Invite: Of course I had to use the iconic puzzle board as the main focus of the invitation along with the giant wheel. I used PhotoShop to create the puzzle and add the other items.
Entry Decor: It was fun to create the table decor for this dinner theme. I used a lot of bright colors and game show inspired pieces to make it fun.
For the centerpiece, I used scrapbook paper to make wedges to resemble the giant spinning wheel wedges from the show, and used my Cricut to cut out the numbers, etc. I placed them in the center along with a $1 frame from Michaels that I painted with gold glitter. I made a puzzle board with our theme on it to tape to the center of the frame.
For the place setting, I folded napkins to look like wedges and then added numbers. On top of each plate, I had a puzzle for the guests to solve later in the evening.
I made the placecards to be name badges like they have on Wheel of Fortune. I bought wooden ovals from Michaels to paint white. I cut the blue oval out of cardstock and the letters on white cardstock. They sat at each place setting to start, but I hot glued a large safety pin to the back, so once we sat down to dinner, the guests wore them on their clothing.
For my side table, I made a banner and a giant fake check.
I designed these fun labels for my wine! Vanna White Wine and Pat Sajak asking if we want to "Buy a Vowel" to complete the Red Wine puzzle.
For wine charms, I printed out the Wheel of Fortune spinner wheel to wrap around the stem of each glass. I cut a small white triangle of card stock to act as the "pointer." Each pointer was glued to a different wedge, so guests could distinguish which glass was theirs.
Menu: I had fun planning the menu for this dinner and trying to match it to the theme. We started with a colorful green salad, but instead of serving it in a giant bowl, I separated the ingredients into wedges on a wheel. The salad included spring mix salad, tomatoes, corn, orange peppers, and olives.
On the show Wheel of Fortune, there is often a prize wedge with some sort of vacation. For this dinner, we won a trip to Italy!! I bought wagon WHEEL pasta that we served with a simple tomato sauce, sauted mushrooms, and fresh Parmesan cheese. Easy and yummy.
We also won a car for this monthly dinner! I borrowed my daughter's Barbie Corvette as a serving platter for garlic knot rolls. These were just frozen rolls I found in the frozen section of the grocery store. Five minutes in the oven and they were delicious.
We had a bit of fun with dessert with the "mystery wedge." I converted a cake decorating turntable into the Wheel of Fortune wheel using colorful cardstock. I bent a bright colored pipe cleaner to use to indicate which wedge the spinner landed on. I bought a cheesecake variety pack from Sams Club, and placed a slice of cheesecake on each wedge. Guests spun the wheel to see which piece they would get for dessert!
This was so easy and such a fun addition to the evening fun.
Party Activities: We had a little fun with guessing puzzles in our own style of Wheel of Fortune. At each place setting, I had a puzzle. We didn't spin a wheel, but each guest was able to participate as Vanna White while the rest of us guessed the puzzle.
I placed the "solve" of each puzzle on the bottom of the plate, so each guest was able to know the answer before each round began.
For this dinner, I used the names of past monthly dinners. It was fun to remember memories and laugh about them after we solved the puzzle and the game definitely got everyone involved.
Favor: We were all winners with this game of Wheel of Fortune. Each guest won 3 mini 100 Grand bars! I created a simple game puzzle tag that read Thanks for Coming.
This was a fun party to design. We had fun with everything from the food to decor. Definitely recommend hosting one of these if you have friends that love game show-inspired games!