How to Organise a Trivia Night
Trivia or Quiz nights are great for team building, fundraising or just having fun. Trivia night questions should be designed so that at least 80 percent of the questions you ask will be answered correctly and should also cover a wide variety of topics thus ensuring everybody will have a rewarding evening.
These guides have been prepared over time from suggestions sent to us by volunteer event organisers.
Please use all of our resources as a guide only, and modify them for your own circumstances.
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What you need to do:
Depending on the number of people attending you will obviously need to organise a venue which will cater to all of the guests comfortably. The venue can be set up in any shape you wish bearing in mind the presenter will need a table at the head or front of the venue (a small platform or stage is ideal). Teams should not exceed more than 10 people. Small teams (eg: 4 people or less) should be encouraged to join ‘forces’.
* A good, reliable P.A. system is required for the evening.
* A portable whiteboard is ideal.
* Aim to play at least 3 games played during the course of the evening and a prize needs to be awarded to each winner. The prizes need not be anything extravagant (a bottle of Champagne, a box of Chocolates or a book are some examples).
* Award prizes for the teams which come first and second for the evening. Again these do not have to be overly extravagant (a small hamper of goodies or a small trophy per player usually does the trick). Remember, to provide at least one prize per team member. This, of course, is at your discretion – you may only wish to reward the winning table. The table which comes last could also receive a prize (in good taste of course!).
* Another effective means of raising funds is to run a raffle during the course of the evening. This is where, if at all possible, an attractive prize needs to be provided. The bigger the ‘carrot’ the more tickets will be sold. An effective way to run the raffle is to have two separate draws for the evening, leaving the big prize until last of course. The number of draws will depend on the amount of prizes on offer. Tickets can be sold during the course of the evening.
Trivia companies can organise nights for you or supply you with kits to do it yourself.
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