We’ve reached those chilly winter days, keeping everyone indoors and away from the cold. But just because it’s cold doesn’t mean it has to stop you from having any fun. Why not stay indoors and have a fun Onesie Games Night with a bunch of your friends. Games are a great way to break the ice and have some old fashioned fun.
Below, we’ve come up with a few tips and ideas on how to throw the best Onesie Games Night for everyone to remember.
Onesie Games Night Costumes
First of all, the number one requirement for a onesie games night is for everyone to come dressed in their onesies or pyjamas. Don’t be the party pooper who comes dressed out of the dress code and puts a downer on the theme. What’s amazing about this theme is that it’s super comfy and cosy, plus no one cares what you look like so you can completely relax and be yourself!
Don’t forget to feed your guests. You want to make sure everyone’s fed and that there’s a few nibblies for everyone to snack on throughout the rest of the night in case your guests get hungry.
Having snacks such as chips, crackers and dip available throughout the whole night is a good idea. Bring out these savoury snacks before everyone arrives so that people can have a little nibble before the main meal. You can just buy these from the supermarket, it doesn’t have to be super over the top.
If you have the time and energy to cook a meal for everyone beforehand, then go ahead, there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal. However, we completely understand if you don’t have all the time in the world to be able to do this, so if you’re looking for something simple and low budget, we suggest ordering a few pizzas, enough to feed everyone. Remember to consider everyone’s diets and food requirements. Who doesn’t love pizza, right? Easy, delicious and no dishes. A win-win!
If you have a large group and aren’t a fan of the pizza idea and are looking for something a little more elaborate for your main meal, you could always hire a caterer to do all the hard work for you.
Bev’s Catering is our top pick for anyone in Sydney. They are a team of two professional and experienced chefs who can cater for as little as 2 people to as many as 500. They’ve had many big corporate clients so you can be sure you’re in great hands. Just let them know the theme of your event and any specific requirements or ideas you have and they can take care of the rest. They can even assist with the desserts, and beverage packages.
After the main meal has been eaten, bring out the sweeter snacks such as cookies, cupcakes and other desserts. You can keep it classy and simple, or an even more exiting idea is to stick completely to the theme and get the sweets themed, such as cookies designed as dominoes or playing cards. There are so many options, so get creative! Below we’ve given you two businesses who would be perfect to provide the sweets for your Onesie Games Night and keep the excitement at 100%.
Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes in Victoria specialises in specially designed custom cakes, cookies and cupcake favours for all occasions. Her sugar art is absolutely incredible, our personal favourites are her cookie designs, which can be shipped all over Australia! She has created custom treats for large clients and events around the country, including Tiffany & Co Australia, Dior, GUESS and so many more. So wherever you are, we definitely encourage you to consider this as an option.
La Petite Pops in Sydney create visually stunning and delicious couture cakes, cupcakes & cake pops for all your special occasions, your Onesie Games Night included! Who doesn’t want these cupcakes at the event? She can theme and style them the way you want, just give her an indication of what you want and let her do the rest. All you have to do it show them off and eat them.
A Onesie Games Night can be held for groups of all ages! But for all you over 18s, why not treat yourself and loosen up with a few delicious cocktails. We encourage you to mix your own drinks for the party to keep it intimate and casual, however, if you’re willing to go all out, we have a few different drink and beverage hire suggestions for you to take your onesie party to the next level and impress your guests with your fancy cocktails.
We completely understand that if you’re holding a onesie game night you might be super short for time and would benefit from getting your drinks and alcohol for your cocktails delivered. So if you’re planning to mix your own drinks, but need the drinks delivered, we can suggest two alcohol delivery services.
Quick Bottle allows you to save time as they go out and deliver your order for you in as little as 40 minutes, just let them know which drinks you need. They service Sydney and Melbourne and offer a 10% discount on first time customers. And if you run out of alcohol before then end of the night and your guests are looking for their next drink you can rely on Quick Bottle to come and help you out.
Also servicing Sydney is Shorty’s Liquor. They do same day delivery and you can also hire added extras such as glass hire, ice and tubs. Their experienced team will help make your function a huge success by tailoring it to your budget, recommending wine styles & food matching and calculating the quantity of beverages required for the number of guests. Plus, if you have anything left over after the party, they can collect the leftovers and refund it.
If you have no idea how or no time to mix your own drinks and would rather get the professionals in to do the hard work, below are two portable hire services who can do just that.
