When we had Alannah’s baby shower, I came up with a great raffle idea and party game to help fill up the cute piggy banks we got from friends.
I called it the “penny raffle.” The premise was to get guests as soon as they come through the door, and tell them to empty their pockets of loose change. We told them it was a starter to her college fund.
Coin Raffle Party Game
Each penny would get them one raffle ticket. The prizes we gave away were a big movie basket and spa basket I put together with some stockpiled items from my grocery shopping trips. They’re were all items I had on hand, so I could fill the baskets up sky high and entice more people to enter.
Taking It To The Next Level
But my Mom did me one better: she told me to change the title to “coin raffle” and give one raffle ticket per COIN. So, if they gave a penny or a quarter, they would still get one ticket.
Surprisingly, everyone tried to use up as much of their change, especially quarters, on the raffle. The line was so long, my sister couldn’t handle passing out the tickets on her own after a few minutes. My mom and I had to step in and help her out. It was fun and we filled up one piggy bank and halfway filled another.
Coin Raffle Party Game Ideas
This would be a great idea for anyone planning parties in the future. It’s ideal for a kid’s birthday party, but there are plenty other occasions where this party game would be a hit.
- Anniversary (call it the Date Night Coin Raffle and raise money for the couple’s date nights)
- Bridal Shower
- Housewarming (a piggy bank for their house emergency fund)
I just thought I’d share that with you all, in case you’re in the middle of planning a party and need more party game ideas. I hope it helps you!