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Friday, June 2

Tips on Decorating a Cornhole Board



Let's face it -- Cornhole is awesome! For those who aren't familiar with the game, the object is to get colorful, little pouches of sand into a hole cut into a board. The harder the throw or the position you throw from the greater the points. There are even official guidelines on the size of the cornhole field and how big the board and hole should be. This is not simply a carnival game ... Cornhole is serious business.

Yet, it can be drab as well. For serious players, all that's needed is the board and hole. For others, especially younger players, the more decorated the board is the better. It draws their eyes to the target and can possibly help them be more accurate on their throws.

So, how to decorate? Well, painting is always an easy go-to. If preparing this for a carnival or other kids program consider getting the children involved in the design and the painting. Biggest thing to avoid is surrounding the hole on the board with dark colors. This confuses the thrower. When designing, consider incorporating a pattern which makes the hole feel natural.

Another way to decorate the board is via decals. Companies like Custom Corntoss sell customized decals for all situations. For instance, you may want a state flag decal. Or, for sports fans, NFL cornhole decals where the helmet hole fits right with the corntoss area. You may also be able to find NHL, MLB, and NCAA teams.

Should designing the board be to much for you and your team, considering purchasing a pre-made corntoss board for your event. Many companies produce these boards and can custom design them for your situation. It certainly will cost extra, however, it can save you time and give you additional opportunities to use it, thus repaying your investment back.

Whatever way you decide to go, make the corntoss and cornhole board an event rather than a simple game which people pass by. Make it large with banners and announcements, praise each person who throws, whether they get the bag in or not, and ensure the prizes they receive are the best for your budget. In other words, make your corntoss the place where everyone wants to play.

1 comment:

  1. I love cornhole! I've only played 3 or 4 times, so I'm not very good at it though...

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