Thinking about saving money but still having fun with your friends?
Two very popular games that I love and that are easy to play is: Jenga and Taboo!
Easy Directions for JENGA
1. Set up the blocks, Place the layer with three blocks laying side by side. Add the next layer so that each of the three blocks lays across the three blocks underneath it.
2. Have one person start off the game by removing one block and placing it at the very top. Each person then alternates, the person who makes all the blocks fall will lose.
Things to Remember
1. You cannot take a block from below the unfinished top level.
For more information regarding Jenga then please read the website for directions and tips.
What can I say? I love Taboo as much as the next person, not only is this game very fun but it can also get very competative.
Here is an excerpt on how to play the game by BoadGame Geek:
Players take turns describing a word or phrase on a drawn card to their partner without using five common additional words or phrases also on the card. The opposing partners watch a timer and use a buzzer to stop the game, buzz the player describing if one of the five off limits words or phrases is used, or the describing player makes any gestures. The describing team gets a point for each card they guess successfully and the opposing team gets a point for each card they pass on, make gestures on, or lose for saying one of the off limits words or phrases.
Here is an example:
Since the word is “Watch” then the person playing cannot say any of the words below such as: Look, time, wrist, clock, and wears. So what that person could say is: If someone buys a Rolex they basically have a __________.
These games are relatively cheap, you can find them at Target or Walmart for about 10-12 dollars.
While playing games, don’t forget to offer your guests snacks!
1. Lemon Dessert Bowls: After searching Pintrest for inspiration, I ran across a wonderful and easy way to serve my friends icecream or sorbet.
All you have to do is:
1. Carve out the lemons like in the picture
2. Freeze it
3. Scoop your favorite dessert into it.
If it’s chilly outside then why not make some hot coca for your guests instead?
Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce De Leche Spiced Cream.
Read the Directions below …
Creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 cups milk
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water (add 1/2 cup more for a thinner cup of hot chocolate)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons pure vanilla (use Mexican vanilla, if you have it)
Grate the chocolate with a fine-edged grater. In a large saucepan, heat the milk, ice cream and sugar on low, just as the mixture begins to steam (but don’t let it boil!) then whisk in the grated chocolate. Whisk in the cinnamon, vanilla and water. Heat mixture just until steaming. Serve with spicy Dulce de Leche whipped cream.
Spicy Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, crushed
In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Slowly beat in the brown sugar until cream becomes light and fluffy (if you don’t have access to fresh, very soft brown sugar, just use regular white sugar to keep the cream from becoming grainy). Mix in the cinnamon and cayenne. Pipe on top of hot cocoa. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and crushed chocolate to garnish.