Chelsea
Master August 2017 Ontario

Jack and jill 2017

Chelsea, on 19/May/2017 at 09:25 Posted in Before the wedding

Hey guys! I just had my jack and jill this past Saturday and it was a huge success! We managed to raise $4100 which pays for my whole honeymoon to Jamaica and we have an extra grand to either use towards excursions while we are there or to put towards other payments still owing on the wedding! I didn't get to take photos of the place being all set up because I was so busy but I have photos of some of the wedding party, guests, some of the raffle baskets and decorations before being fully finished! It ended up being a casino theme as well!
We had 14 raffle baskets/prizes! We had a TV, a coffee basket, a tea basket, a lotto basket, a gardening basket, a wine basket, a chocolate lovers basket, a candy lovers basket, a craft beer basket, a games basket, a kitchen basket, a date night basket, an adult colour book basket and a scentsy basket!
For door prizes we had a cake lollies arrangement and a car detailing type basket with a table that comes with it to put all your cleaning items on which my grandma actually brought to the jack and jill and so it was a last minute addition! We had a $100 gift certificate for a door prize as well towards a photoshoot with a local photographer but because we got the car one that day, we decided to have a dance competition to win the gift certificate and myself and my fiance got to pick the winners!
For food we did lasagna, caesar salad, dinner rolls and then we had chips on all the tables for people to snack on during the night!
For games and activities we had toonie toss, crown and anchor, dart poker, crazy jokers, a 50/50 draw, coin toss, a nail and hammer game and a jail cell where you could pay to put people in jail and pay for them to get out early!
For dart poker we had 3 prizes, first place was a set of jays tickets, 2nd place was a date night basket, 3rd place was a $25 walmart gift card! For the nail and hammer game, we had girls vs girls and guys vs guys so we had a girl and guy winner! The girls won a bath and body works basket, the guys won a car detailing basket!

Crazy jokers

Crazy jokers

Gardening basket

Gardening basket

wine basket (unfinished)

wine basket (unfinished)

tea basket

tea basket

kitchen basket

kitchen basket

date night baskets (unfinished)

date night baskets (unfinished)

games basket

games basket

coffee basket

coffee basket

scentsy basket

scentsy basket

Home made jail cell (not painted)

Home made jail cell (not painted)

Send a friend to jail sign

Send a friend to jail sign

coin toss and 50/50 draw sign

coin toss and 50/50 draw sign

nail and hammer game sign

nail and hammer game sign

dart poker game board

dart poker game board

coin toss (without water)

coin toss (without water)

dart poker game sign

dart poker game sign

Random decorations

Random decorations

raffle ticket boxes

raffle ticket boxes

bath and body works basket (unfinished)

bath and body works basket (unfinished)

Bride and 2 bridesmaids

Bride and 2 bridesmaids

Guests in jail

Guests in jail

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

Bride and groom in jail

Bride and groom in jail

Dart poker players

Dart poker players

Jail cell

Jail cell

Guests in jail

Guests in jail

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

Bride and groom in jail

Bride and groom in jail

Bride and bridesmaid in jail

Bride and bridesmaid in jail

Bridal party (missing 1)

Bridal party (missing 1)

Guests in jail

Guests in jail

Bridal party (missing 1)

Bridal party (missing 1)

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21 Comments

  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    One ticket for $10, or two for $15

  • Ann
    New Hampshire
    Ann ·

    How much did you charge guests to attend the J and J? I am planning one now.

    Thanks!! Your pics are awesome. Glad it was successful.


    Ann

  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    Along the lines of a social.

  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·

    I've never heard of a jack and jill until now. Is that in lieu of a shower or in lieu of or the same as a social?

  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    The biggest money maker for us were 3 things: We did a toonie toss which went on for a good 25 minutes, the dart poker board (we did top 3 hands wins a prize), and then the jail cell was a hit. Guests had never heard of it and people were constantly in that jail cell. Guests could put the bride and groom in there to which they definitely enjoyed! For the 50/50 draw we charged $2 a ticket, $5 for 3 tickets, and $10 for an arms length. We used the same prices for guests to buy raffle tickets for all the baskets!

  • S
    Beginner August 2018 Ontario
    Shannon ·
    Hi there , love this post. I'm having my jj in September. How much did you charge for prize tickets ? And what game was your biggest money maker ?
  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. My wedding party let me and my fiance socialize with everyone and so we had a blast.
  • Simone
    Master August 2017 Manitoba
    Simone ·
    Your welcome, Chelsea! Smiley smile


  • Tiffany
    Devoted September 2018 Quebec
    Tiffany ·
    Wow, looks like you guys had a great time! Live the game ideas!
  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
    I had an amazing time! I was extremely exhausted and setting up was stressful because every 2 seconds someone different was asking me "where do you want this" or "how are we supposed to do this" or "can you please take care of this" ! So everyone was relying on me to set everything up and so I didn't get a break to myself! I snuck out for 10 minutes while everyone was eating and sat in my friends truck and ended up setting off the alarm while falling asleep!
  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
    Any time !! Smiley smile
  • Zoë
    Master June 2020 Ontario
    Zoë ·

    Hi Chelsea! Looks so nice! Congrats! Did you have a nice time? I love the tea basket! So cute! Smiley heart

  • Emma
    Frequent user August 2017 Ontario
    Emma ·
    Looks like a great time! I'm happy it was fun and now you got a paid for honey moon Smiley smile Thank you for sharing ideas Smiley smile
  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·

    Thank you!

  • Simone
    Master August 2017 Manitoba
    Simone ·
    Nice! Congratulations.
  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·

    Thanks Erin!

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