The Best Foods for Bingo

innerfood04052015Your bingo game needs more than just a few cards and some fancy prizes. If you expect players to stick around, they’re going to need something to eat!

Deciding on the perfect menu for your bingo tournament can be difficult, but there are a few important things to keep in mind when weighing your options. First, bite-sized treats are never a bad idea. Prevent the unwanted distractions associated with full-sized meals by choosing quick snacking options. Second, try to keep it clean.

We all love saucy foods, but your bingo game can get messy in a hurry if you aren’t careful. Finally, keep it neutral. Avoiding foods that are overly spicy or fragrant is a good way to keep your players focused on the game. Now that you know the basics, let’s take a look at a few of the best menu options for your bingo game.

Popcorn

Turn your bingo night into a theatrical affair with the inclusion of this cinematic staple. Popcorn comes in a few varieties to keep your players interested. Classic butter flavor? Sure. Sweet caramel flavor? Even better! Now, if you are thinking about kicking it into overdrive and offering up cheese flavored popcorn, you’re on the right track to a great bingo tournament. Few finger foods have attracted the cult following of the many faces of popcorn, and it is worth consideration for your bingo event.

Pizza

When you can’t decide what to eat, there’s always this classic fallback plan. What is more universally liked than a couple of freshly made pies? In addition to being quick to eat and extremely limited in messiness, there are plenty of topping options to meet the flavor preferences of a variety of players. It may not be the most original option, but pizza is a classic option for a very good reason. If you’re looking for a last minute sustenance solution, pizza’s versatility is tough to top.

Pigs in Blankets

For your more carnivorous players, a bite-sized treat with a blast of protein could be just the thing to keep your bingo game vibrant for the long haul. Cooking these traditional snacks is simple! Just pick up a few cans of crescent dough and a collection of cocktail sausages, and you’re ready to go. Want to kick it up a notch? Cheese and bacon are increasingly popular options for taking these little piggies to the flavor market.

Cakes

Now, I know what you’re thinking, but cakes don’t have to be eaten with inconvenient utensils. In fact, bite-sized version of cheesecake is a great option for quickly satisfying a player’s sweet tooth without the need to step away from the game. Alternatively, cupcakes are a ready-made option that’s perfect for the quick and tidy nature of bingo events.

So, are you ready to take your bingo tournament to the next level? Appeal to your players through their stomachs, and you’re sure to have a more successful event. Great food and a great game? That’s enough to make you want to scream, “Bingo!”