My sister Kathleen recently hosted an UNO theme party for her daughter’s first birthday. Aunt, uncles, friends, cousins, grandparents, and co-workers were all invited to this fiesta theme event! With almost 100 people attending, Kathleen needed some Fiesta Party Ideas to keep a mixed group of adults and children entertained, and what better way to do that than with an UNO tournament!
Getting ready for the tournament began with party set up. We designated a special table at the center of the party room for UNO tournament play. In front of the table was a bracket board for people to sign up. The bracket board was specially made by Party411.com and was very similar to a bracket you might see for March Madness, only the four brackets were each designated an UNO color – red, green, yellow, or blue.
In order to sign-up for the tournament, guests pulled a card from a special UNO deck. The deck had 16 red, 16 blue, 16 yellow, and 16 green cards. (One card for each of the spots on the bracket.) If they pulled a yellow card, they put their name in a spot underneath the yellow section and then put their card in a “discard” pile. This continued until all of the spots on the bracket were filled.
Then, the games began! Guests took a look at the bracket, found their partner, checked the UNO rules posted on the tournament table, and faced off. The winners then moved on to the next round! The tournament lasted for about an hour as family and friends dueled to the final round. The winner was a five-year-old boy named Brandon (see picture above), and his reward was the taco pinata which had served as a decoration on the taco buffet!
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