AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
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A Rubik's Cube Party is a lot of fun, a great ice-breaker, keeps the event interesting, and will result in so many fantastic photos! To learn how to play (plus all the other important info such as guest favours and food inspiration), read on!
THE AIM OF A RUBIK'S CUBE PARTY
Have each guest arrive in an outfit that resembles an incomplete Rubiks cube (i.e. they are wearing the six different Rubik's cube colors - white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow). The aim during the Rubik's cube party is for guests' to swap articles of clothing until they have 'solved' the cube (i.e. wearing one colour only).
In other words… the aim of this Rubik's Cube game is to leave the party in someone else’s clothes #ohbehave!
GET YOUR SWAP ON
As mentioned above, the aim of the game is for guests to arrive in a 'Rubik's Cube Costume' and swap pieces of clothing until they're wearing one colour only. Simple, right?
Make the game extra fun by setting one of the following Rubik's cube themed party rules...
GUESTS MUST MAKE A QUICK SWAP OF 1 CLOTHING ITEM:
The final two dot points are hilarious when guests’ are able to swap clothing items without the bride noticing. Gradually during the party she’ll realize her girls are slowing morphing into whole colours and won’t know when or how it’s happening!
If you don't like the idea of one blanket rule, you also have the option of numerous rules being followed throughout the night. For example:
MAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LIST UNTIL YOU ARE WEARING ONE COLOUR ONLY (PLEASE NOTE, NO RULE MAY BE USED MORE THAN ONCE). YOU MAY MAKE A QUICK SWAP OF 1 CLOTHING ITEM:
Up the ante at your celebration by handing out fun prizes throughout the night. You can award winners for one or more of the following categories:
HOW WILL YOU PLAY?
When it comes to a Rubik's cube hen party, there are a number of ways to play. And how you decide to include your bride-to-be in the fun is entirely up to you!
OPTION 1: WHITE PARTY
Make sure she is the only one to end up in all white (you could make a rule that the bride must get the white item from every single guest!).
OPTION 2: MIX & MATCH
Ask your hen to arrive in all white, and have guests wear the remaining five cube colours (red, blue, orange, green and yellow). You can then use the 'bride mentioning a particular word' rule outlined above; discreetly swapping clothing items. When she notices what's going on, have her join the fun. The catch? Whilst guests must become one single colour, your hen must become an unfinished cube (leaving the party in all six colours rather than white!).
OPTION 3: TRADITIONAL
Everyone, including your hen, arrives as an unfinished Rubik's cube and plays the game together.
RUBIK'S CUBE PARTY FAVOURS & PRIZES
CUTE RUBIK'S CUBE GIFT BOXES
And last but not least, if you're after something special to put your guests' goodies in, you can't go past Rubik's Cube favour boxes!
Perfect for foodies (like me!). Think along the lines of colourful cupcakes, biscuits or lollies. You could even go one step further and decorate square cookies to look like actual Rubik's Cubes, or create a Rubik's Cube cake for the ultimate themed treat (sending slices home as 'favours').
And whilst we're on the topic of food, beeswax wraps are another fantastic option. Coming in a range of fun colours and patterns, they will go perfectly with your bright and bubbly celebration!
Plants flowering in the Rubik's cube colours (white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow) will not only make your event look beautiful, but will also make a lasting gift for your guests (which in turn will become a permanent reminder of the fun they had at your hen do!).
SHOTS AND/OR MINI ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Kick off your celebration with some delicious mini drinks or shots! Not only a great ice-breaker (CHEERS everyone!), but also the perfect addition to any goodie bag.
Handy hint: Put the call out for small glass jars in the lead up to your event (and be sure to save any from your cupboard as well!). You can then fill these with spirits or champagne, decorate as you wish (e.g. with ribbon bows in the Rubik's cube colours) and add to guests' gift bags, ready for the special day.
For more hen party favour ideas, click here.
Thanks to the fun nature of this game, guests' and hen alike will have an amazing time whether your decorations are scarce (i.e. a few bunches of flowers in your theme colours) or elaborate (e.g. themed food, themed drinks - such as assorted coloured shots, flowers, colourful fabric bunting, etc.).
This Rubik's cube game also works perfectly when incorporated into an 80s theme party. Think along the lines of bright colours, fun photo-booth dress ups (from hilarious ball gowns to leg warmers, you'll be sure to find an amazing array of options at your local op shop!), hilarious photo props (DIY Pac Man props, anyone? Or how about famous movie quotes from that era?) and a vintage boom box/cassette tapes (borrowed from family or friends).
If you would prefer to purchase 80s party decorations/products rather than DIY, here are some great items to get you started (click the words to view the products):
Handy hint: If you do decide to go ahead with this theme, make sure you have the funkiest 80s music playlist to ever grace a party on hand, and that guests join the fun by turning up in 80s costumes (in the Rubik's Cube colours, of course!).
SOME HANDY TIPS
To ensure that your party goes to plan, you may wish to include the following tips on invitations:
Make sure you send out invitations early, giving your guests’ enough time to plan and/or purchase the most out-there get-up possible. You should also have PLENTY of cameras. Do not host a Rubik’s cube party without getting snap happy… you will regret it #thereneedstobeevidence
For more invitation inspiration, please click here.
If you enjoyed the Rubik's Cube party inspiration in this article, you may also enjoy the following:
HAVE THE BEST TIME!
I'm always excited to see parties in action and would love for you to share your Rubik's cube pictures and/or stories with me in the comments section below (or via social media: Facebook | Facebook Group | Pinterest).
Cheers to the BEST Rubik's Cube Party!
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x