Connect the Dots

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

We love our friends. They’re warm, sparkly and ridiculous in all the best ways. Plus they’ve been rooting for us for 10 marathon years, so they’re ready to celebrate.

And while we’re thisclose with all of them, since our friendships come from various points in our lives, BC {before coupledom} – High School, College – and AC {after coupledom} – Post College, Work and Dog Park {yep, i just said dog park} – they’re not all thisclose with each other.

It’ll be a jigsaw puzzle of friends from here, there and everywhere in between…which means we need to have a party starter to connect our people together. So Mr. O and I gathered all the random and juicy bits from our friendships and pieced together this little game.


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This is a draft of our crazy version of bingo, Ostrich style. We made 3 versions of these game cards for our party people, which we’ll hand out during our cocktail hour. Filled with info only a best bud would know, every guest has their own box on one of the 3 bingo cards and we’ll challenge everyone to figure them out by asking each other. And to make it ridiculous, we’ve included classic stuff that gives everyone a glimpse to the awesomeness of our friends—Rhythm Nation dance moves, thief catching, El Camino driving…and this is only version #1. 😉

The winner must be the first to answer every box on their bingo card and they’ll be rewarded with a worthy prize.

And by then the umbrella drinks will be flowing, the social awkwardness will be long gone, and who knows? Maybe there’ll be a few new friendships, too.

How are you getting your party started?


Mrs. Ostrich

San Francisco/Hawaii
Wedding Date:
April 2011
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    missbiscuit 1054 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:24 pm

    Super cute idea!
    Most of the people coming to our wedding are coming in larger clumps (co-workers, family, church friends, etc.) so they’ll already know a fair amount of people. This could be an interesting way to get them mingling outside of their known group, though…

  2. glasses Bee
    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:26 pm

    Ohhh, I love these type of games at weddings. I also approve of your use of the word “hella” 😉

  3. frenchtoast Bee
    frenchtoast 298 posts, Helper bee @ 7:08 pm

    I looooove this idea, Ostrich! Mr. Toastie and I have been thinking of games for our guests to keep them entertained.. I may just “borrow” this idea 🙂

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    emma5w 547 posts, Busy bee @ 9:08 pm

    This is super-cute!

  5. waffle Bee
    waffle 1161 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:06 pm

    Great idea! They are going to have so much fun!

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 10:50 pm

    This is a great idea, your guests will have so much fun! And your friends sound awesome.

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    Charcole2011 303 posts, Helper bee @ 8:48 am

    I love this idea! too cute!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:56 am

    What a cute idea! Your guests will love it!

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