EVENTS: at home game night & GIVEAWAY

game night invitation

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. Sometimes though, I can’t be bothered to interact with people, especially after a long day at work, so end up using online gaming sites to entertain myself. Everything I’ve learned about gaming can be found in this article and then I can apply those new skills to a friendly game night and increase my chances of being the overall winner! 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. We played with the best electronic dart board, board games and dozens of card games. It was so fun! 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 involving games like Poker and Black Jack. They’re both equally as fun, but the snacks, beverages and conversation maybe just slightly different. If you want games that could play at both kind of evenings, you could buy playing cards online australia, as a pack of playing cards is so versatile! You could have hours of endless fun with just one deck. For an adults game night, you might have to put in a little more effort as you could be in with a chance of winning big. For example, I always spend a little time on dewa poker if I know I’ve got a games night coming up, as it makes me feel more confident when I come up against my opponents.

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.

mattel games night negroni cocktail

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.

mattel games night nachos

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.

mattel games night cupcakes

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!

mattel games night candied nutsOur 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.

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games night

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.

mattel game on party kit giveaway

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.

3 – Follow on Instagram and re-post the giveaway image using #GameOnParty and tag The Sweet Escape

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)


5 responses to “EVENTS: at home game night & GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love game night and one of my favourite games is UNO. Uno is a fountain of philosophical knowledge of oneself, the universe and our surroundings. I kid you not, It teaches us so much about ourselves and our friends and family. It’s a game of Karma where you can use your power (cards) for good or for bad. But in the end it all comes back to you. Deep, eh?

  2. game nights are the best! our family tradition is to play games all day (and night!) on christmas day and any of these would be an amazing addition to the event! here’s a tip* we use a chalkboard to track everyone’s ‘wins’ throughout the day! (we’re a wee bit competitive in our family!)

  3. I started getting together for a monthly game night with a group of friends — I knew half well and half not-so-much. We played the Game of Things and laughed until our stomachs were sore. I highly recommend it!