Wording for Game Show Invitations

by Alexandra MacRae
Game show-themed party invitations give guests an indication of the fun that awaits them.

Game show-themed party invitations give guests an indication of the fun that awaits them.

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Part of the appeal of game shows is their ability to penetrate household vernacular with popular catchphrases. Using a catchphrase or theme from a popular game show on your invitations is a great way to connect with your guests and give some structure to your party, as it could serve as a lead-in to a mock game show party-game at the actual event.

The Price is Right

As one of the longest-running game shows on television, "The Price is Right" is the purveyor of the popular catchphrase, "Come on down," where the host invites members of the audience to participate in the game. Using this phrase translates well to an invitation, as you can invite attendees to "Come on down" to your event.


"Jeopardy" is a long-running American quiz show that famously features six categories per round displayed on blue screens. Wording on a Jeopardy-themed invitation could feature these six screens, each containing a piece of information about the event. Or, in keeping with the show's question and answer format, the wording that gives away information about the party should be in the form of a question. For example, "When is 5 p.m.?" would indicate that the event begins at 5 p.m.

Wheel of Fortune

Trying to guess words and phrases while playing along at home with "Wheel of Fortune" is a game many people can relate to. The game is well-known for its large screen that features a series of blanks that correspond to the characters in the correct word or phrase. Wording on a Wheel of Fortune-themed invitation should be filled in with just enough characters so that the guest will have fun figuring out the message, but will ultimately understand what the invitation says.

Family Feud

"Family Feud"-themed invitations are great for family events, such as reunions or weddings. On this game show, two families face off to answer questions based on a survey that was taken by 100 participants. The popular catchphrase from the show is "Survey says," followed by the correct answer. Questions on the show are often posed in an informal manner, so wording on an invitation could be phrased similarly. For example, "Tell me whose birthday falls on July 5th," if the invitation is for a birthday party.

About the Author

Alexandra MacRae is a Canadian writer from Sydney, Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. MacRae majored in the journalism program while attending St. Thomas and specialized in print and radio journalism. She enjoys writing about health, fitness and fashion, and is currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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