extra questions for bonus points or hand out booby prizes.
You will find pre-prepared trvia questions here or you can write you own. Either way, be sure you research the questions properly to ensure that the answers are correct.
On the night, you will need to supply all players with answer sheets and a good supply of pens and pencils. You will also need a CD player and/or DVD player if you are planning on asking any music or movie questions and, depending on the size of your event, you may need a microphone. Keep your guests happy with a supply of nibbles (like chips, dip, crackers and cheese or finger food).
Trivia nights also make a great fundraiser. Just charge each contestant a small fee to play. Some of the money can be used as first prize, while the rest goes to your charity.