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Hey there friends. I hope you had a fun filled weekend! We had family travel up for a weekend visit and it was truly fun filled. We hosted a little shindig in true Melissa Creates fashion. This was my first time hosting a game night party. The weather tends to cool off to a more manageable level in the evenings before the sun sets. During that time we take our family evening walks. This weekend we skipped the family walk and had a game night patio party instead!
Grab all the game night party set up details, sweet recipes, games played and much more below! Be sure to pin the pin-friendly party image at the bottom as a reference for your next big game night in party.
Let’s chat game night games!
For our game night we had HASBRO® Classic Monopoly and Jenga on hand. I highly recommend snapping photos during HASBRO® Jenga playing. The photo of their faces when my sister ‘lost the game’ are priceless and make me giggle. The during game discussions are the best! Listening to my family talk about what someone else should do next, what they could have done differently, etc is a hoot. We all know what the best move is when it’s not our turn, right? wink.
Let’s chat party decor ideas!
For this game night patio party I created a popcorn station, game night schedule board and HASBRO® Classic Monopoly food flags.
The popcorn station was a hit! Serving popcorn in tall glasses was a last minute decision and the guests (my lovely family members) loved the unique idea. The popcorn bar options included regular (plain), peanut and pretzel M&M’s®, pretzels and butterscotch baking pieces. Seriously, a popcorn candy bar is a perfect treat for guests.
These popcorn HASBRO® Classic Monopoly terminology flags are the coolest (patting myself on the back). You can spot my sister showing off her ‘go to jail’ popcorn. Print out the fun terms, apply them to glitter cardstock and then fancy straws; that’s all that is required to create these food flags for your next game night par-tay!
When hosting game night regularly sharing a schedule with upcoming sweet treats is a fun idea. Your guests can take a photo of the schedule or add the dates in their smart phones before heading out.
Let’s chat party sweets!
These cupcakes look mouth watering, right?
Creating M&M’s® topped chocolate cupcakes is easy. Create your favorite chocolate cake recipe and icing. Chop 1/2 cup of M&M’s® and sprinkle them over the top of the cupcakes. 1/2 cup of chopped M&M’s® will graciously cover the top of 4 jumbo cupcakes. Grab a coupon for M&M’s® here!
These oatmeal M&M’s® cookies are delish and I’m having a hard time not eating all of the left overs from our party in one sitting! Print the cookie recipe below. If you’re an oatmeal cookie fan, this recipe you’ll want to keep on hand!
Let’s chat party DIY!
Because every game night party requires a little winner recognition I created an over sized winner award badge. My awesome mom was our game night party winner and she rocked her award fashionably! To create this fun and dramatic prize award you’ll need the following:
Ribbon, party fan (or create an accordion style circle fan yourself), hot glue, cutting machine such as a Cricut (optional)
Create a party fan or use the white back side of a party fan. Many party decor fans have patterns, colors and themes on one side and a blank back side. Using a Cricut I cut out the #1 and scalloped tag, but this can easily be cut out by hand as well. Apply all paper products to the fan using dots of hot glue. Cut ribbon in award ribbon styles and apply with dots of hot glue as well. Pin to the winner. I used a broach pin as it was an easily accessible item I had on hand in home. Be sure to capture a photo of your guest rockin’ their dramatic award!
Be sure to check out more delicious recipes and ideas for game night here and be on the lookout for game night essentials at your local Walmart.
Happy entertaining, friends! If you plan on hosting a game night party soon or do so regularly I want to hear all about it!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cup of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
- ½ cup of butter
- ¾ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of sugar
- 3 cups of oats
- 1 cup of plain M&M's®
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla.
- Add in flour, baking soda and cinnamon sugar
- Add in oats and M&M's®
- Drop tablespoon size balls of dough on a cookie sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Allow cookies to cool and serve
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