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Bible Character Costume Party

on September 21, 2015


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.

Dinner Menu…

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

bible party dinner menu

tables bible party

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.

Wrapping Lazarus:

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.

bible party game wrap lazarus

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 party game collecting manna

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.

Bible Puzzle game for bible party


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.

cup stack game bible book order

books of the bible cup stack game

Photo Props…

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.

bible party photo props

Bible party decorations

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. 😀

The first picture is of my family…

bible costume party

and here are some of the friends dressed in their costumes…

bible costume party aquilla and prisca



bible costume party ruth and noami


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.

bible costume

the shepherd boy and the shulamite girl costumes

Abigail, moses, david, samson bible costumes

bible character costumes

bible character costumes kids

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. 😛


12 responses to “Bible Character Costume Party

  1. Juanita says:

    Hi from Australia! Your party looks amazing! Our family are hoping to do similar here fir our tiny congregation but we are going to wait till summer passes (bible costumes and aussie heat could be miserable). Love the backdrop and games. And everyones costumes are so well done. I hope u dont mind me asking but, did you do special invitations and is there anything you would do differently next time? Thanks again for your post. Warm Christian love, your sis Juanita in Australia.

    • I printed up invitations with the party info along with suggestions on how to create easy costumes (second hand stores, Pinterest, etc) The one thing I would do different is interview all of the guests so everyone there could learn who each person was dressed up as. Make it a little more educational. 🙂 Overall, it was a huge success!! I wish you well with your party planning. Would love to see pictures 🙂

  2. Christy G. says:

    Thanks for sharing! My family and I were invited to one Christmas Day but I’d really love to do one for out congregation too. My son will be young David, me-Abigail, my husband King David and my daughter will be Pharaohs daughter. I loved your game ideas. Still looking for a place to have it.

  3. Mae T. says:

    This is awesome!!! I am gonna get with some Sisters in my cong to plan this soon! Thanks especially for all of the costume ideas.

  4. Yvette B. says:

    Thank you for posting your ideas. Our congregation is having one in April and this has given me some really good ideas.

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