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Friends, Games, FUN!

What do birds, apples and gabbing have to do with each other?

Toss in some good food, great friends and some party favours and it’s Game On! Mattel style!

We’re talkin’ Angry Birds Space, Apples to Apples and Mad Gab, and for some added fun…Pictionary and UNO!

Mattel's Game On! package

Not that I needed an excuse to invite my friends over (ok, maybe I needed a little excuse because everyone is always so busy [including me] and I hate to add more to their plates), but when Mattel asked if I would be interested in hosting a Game On! party, how could I say no?

So I set a date, sent out the invitations, made up the party favours and planned the menu. Unfortunately, no one could make it.

Round two of invitations net an overall positive response and final party preparations were made.

Family and friends game night was a great success! We had kids and adults alike join the fun.

Starting with some Angry Birds Space for the kids, we watched them set up and launch pigs at birds as they challenged each other to build ever taller and more wobbly structures.




Then the adults engaged in a little silly talk with Mad Gab and smooth talkin’ with Apples to Apples. Mad Gab had us laughing! Definitely a fun party game! We got a little competitive when we realized some of us had certain strengths with words. What a blast!



We followed that up with some Pictionary. The kids did better than the adults, I think.



Pretty serious stuff…until the drawing was done, then it was just a laugh!


After all the fun and games, we bid farewell to our friends and handed out some goodies. The party was a great success! The games were great! Lots of fun was had by all. Looking forward to the next game party! Thanks Mattel for introducing us to all these games, but especially to Mad Gab!



Disclaimer: I received the Game On! party box from Mattel on review. The opinions above are entirely my own. I received no other compensation for this post.


Fun Food Friday – delayed

Wow, setting a weekly goal for myself has proven harder than I thought.

I’m a week behind getting this post up…and it’ll probably be more than that by the time I actually make the post live on the blog, which is why I’m including this week’s Fun Food Friday as well.

Anyway, last week’s Fun Food Friday consisted of a very healthy, fun-looking snack and an incredibly unhealthy but totally kid-approved dinner (note: the kids were also the ones who came up with the dinner idea. I would never actually feed this to my kids as part of a balanced diet, but I was so tired I caved they liked their idea so much, and who am I to squash their creativity?)

So here it is:

Fruity palm trees


Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries


Island Fun


Santa HatsĀ  (Yes, they are designed from french fries, ketchup and mini marshmallows. And probably only a kid would eat them.)



And this week’s Fun Food Friday is pizza at a bowling alley!

(OK, it’s not exactly creative fun food, but it is food, and it is pizza [which is totally fun] and we did eat it while we were bowling [which is also totally fun], so it counts.)

It was the end-of-year Messy Church and Junior Youth Group party, so we did a family bowling night. It was a blast. We prayed and played and ate pizza and generally had a fantastic time!


From a Freudian slip comes a realization

So I’m singing along with the kids to one of their CDs in the car this morning and the chorus of the song goes something like this: Continue reading