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For all those planning Buck and Doe events. Here are some free ideas. Most of these ideas have many variations.
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BUCK AND DOE EVENT IDEAS
FISH INSURANCE – guests pay $1 to be insured, if they don’t buy it and win a prize they have to swallow a fish to get the prize…
LOCK BOX GAME. There are like X number of keys and you have to pay whatever to buy a key ($5, $10, etc.). if your key opens the box you win the prize
HAMMER TIME – You get a big tree stump a hammer and super long nails. Whomever hits the nail down with the least number of hits wins ( EVERY little tap counts even to readjust) Guys get super competitive for this one and keep playing to win.
50 SQUARES – Take a piece of Bristol board and draw 50 squares on it and number them. Have people buy a square for $2.00 and write their name (first and last) on the square. Have 50 small pieces of paper already cut and ready, and then put them into a hat. When all of the squares are filled up, ask the DJ to pull a number from the hat. Whichever number is pulled… the person who’s name is on the corresponding number on the board wins a prize. We often use a $25.00 gift certificate from the LCBO or local liquor store.
FREE SHOT – get a shot glass and place it in a fish bowl filled with water, and put it near the bar. When people go up they can drop in a loonie and the ones who get one in the shot glass wins a free shot
JOKER’S WILD – Take a deck of cards (or two if you are expecting a large crowd) and tape them face down hiding the jokers as well. The purchaser then writes his/her name on the backside to the card. The winner is the person who’s name appears on the back of the Joker.
50-50 – Using numbered tickets, helpers sell tickets to win cash or prizes. Generally pricing is one ticket for $1, three tickets for $2 or an arms length for $5.
TOONIE TOSS – Place a bottle or alcohol on the floor a mark a line a good twenty feet away. The DJ will have people throw toonies at the bottle and the closest wins. For a challenge, make it the closest without hitting the bottle. Keep it going as long as possible. This is a big money maker for most Buck and Doe events.
HOLD THE BEER CASE – Again this tends to be a big one for guys that get super competitive and because of that it can make a lot of money. Players pay $5 or $ x to see who can hold a beer case straight out with straight arms without bending them. This is timed event and time ends when their arms bend or go down even a little. Whomever has the best time by the end of the event wins the case of beer.