In May, I hosted a Bible Character Costume Party for our congregation. We had so much fun!
It was a lot of work planning and preparing for it… totally worth it though.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Philly Beef Sliders, Mac N Cheese, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Loaded Potato Salad, Cole Slaw,Fruit Platters & Variety of Pies and Cookies
Kingdom melodies played during dinner.
I had prizes ( Gift cards and Gift Baskets) for Best Costume, Most Creative Costume and a prize for the Winners of the games we played.
Divided the guests into 4 groups/teams to play the games. Played the games Minute to Win it style. That was so much fun seeing all the friends trying so hard (looking silly) to win for their teams.
Each team was given a roll of toilet paper to wrap Lazarus. We selected one person from each team to be Lazarus and set the timer for 2 minutes. The team that wrapped the fastest and had the most coverage won.
Collection Manna: This game was hilarious! I had every team member put a little vaseline on the tip of their nose and they had to pick up cotton balls using their nose (no hands) and transfer the cotton (manna) to another plate. The team that collected the most manna won.
Bible Puzzles: Each team had to put together 2 puzzles. Both puzzles were of Biblical scenes taken from the cover of 2 publications. The picture was glued to a cereal box and cut out in 12 pieces (I think..maybe it was 15?) We gave the teams 2 minutes to put their puzzles together….pretty sure we may have extended the time just a bit.
Book of the Bible Cup Stack: I wrote the names of each book of the Bible on styrofoam cups…each team had to stack the cups by putting them in order of the books of the Bible. The team that had the most Bible books in the correct order, stacked in the time allotted won.
We made some Biblical props such as, Scrolls, Ten commandments on tablets (spray painted foam board), Ephod breastplate and some of the other props were just for fun.
We hung a Biblical scene photo backdrop ( My sister painted a canvas). The photo area was a huge hit. Everyone really enjoyed posing for pictures. :D
The first picture is of my family…
and here are some of the friends dressed in their costumes…
Putting your costume together does not have to cost a lot of money. Many of the friends went to second-hand stores and found clothes/items for very little money. Pinterest will provide you with lots of costume ideas. Check out my board: Bible Costume Ideas on Pinterest .
Pillow Cases, Table Cloths, Bath Robes, Scarves, Jewelry, Etc. can easily be found in these stores. Also, Party City has a nice selection of Biblical costumes.
The friends were commenting that they could not wait for the next Bible party… maybe next year. ;)
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Happy Bible Character Costume Party planning to you!
P.S. I didn’t get a chance to get permission to post everyone’s photo, so until I do, I blocked out some faces. :P