Before you can settle in for an evening of scheming, twists and turns, money-grubbing and plotting with your favorite game buddies, alerting them of the event and getting the date on their calendars is of utmost importance. Prepare guests for a game night by starting with the invitation. Extend an invitation by mail or email with as many chutes, ladders and surprises as your guests soon will be playing.
Let invitees know they're in for a night of fun and games right from the start by opening the invitation with "Get your game face on and come to our party" or "It's a game of LIFE, love and the pursuit of fun at our game night party!"
Include what games will be played at the event and whether guests should bring their own. Add a link to a board game instruction website to help guests brush up on their boards before attending the event.
Note whether food will be served, such as "We'll be having PARCHEESY pizza, Hi Ho Cherry-O pie and lots of poker chips and salsa." Include whether specific food allergies and preferences will be accommodated, such as peanut allergies and gluten avoidance.
Establish whether children are invited by adding a note that "Children would be BOARD if they came; please leave anyone under 18 at home" or "Bring your littlest high rollers and MONOPOLIZERS with you for fun for every age!"
Make sure guests can clearly find how to RSVP by closing with "You'll be in TROUBLE and very SORRY if you don't respond by July 3 to Frances Janofsky" and include the best way to get in touch, such as a cell phone number or email address.
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