Hope you all had a great weekend. I love to go out and have some fun as much as the next person but every once and while it’s nice to bring the fun to you and host a get together. I invited some friend I don’t get a chance to see often over for a good ‘ol game night and haven’t laughed that hard for a long while. Keep reading to see the details of the party including some delicious snacks & cocktails and a Game On Party Kit giveaway worth $100!
So there’s the family fun game night and then there’s the little more sophisticated game night for the child-free adult folks. They’re both equally as fun, but the snacks, beverages and conversation may be just *slightly different.
Since it’s close to the holidays I decided to go with a classic cocktail, The Negroni – an Italian classic using Campari, gin, & sweet vermouth. These went down just a little bit too easily.
As for snacks I made a few goodies. First up were some single serve nacho dips by layering guacemole, sour cream, salsa and shredded cheese in small glasses with corn chips on the side.
No party of any kind is complete without some cupcakes so I whipped up a chocolate batch then added these dice as toppers. You could get creative and make these edible from fondant or marshmellow (ie – the hard way) but it was an adult party so I just warned them not to bit into them crossed my fingers that they would listen.
Lastly I made some delicious nuts – cinnamon candied almonds and sweet & spicy pecans. Stay tuned for these two recipes on a follow up post shortly. It was the first time I made them and now I can’t stop. Soooo delicious and unbelievably easy!
Our games of choice were Mad Gab, Apples to Apples and Balderdash by Mattel. Balderdash was definitely the favourite. We had so much fun coming up with bogus definitions and fooling each other that we played two rounds.
This mess is the sign of a great night. It was so much fun to re-visit an old favourite game and definitely will be doing this again in the future. If you’re nice and invite me over I may just bring some of my games along. OR you can win your own Mattel Game On Party kit and have your own set of games to share.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are four ways to enter, you will receive a chance to win with each one. A randomly selected winner will be chosen on Friday, November 29.
1 – Tweet about this event or giveaway and be sure to tag @_the_sweetest and use #GameOnParty.
2 – Like The Sweet Escape facebook page and share this blog post.
4 – Leave a comment below with your favourite game night tip or story
* Open to Canadian residents only. You will receive 5 randomly chosen Mattell games from the following selection (Apples to Apples Party Box, Apples to Apples Dice Game, Mad Gab Game, Balderdash, UNO Card Game, UNO Dice Game, Phase 10 Card Game, Phase 10 Dice Game , Angry Birds in Space, Angry Birds Knock on Wood, Skip-Bo Card Game, Skip-Bo Dice Game, KERPLUNK Game)