February 10, 2012

Bunco Fun!

Well I survived Bunco last night! We had so much fun but wow I'm exhausted. Remind me not to try to clean my house from top to bottom and throw a party all in one day. While 28 weeks pregnant. And keeping up with a wild toddler. I feel like I'm recovering from boot camp today. I actually felt pretty good yesterday. In fact, I didn't realize how tired I was until I sat down, and then it hit me hardcore. I kept hoping I'd lose just so I wouldn't have to get up and move tables. And I was pretty much successful at that. Ha!

Anyway, I took pictures of the setup, but of course didn't manage to get any once everyone got there...things just got crazy.
When I mentioned that I wanted to keep things simple, I basically meant I wasn't going to be doing a lot of fancy cooking. I'd pinned all sorts of fun treats, but the reality of me making them, and making them successfully?? Um...not gonna happen. So I went with things I knew would be simple, quick, and I couldn't screw up. We had Chick-fil-a nuggets, White Rotel Dip from BooMama's blog, Alabama Fire Crackers, Funfetti cupcakes, kettle corn with peanut M&M's, and chocolate covered pretzel rods. If I'm throwing a party, you can almost guarantee those will be served. They are easy to make and add a fun decorative touch. I just melt the chocolate in a mug in the microwave, then dip the pretzel rod in the mug, shake a few sprinkles on it, and lay on wax paper to dry. (And if the chocolate is too thick, add just a bit of vegetable oil to thin it out and make it easier to dip. Look at me giving "cooking" tips - who am I becoming?!)

I forgot to take a picture of the drink area, but we had sweet tea, strawberry lemon water, and strawberry limeade daiquiris.
I picked up these cute Valentine's cupcake wrappers and toppers for a couple bucks at Wal-Mart. I have noticed more places (like Michael's and Target) selling cupcake wrappers with toppers, and the price is so reasonable!

Since I had a few items that weren't obvious as to what they were, I decided to make some food labels. If you'd like to download the (blank) chevron food labels I made, you can do so here. And I would hope this would go without saying - but please don't sell this file or claim it as your own. I love sharing free downloads, as I appreciate those who share them also. So please don't take advantage of mine (or other's) willingness to share things for free. Thank you! :)
For the prizes, I picked up some stuff from the dollar spot at Michael's (which was actually $1.50 - sneaky sneaky Michael's!) and also added a $5 Target gift card.
For favors, I made heart shaped rice krispy treats on a stick, and drizzled some red chocolate on them. I didn't get a picture of them by themselves, but here they are on a cute tray I got at Hobby Lobby last week when they put their spring stuff out.

It was a great time but I'm glad to have it over with too. I love throwing parties but it's always nice when they're done. Happy weekend friends! :) 

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19 comments:

  1. This turned out wonderful, what a fun idea!

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  2. Oh, your Bunco pictures makes me feel like I need to take my Bunco up a notch! Too cute! Thanks for sharing the printable. Love it!

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  3. I'm so jealous I don't live there. I want to come.

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  4. WOW, this makes me miss BUNCO!! I need to find a group around here.

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  5. Too darn cute!!! :) I totally know what you mean - I hosted our Craft Club night on Monday and I was exhausted when it was over! Hah!

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  6. Holy crap! You throw an amazing party- please please invite me next time!! Our bunco get togethers are sad and pitiful compared to this (Katie would agree).. We don't even play anymore! I'm super impressed!

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  7. so cute, love the decor as always! you are so talented and creative :) and FUNFETTI cupcakes??! yum, I am so going to have to make those over Valentines day!

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  8. Love love love everything!! I so want to come to your Bunco:). Also, thanks for the free download....so thoughtful! I can not wait to use them:)

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  9. Love it! All your parties seem so PERFECT! You are so creative and I always love seeing all your fun pics :)

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  10. What a cute party! You did a great job. I love the prizes you gave :)

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  11. Precious party! You are like wonder woman doing all that in one day! Whew! I'm tired for you! :-) I'm sure it was so much fun though and well worth all the fuss!

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  12. You are too much, girl! LOVE it...and now I really want to head to Chick-fil-A. :)

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  13. This setup is gorgeous and looks delicious too!!! You out-do yourself every time you post another shower/food setup. You're so talented!

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  14. Such a cute party! You can never go wrong with Chik-Fil-A nuggets! And I had no idea the pretzels were so each to make.

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  15. I just love all the little details and pink! Your labels are too cute! Looks like a fun party!

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  16. Sarah,
    NOW you see why I wanted to use all your "baby girl" ideas for Lily-Jo! You are just amazing girlfriend! :) What an adorable party you had. THANK YOU for always sharing your cute cute ideas and I agree with what you said! I used your darling water bottle pink damask labels for the baby shower and I got a TON of compliments.....I couldn't shut up sharing about your blog and all your precious ideas! I even made some to take to the hospital that day for everyone to have.
    Thanks for the sweet comments and visiting my new granddaughter pics! You are just so kind and sweet!

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  17. Thanks for the labels! I always love when you share things! I do, however, wish I would have seen these earlier! I was scouring the internet for printable chevron for my hubby's birthday. I even thought about contacting you to make me some.

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