Trivia night ‘filler activity’ idea #1: Spaghetti Tower

Trivia Night Games

Over the next few months I’m going to some of my weekly tips to describe fun ‘mini fundraisers’ that can be used in between ’rounds’ on a trivia night or throughout the evening at a gala event. These short activities & trivia night games are often good ice-breakers and sometimes quite hilarious.

I would LOVE to hear from you about some activities you have done or seen. Please leave a comment or PM me with ideas.

The first idea I will cover is the ‘Spaghetti Tower’. Each team will pay a certain amount ($5 or 10 is usually a good amount) to receive a spaghetti construction kit consisting of a small bunch of uncooked spaghetti sticks (perhaps a quarter of a packet) and a roll of sticky tape.

You might want to make it a limit of one kit per table (good for laughs and groups that don’t know each other) or simply whoever wants to form their own small team (good for raising the most money).

Give everyone 5 minutes and say there are no rules, but the highest free-standing tower at the end of 5 minutes wins.

I have done this with a group that included a couple of engineers and we were paralysed by all the ‘genius’. No surprises… we lost badly!

If you are particularly aggressive with your fundraising target on the night, an option is to sell ‘cheat centimetres’. Somebody very ambitious (or in high spirits) might be very willing to purchase extra height at $10 per centimetre!

Also, being a loyal Fundraising Directory follower, I’m sure your sponsorship team will have organised the donation of a bunch of fantastic prizes to make certain your profits stay where they should

This week’s tip is proudly sponsored by Expressions. This long-standing fundraiser will help you (or your children) create wonderful keepsakes with high quality TEA TOWELS, BAGS and APRONS printed with artwork. Everything you need to run this fun and memorable project is provided. To request an information kit from Expressions please click here.


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