This weekend Garrett and I helped some friends with their Jack and Jill. For those of you who have never heard of this event, a Jack and Jill (or Stag and Doe) is a party and fundraiser for the bride and groom to help pay for their wedding. Everyone comes out (not just those invited to the wedding) and has a great night of games, raffles, cheap drinks and good music.
Everyone in the wedding party helps out, whether it is running a game or working at the bar. The guys all wore these black cowboy hats so that guests could find them.
My contribution to the food table was a big bowl of veggies and dip. If you ever want to find me at a party, look for the veggie tray. I’m usually standing right beside it. I love my veggies.
Aside from food, their were plenty of games for everyone to try. Garrett and I spent the evenings this week working on some of the signs, so it was great seeing them up on the wall getting some good use!
As the night went on people got more competitive with some of the games. For this one you had to try and hit the nail into the board with as few hits as possible. Needless to say my number was so high that I won’t be asked to roof a house in the near future.
The bridal party had to push the games and try to get the engaged couple as much money as we could. This one turned out to be a popular one with lottery players as they bid on different numbers to see which one would unlock the box containing a bottle of booze.
Another highlight of the night are the raffle draws. Guests buy tickets ($2 each or 15 for $20) and place them in bags for different prizes.
Garrett’s contribution to the raffle was this “Action Packed Movie Night”, full of guy’s movies and lots of candy and popcorn in a giant popcorn bowl. It was hard for him to resist eating all that candy the week before the party. It was just calling to him! (I almost stole the milk duds myself)
My basket was a “Pasta Night for Two”, with wine, a bottle opening set, gourmet noodles, sauce and bread thins all nestled in a colander with a tea towel. I almost put raffle tickets in for that one for myself.
Another popular money grabber was a jar with the bride’s picture on it and another with the groom’s. Whoever had the most money at the end of the night got to hit the other in the face with a pie. The bride’s future father-in-law loaded up her jar (including a $100 bill!) and it wasn’t long until she was the clear winner. With pie in hand she went on the hunt for her groom.
However, just when she got him, her sister came in with her own pie to get the bride too.
Working Mommy says
Looks like it was a ton of fun!!
My fiancée and I are trying to figure out just how the “guess the number to unlock the box” game works? Could you please provide a little more detail?! I would appreciate it!
It’s been awhile but if I recall, people paid to write their name on a square ($2 each or 3 for $5). Inside the box was a number between 1-50. Whoever had that number (or the closest number to it if all the squares weren’t filled), won 50% of the pot. The other 50% went to the bride and groom. It was really popular!