Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bunco!

I hosted Bunco last night. My neighborhood Bunco group is THE best ever. I guess we've been playing for 3-4 years now and I can't remember ever having a bad time. Ever. We usually laugh so hard we cry and last night was no exception.

I saw this conversation game on a blog that I stalk love and I've been trying to find a group to play it with. Y'all, it was hysterical! I took some time earlier in the week and wrote down really random and  goofy sentences then gave one to each Bunco guest last night. They had to work their sentence into conversation at some point during the night with the goal of pulling it off. Here's a sampling of some things overheard:

Does anyone know where I can buy a Chia pet?
I love Lady Gaga. P-P-P-Poker face.
I always try to color coordinate my underwear with my outfits.
Football sucks. I hate it. (Funny, because I hosted a football-themed Bunco).
Who farted? (Because we're such a mature group.)
I love kittens. I wish I had one. (Ripped that one from Darby.)

Oh. My. Gosh. Some people were so sly and totally pulled it off. Others got busted immediately. It was hysterical at the end of the night to go around the room and listen to everyone's sentences. I highly recommend this game. And hopefully you'll have fun coming up with wacko sentences. That was my favorite part.

Anyway, I decided to shake things up a bit and go with a football theme. Everyone wore their favorite team's jersey or a t-shirt or their teams colors. I told the non-football lovers that as long as they didn't wear pink or lime green we could probably find a team for them. :) 

I'm going to the Arkansas/Alabama game in a couple weeks so when I saw this Swanky Sooie t-shirt last month I ordered it right away. It came yesterday afternoon...just in time for football Bunco! I love it (but wish I had gone with my gut and ordered a smaller size.)
I meant to take a pic of our group, but I forgot. We're an eclectic bunch. The Broncos, the CU Buffs, the Razorbacks, US Air Force Academy, Green Bay Packers, Nebraska Huskers, and even a German soccer team (football, no?) were well represented. 

Deena wanted to know what I served. Here's my Bunco menu.

Mississippi Sin Dip (my very favorite, not-at-all-fattening dip!)
Assorted cheese and crackers
Veggie tray with dip (ranch from a jar thickened w/some sour cream)
Assorted beverages

And lastly, some decorations! My friend let me borrow a ton of football stuff (thanks, Heather!) and she even cut these cute footballs with my Silhouette machine (that is still not Mac compatible. Sigh.) I wanted to tie some ribbon on that football garland but should have planned that more than a few hours before kick-off, I mean Bunco. My local Wallyworld didn't have anything to match what I had in my head so I just left it plain and it was still cute!  And that sign above it is one of my chalkboard Wallies. I used the other one to post my beverage menu. Can't say enough about how wonderful those Wallies are!!!

If you're a part of a Bunco group, then you know how much fun it is! If you're not and if it sounds like fun, then why not start your own? Here is a great post explaining how easy it really is! Hope you all have a great weekend. Football, anyone? :)

10 comments:

Audrey and Emma said...

Have to admit...

I do love P-P-Poker Face...run to it almost everyday.
I'd totally take another kitten.
And I do coordinate my underwear everyday.

:)

Joanne

Audrey and Emma said...

Have to admit...

I do love P-P-Poker Face...run to it almost everyday.
I'd totally take another kitten.
And I do coordinate my underwear everyday.

:)

Joanne

Joanne said...

Why are my comments showing up as Audrey and Emma?? AHHH!!

dawn said...

Girl, it looks like you know how to throw a party! Sounds like a blast. And I love that game and plan to steal it from you for something, sometime...I think it sounds really, really fun.

dawn said...

Oh, and my guess is you've heard the glee version of Poker Face. A favorite we belt out around here...

Tree Frog Creations... said...

So fun...our bunco group sort of disbanded over the summer because everyone was so busy. I miss it! I also want one of those shirts but the link says it has expired? Are they still available??? GO HOGS!

Kecia said...

I wish I had a Bunco group--the few times I've played have been just like you described, full of laughter.
And I love Rolo Pretzels!

Dana said...

What a fun theme! Have fun at the game! Living in the Roll Tide capital has been interesting, especially when you drive around with a hog on the front of your car :)!! You can take the girl out of Arkansas but...

Melissa Stover said...

i read that on her blog and i really wanted to try it. i'm so glad you reminded me. it sounds like great fun was had!!

Lauren said...

I have NEVER played bunco but sounds like sooooooo much fun, can I come play with y’all sometime??? :) And that sentence game sounds like a complete blast. What a great idea, ha!