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Cornhole is the New Beer Pong: Occasions Where You Can Host a Friendly Cornhole Contest

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue party or a family gathering, some backyard games can spice up your event, making it enjoyable for everyone.

In organizing games, you have to consider who will attend and what the occasion is. Not all games are suitable for everyone. For instance, you can’t expect kids to play beer pong at a pool party, or you can’t expect older adults to run around playing tag. There is one game, though, that is for everyone and for every occasion, and it involves feedcorn.

Cornhole for Fundraising Events

Fundraising events don’t have to be boring. Raising money for your favorite charity or foundation can be just as fun and relaxed as a Sunday barbecue with friends.  Cornhole is one of the best games you can host for this event.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money for a cornhole contest. It only requires a flat surface, eight corn-filled bags, and two slanted boards. If you want to add a personal touch to your event, customize your boards with your organization’s logo. Additionally, your participants don’t have to play by the rules, just encourage them to have fun.

But, Cornhole Worldwide suggests, if you want the contest to be a little competitive and orderly, get the pros involved. Assign volunteers as referees, instructors, or scorers.

Require a small amount of registration fee, and give players a few bottles of beer, so the game is more enjoyable. Also, don’t forget to give the winner a personalized trophy. It doesn’t have to be expensive or grand, just sincere.

Cornhole for Weddings

Weddings are stressful to plan, and for a lot of reasons: the cake, the band, the wedding dress, the registry.

But, the big day doesn’t have to be stressful anymore. After you’ve exchanged vows with the love of your life and put a ring on each other’s fingers, it’s time for the after-party. And, yes, it does include a few (or many) bottles of beer and alcohol, loud music, and games.

Typically, beer pong is the way to go, but make way for cornhole contests. They can be as fun, and people tend to get competitive with these games. A friendly cornhole game is easy to play; just toss the bag into the hole. There’s no running required, so anyone in dresses or gowns can play the game. To make everything more exciting, why don’t you try playing cornhole by the rules of beer pong?

Cornhole for Kids’ Parties

Cornhole at a birthday party

Don’t worry, cornhole doesn’t always include beer and alcohol. It can be a wholesome event for kids, too.

The game is not physically demanding, making it ideal for kids. The bags don’t weigh much; they are typically just 16 ounces.  Kids will easily understand the rules of the game: when the bag lands on the board, they get a point, and when it goes into the hole, they get three points. The first player or team to reach 21 points win.

Not only is this game exciting for them, but it’s also one way to instill the spirit of good competition in these young players. Make sure to give all of them gifts and awards, winners and non-winners.

Cornhole has been aired on and covered by the ESPN. Organizations now regulate it and there are professional tournaments for it. But, it’s still the same old, fun backyard game that many love and have played in their events. It may sound corny, but the best thing about cornhole is that you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy tossing bags with friends or family.