Add fun and games with a monthly Pub Olympics
My boss wanted to add some fun as well as entertaining games in our bar particularly on weekends. Thus he purchased a few items that we could use as party games such as blowpipe, speed stacking and so on. He wanted a variety of games in which the guest may take part during the band’s break.
So as usual I turned to the ever so wise World Wide Web for party games ideas. Instead I stumbled upon a great Restaurant Promotion Idea. Instead of holding a single game why don’t we hold a Pub Olympics.
Here some ideas on how I organized our First Pub Olympic in our bar.
- To have a min of 3 teams and a max of six teams. I only accepted 6 teams cause I didn’t want to stretch the time. Nowadays people get bored fast.
- The entrance fee was just to buy a bucket of 5 bottle of beer.
- Prizes were medals as well as our Pub T-shirts.
To make it fun we introduced the teams with a lot of fanfare. We obtained a few theme songs and let each team select their preferred song. Whenever we introduced them we played their chosen theme song. Just to make it entertaining.
As we didn’t want to drag our Pub Olympics too long. We just did 4 games a night. We plan to do this on a monthly basis. We changed the games around to give the guest a when they take part.
Here are a few of the games we played.
Two players from each team will take turn throwing 3 darts, with the score recorded. The highest total score wins this event.
Golf – Hole in one
We purchased two small golf putting sets for our banqueting. We set up this, so when the guest came out for their tea breaks. They could de-stress just by putting a few golf balls.
Just like the darts, two members of each team took turns to hit three balls. The team with the highest hole in one, wins this event.
As mentioned earlier, one of the games in which my boss purchased was a blowpipe. And so we set up balloons with little lights in them. The pub was dim and the balloons looked nice in the dark. We made our own darts by using the filters of cigarettes and a wooden skewer. Each team had six darts to use. The team with the highest burst balloons were the winner of this event.
Football- Ball Juggling
We bought a fusball ball. Two players from each team required to juggle the ball with only their feet. The team that had the highest number wins this event. For this game you have to have a large space or else you will have a lot of broken glasses.
My boss saw this game in a mall in the city. Thus he purchased two. Just like all the other events, two players from each team took turn stacking the plastic cups. The team with the fastest time were the winner.
For the closing we made 1st, 2nd and 3rd place podium. The first place winners received a gold medal, a pub souvenir, 2 jugs of beer to celebrate. We also took the winners group photo and frame it our wall with their names. For them to return to see it.
Promote your Bar with Tournaments
We had a lounge in the hotel where I worked, that was not doing too well. We hired a band during festive holidays but people still didn’t come. Furthermore the salary of the band was eating into my profits. I noticed that customers preferred watching live football matches on the big screen than listening to the band. So I stopped the band, invested in some dartboards, bought another big screen TV and converted the whole bar into a sports bar. Business was great on weekends when the hotel was full and there were live matches. Now I needed a way to get in business on the weekdays. I found out that there were quite a number of avid darters in our area. So I organized on a bi monthly basis small dart tournaments. Here are the steps I took.
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