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Scrabble Theme Party Tips

Here are a few of the Web’s best ideas that will hopefully inspire you to host your Scrabble theme party for your pals.

With the reemergence of grown adults trying to turn back the clock to return to childhood, board games have become a big trend. From going to the bar to drink and play checkers or Jenga, to actually throwing a board game inspired party, this is certainly a theme we have almost forgotten about! Centering an event around a classic board game not only gives you plenty of inspiration for décor and menu, but it becomes the focal point of your gathering and the actual activity. 

The classic game of Scrabble is no exception. This universally loved board game has been popping up all over the internet and is definitely a crowd pleasing game you can base a theme party out of.

Scrabble Brought to Life: Human Scrabble

We love this idea of playing Human Scrabble from the Cory Etzkorn Design & Development company blog. They inadvertently invented this game when thinking about what kind of party throw. To take a break from the thinking, they began a casual game of Scrabble and voila! The idea hit them. Why not throw a Human Scrabble party?


They printed out the letters to post against a wall, invited a ton of people and brought the popular board game to life.

Forget Place Cards, Use Scrabble Letters Instead

Style at Home featured this cute Scrabble inspired wedding place setting idea.


If you’re hosting a party with a seated dinner, direct your guests to their seats with Scrabble letters as the place cards for a creative way to incorporate the theme into your table spread.

Edible Letter Cookies

Bridget over at Bake at 350 baked up these alphabet cookies that look like Scrabble letters that are good enough to eat. And we’re sure they are!


A brilliant idea, these cookies are a cinch to make and decorate. Lay these out with milk as your guests get into what’s hopefully a highly competitive game of Scrabble. Or you can put them in little favor bags for guests to take as they leave your shindig.

DIY Scrabble Letter Banner

Michelle Whitcher of Redfly Creations posted this sweet birthday party she hosted for her mother-in-law.


Her party featured a DIY banner with letters that look like Scrabble blocks. Super easy and super cute!

As you can see, the Scrabble board game lends up a variety of ideas that can inspire you to build a complete theme party around. Try out some of these ideas to plan your Scrabble theme party and see which of your guests is a Scrabble genius!

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