Icebreakers & Mixers

These events aren’t stand-alone events, but rather are designed to kick-off a meeting, provide a break in the meeting action, or enhance a party to get your guests to interact with one another in a non-threatening way!

Advice from the Tiki Gods

This themed mixer will certainly liven up any beach or Polynesian-themed party or reception! Guests earn leis as they mingle with others, playing a Mad Libs-style game that results in hilarious Advice from the Tiki Gods.

Beach Ball Blast

During this popular beach-themed activity guests get beach balls with letters on them and must mingle with others to form beach-themed words. “Lifeguards” give leis to guests for each word formed. At the end of the party, the guest with the most leis wins.

Beadapalooza

If you want to get a bead on how to engage your guests during your next networking function, this activity is perfect for your krewe, whether you’re in New Orleans, or just want a Big Easy way to entertain wherever your party may be! Guests swap beads, and business cards, for a networking activity like no other!

Business Card Exchange

This is the perfect activity where guests are from different companies. Guests receive a custom printed booklet that can hold up to 12 business cards. In it are the instructions for the activity, a place for their own business card and a description of each of the different business cards guests need to collect. Collect all 12 and you’re entered into a grand prize drawing, but the cards are yours to keep!

Card Sharks

This is the perfect accompaniment to a casino party night. Or, it can stand on it’s own! Guests win poker chips throughout the evening by taking part in card-themed activities including a mixer where they form human poker hands and card-themed competitions that pit players against one another on stage.

Get a Clue

Guests eliminate suspects, motives and locations by viewing what’s written on other guest’s nametag lanyards. The mystery is customized for your group. For instance, a wedding rental business may have to figure out who knocked off the Mother-of-the-Bride. Was it the Groom with the Cake Knife at The Bachelor Party? Or, was it the DJ with the Garter in the Florist Shop?

Hunt Mixer

Guests hunt down clue stations placed throughout the hospitality event. For instance, a clue may be printed on a cocktail napkin, or be attached to swizzle sticks at the bar. More than a solution is revealed – so too is corporate information woven into the clues. Guests solving all of the clues are placed into a grand prize drawing.

Mixed Drinks

Guests become mixologists as they get a lanyard imprinted with a cocktail ingredient and are invited to blend with others to create different mixed drinks. For instance, a guest wearing a “vodka” nametag could find someone wearing “tonic” and both would get a swizzle stick. The guest with the most swizzle sticks drinks in the glory and wins a prize.

Pump Up The Volume

As your guests roll into your party, you can make their evening rock by giving them a fun way to mix and mingle with others. Option One is an upbeat guessing game that has people solving clues to complete the partial song titles worn on other’s name badges. If they have the chops to find and solve all ten, they’re entered into a prize drawing. Option Two finds all working together in harmony to form song titles with the words on each other’s name badges. The more people they meet and song titles they make, the more guitar picks they collect and the one “picking” up the most wins a prize!

Selfie Social

Guests must take 8 different selfies with other guests, such as one with someone whose first name begins with the same letter, or a group selfie with a group of people who all have something unique in common! Throughout the event, guests will post their selfies on social media with a custom hashtag. If the emcee picks your post at random, you could win an instant prize.

What If?

Guests share with other guests their answers to various “If statements” they are each wearing on a name badge lanyard. For instance, “If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be…” Guests who collect a certain number of answers to their question from different guests by a set time are entered into a prize drawing. And, if their name is called out, the people whose answers they collected also come on stage to see if they remember their answers and they too win a prize!

Icebreakers & Mixers Case Study

Advice from the Tiki Gods

How do you encourage a bunch of meeting event industry professionals to break out from their familiar social groups in order to mix and mingle with total strangers? You tell them they’re about to get “lei’d.”

How it worked.
Guests received 6 leis, all in the same color, and five “Mad Lib-style” pieces of advice to share with colleagues. Before the advice could be shared, they had to ask the person they were talking to for types of words (a verb, noun, adjective, etc.) to fill in the blanks on the advice. Once the blanks were filled in, they read the humorous advice out to the person and swapped a lei with them. Once they had 6 different-colored leis, they submitted their name into a prize drawing.

The Results.

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