How to Host a Trivia Night

Trivia Theme Night Ideas

Theme nights – where all the questions are on a specific topic -- can change up the normal pace once in a while, or be a recurring night each month. Here are some great examples of trivia themes, categories and questions you can use:

Calling all Sports Fans: Everyone knows some sports fanatics. Some categories include:

  • Famous Stats and People Who Broke Them
  • Olympic Trivia
  • Who Am I?
  • Name that Sport -- what uses a stone, a sheet and a broom?

Music of the Night: This is about all things musical, so even the most devoted groupie may get stumped:

  • Name that Tune
  • Who Am I?
  • Concerts and Live Performances -- you may know every album, but do you know what happened when your favorite band performed in Chicago?
  • Artists and Bands

Celluloid Crazies: Movie buffs can prove themselves in these categories:

  • Award Winners
  • Actors and Actresses
  • Films through the Decades
  • Who (or What) Am I?

Details of the Decade: Are you really an '80s girl? If so, prove it!

  • Events & News
  • Videos & Music
  • Movies & TV
  • Fashions & Fads
  • Who Am I?

Back-to-School: Quiz guests on high school topics like:

  • Geometry -- Who remembers trapezoids and theorems?
  • Civics -- Name the three branches of government
  • English Lit -- All about Shakespeare
  • Drivers Ed -- How do you do a three-point turn?

Once you've nailed down some theme ideas, it's time to fill the house and see who can answer these questions!