A Designer Handbag Bingo was held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Brooklawn American Legion Post No 72 in Brooklawn, NJ. The event was coordinated by the South Jersey Mothers of Multiples, an organization that helps mothers with twins and higher multiples, to which all of the proceeds were given.
Attendees played for 10 designer handbags, baskets up for auction and a 50/50 raffle that totaled $605 by the end of the night. The bags were purchased from designers such as Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Kate Spade with total values ranging from approximately $200-$400.
Bags from Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Kate Spade lined the prize table. Bag 1 was a red Michael Kors clutch valued at $198.
Bag 10 was the most valuable prize. A leopard printed Coach Signature tote listed at $395. Players had to mark each spot on one entire board in order to win this one.
Everyone gets seated at their tables in the American Legion Post No 72 in Brooklawn before the games begin. The room gets quiet as the first number is called.
Each game had a sheet which displayed three playing boards. Players could purchase multiple boards in order to increase their chances at winning.
The bags were divided into separate games, where players had to shout “Bingo!” for only the specific patterns.
A table of four players is prepared with snacks before for the games begin. Each tests their dauber in the free spaces.
Attendees get up close to the raffle prizes that included smaller bags and gifts. One woman decides which cup to place her tickets in.
A raffle basket includes mini Vera Bradley bags, a cup and an umbrella in one matching pattern.
The biggest basket auction prize includes a five piece travel bag set and an accompanying basket. Players had to purchase tickets for this one separately.
A pile of losing bingo sheets.
A player marks her sheet according to the specific pattern chosen for the game. Her purple dauber marks how close she is to winning.
The daubers were used quite heavily during the games. A close-up shows the spilling of the messy ink.