Do you want to have a fun and exciting party with your friends, colleagues or loved ones – or maybe arrange a great party for your children?
If yes is your answer, let us introduce you to the world of ping pong (table tennis) parties – and party ideas. First of all, let’s talk about the actual planning of this party, and all of the things you need to arrange a fun and exciting experience for everyone.
Step 1: Planning Ahead
Obviously, the biggest challenge when it comes to throwing a ping pong party is the availability of tables. If you have a ping pong table in your home and play table tennis regularly, this should not be an issue.
The truth is, even one ping pong table is enough for most people. You can arrange a tournament where everyone will participate, giving an award for the winner. But before that, let’s focus on another part of planning – the invitations to your party.
Step 2: Creating Your Invitations
Creating invitations for a table tennis themed party is a great first step to ensure that everyone will get the idea of the party and hopefully attend it. Here, you need to be creative and print out cards which actually illustrate the sport.
One great idea is a card which actually looks like a table for ping pong (in 2D) with balls and paddles illustrated on it. Obviously, a nice slogan saying something like “Be part of the best ping pong party you have ever seen” is nice to boost up the adrenaline and competitiveness. You can leave a blank space to write up the name of the person you are sending the invitation to.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can note that everyone who attends your party must be dressed as a ping pong professional – which guarantees fun and laughter.
Step 3: Tennis Party Decorations
When decorating your party, you should set up your ping pong table as center court and leave some space around it to gather all the “spectators” who would watch the contestants playing. Food and beverages should be put close to the table, preferably in an area that will be a concession stand.
You can use some old ping pong paddles, balls and even tubes as vases for decorations or as general decorations around the food and drinks.
Step 4: Introduction Activity/Tournament
If you know how skilled everyone is in ping pong, you should divide the tournament into couples with the same level of skills – all in order to make things more interesting and make the games more competitive.
Prepare prizes for the winner such as table tennis paddles, balls or even medals for the winner, second place and third place contestants.
In the end, sharing is caring – so make sure to post pictures on social media with every winner – as well as get a table to write all the tournament games and results.