If you’re looking for a portable bar hire service in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane that mix drinks for you then Trolley’d is the hire service for you. They mix their drinks sustainably from upcycled airline trolleys, using locally sourced organic, native Australian and foraged ingredients. They can even show you how to make their signature drinks and host cocktail classes at your event. Bring your own base spirits and they’ll mix your drinks and create a fun loving party atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Hayati’s Mobile Bartending in Sydney create never before seen cocktails made from scratch that are sure to be a hit. They’ll travel to you and create am amazing and exciting atmosphere to suit the party. They supply everything you need including cocktail jugs, bar spoons, Boston shakers, strainers and their own mobile bar, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Just enjoy the party along with all of your guests.
However, if you’re steering away from the cocktails and would rather keep it classy with wine, The Wine Gallery is an online business that have a whole curated selection of quality and affordable wines. They can help you choose the best bottles of wines for the occasion. If you order before 4pm, they can do same day shipping throughout Sydney.
You don’t need to go completely over the top with decorations for a games night. But if you do want to do something special, we can suggest a few little tips and items that can help you out. Seeing as you will have food at your party, we suggest using themed tableware to decorate your onesie party.
One idea to help bring the theme to life is to use playing cards as coasters for your drinks. How fun does this look? We’re sure it will be a big hit.
For the rest of our tableware items, we found everything you could possibly need to theme your tableware from the two businesses below. We decided to stick to a simple black, white and gold/silver theme to keep it classy and appealing. You can use this colour theme or come up with your own.
Ruby Rabbit Partyware is an online party boutique for unique & stylish party & event supplies. They ship Australia and worldwide. They specialise in the latest on-trend & handcrafted partyware for all of your occasions and parties.
Hip and Hooray is also an online party shop with same or next day dispatch. They encourage you to celebrate all of your little and large occasions in style and within budget. They keep up with the latest trends and have all your decoration and partyware needs.
Lastly, but most definitely not least, you need games! Wait an hour or two to start the first game. Let everyone arrive and get comfortable before you pull the first game on them. Just like a cocktail party, let people snack and chat for a little while before you bring everyone together for the games.
It’s a good idea to pick a bunch of games you want to play ahead of time so you don’t have to spend time on the night trying to figure out a game to play. You will only need to play up to three games in a night, you don’t want it to drag on. And remember to pick games that are suitable for large groups. Also make sure to explain the rules of each game before you start.
There are so many great games that you can play in a group that it makes it so hard to choose which ones to play. The opportunities are endless. So we’ve come up with a few to give you inspiration to decide what games will work best for your group of friends.
If you’re stuck on ideas, cards are a great place to start, and almost every household will own a deck or two. Below are some suggestions of fun, popular games that are appropriate to play with a large group of friends.
- Spoons – a game played with cards and spoons. A deck of cards is passed around the circle one card at a time, your goal is to find 4 cards of the same rank. Once you have 4 cards of the same rank, discreetly grab a spoon from the middle. All the players must then attempt to grab a spoon as quickly as possible in order to not be the only one left without one.
- Poker – a game of chance and even skill. Instead of betting with money, just bet with playing chips. This one’s always a crowd pleaser.
- Uno – Such a simple game that everyone knows and loves.
- Cards Against Humanity – This hilarious party game is made for the adults. So only bring this one out if your party doesn’t involve children.
- Apples to Apples – an award-winning card game that provides instant fun for 4 to 10 players. After the cards are dealt, select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round.
- Pictionary – a game providing creativity and loads of laughter. The game becomes more hilarious when you cannot decipher what your partner is trying to draw. You can create your own game set with a white board and some fun words to draw written on small pieces of paper.
- Yahtzee – a dice game primarily based on luck.
- Twister – a game of physical skill played on a large plastic mat that is spread on the floor or ground.
- Charades – You can never go wrong with charades. Split into teams and then have one person from each team act out a movie, book, or TV show to see who can guess the answer. This one’s great to get everyone up and involved with the fun.
- Celebrity Heads – a celebrity guessing game that can be played with a large group.
- Balderdash – a board game of bluffing and trivia.
- Catch Phrase – a word guessing party game.
- Cranium – a party game involving different skills and categories.
- Taboo – a word, guessing, and party game.
- Never Have I Ever – best played with a large group. There are so many different rules and ways to play this game, so make sure you let everyone know which rules you are playing by.
- Would You Rather – Like Never Have I Ever, there are many ways to play this game as well. However, the more creative you are, the more fun and hilarious the game can become.
If you’re interested in learning the rules to any of the games above, be sure to have a quick internet search.
Just remember to have fun! There is nothing better than having a laugh with a bunch of your friends. We hope these ideas help give you inspiration and encouragement to thrown your own Onesie Games Night. Good luck!