Monday, August 27, 2007

Help!

I am having a gathering of friends over to my home for dinner and a swap. I love to host and have people in my home. It is exciting to me to think of preparations, such as food, table decorations, and having my home extra clean for guests.


I am not a big game player, so I am looking to you creative women for help. So, if you have a game that is fun, easy, and is able to be played with about 10-15 people let me know.

If I choose your game...I will then send you, one of my favorite things.

13 Comments:

Blogger Jenny said...

Are you having another favorite things party? Can I come? Ang and I have been talking about doing one for a year now.

I am not a party person, other than I like to attend. You might want to try Amy W. She tends to be good at that sort of thing. Good luck!

August 27, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I have several frinds, including my sister, that get together with friends once a month to play Bunco. I've heard great things about it, and Greg even bought me the game last Christmas, but sadly it still remains wrapped in the plastic and box. I keep thinking I need to find a group of girls to do this with but haven't yet. I think the usual number to play with is 12 but not for sure. I'll do more research and let you know.

PICK ME!! PIcK ME!!! PICK ME!!!

August 27, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

OKAY WEIRD. Jenny and I posted comments at exactly the same time!!!

August 27, 2007 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

I like two truths and a lie. Everyone tells three things about themselves, two are true and one is a lie, and people try to guess which one is the lie.

Its a hoot!

August 27, 2007 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jenny Dahl said...

It's time to invest in a little dance dance revolution! We had great fun dancing with the Wises. Well, maybe not a great game for so many people, but it is great entertainment! I don't own it, but I liked playing Apples to Apples.
You are a great host. Whatever you pick will sure to be fun.

August 28, 2007 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

I recently went to a murder mystery party that was pretty fun. Everyone came dressed up as their character. It was kind of funny. I think you can find them online.

Have fun!!

August 28, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

If the group doesn't mind having to get up and move quickly to another seat then I love playing "I Never". It's hysterical and even the most reluctant of participants ends up laughing hard and loving it.

Someone stands in the middle of the room and says "I never..." (For example, I have never been bungee jumping." Then all the people who have been bungee jumping have to switch seats, and the person in the middle runs to one of the vacant seats as well, so someone is left without a seat and has to come up with a new "I never." It's informative and fun.

August 28, 2007 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Bunko is my suggestion as well. It is fun but super easy and requires no previous skills. You can find the rules and the scorecards online. Have fun!!

August 28, 2007 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

This sounds like so much fun! I like the murder mystery idea, I've done that before and it is fun. Also I like Jill's suggestion, it sounds really fun too.

Here is my idea, you can ask everyone to bring a small wrapped gift (worth $5), and everyone sits in a seat in a big circle holding a gift. Then you read a story (you make it up before hand) that says left or right in it alot, whenever you hear left you pass the gift to the left, whenever you hear right you pass to the right. It goes fast and is really fun. Then when the story ends you get to open the gift you end up with.

August 28, 2007 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Is this for women or couples? I love the board game Would You Rather, because everyone talks and it really breaks the ice, but it can be hard for the shy to do some of the challenges. But...so much fun you'll cry.

I love "I Never". Very fun.

I've always loved this one: Everyone writes down a question. Any question. Don't give any directions so that all of the questions are as random and different from each other as they possibly can be. Then have everyone pass their question to the person on their right and have that person write their answer to the question (so, everyone is answering a question different than their own). Finally, go around the room and start with someone reading their question. The NEXT person to their right reads THEIR answer (they don't match). Then, the person on their right reads THEIR question but the person to the right reads their answer. Yes? It turns out hilarious. Really. Some of my favorite memories with my friends have been playing this game and the tears that come from laughing so hard. If this doesn't make sense and you are actually interested in pursuing this game, email me or call me.

Have fun! (And pick me!!!):)

August 28, 2007 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

How about you put names of everyone there in a hat, then everyone had to draw that person and then everyone has to guess who each person drew... Also, I'm sure you've heard of this one too...everyone puts 5-10 famous, (known) names into a bowl...then you pass it around and have to explain who is on the paper without saying thier name, you do this with teams...

August 28, 2007 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Lexi, Troy and Peyton: said...

When everyone arrives, you can tape the name of a famous celebrity or a fictional character on a slip of paper to everyone's back. In order to find out who you are, you have to talk to everyone and ask questions to solve the mystery. It's really fun to find out who you are for the evening and the questions people ask are really creative.

August 29, 2007 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Jordan said...

You probably already had your dinner, but...Charades!!!

August 30, 2007 at 9:25 PM  

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