Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Perfect Appetizer in a Pinch

If you're having some games with some friends or need to bring an appetizer to someone house I perfect dish to share. This time of year I feel like there is lots of sweets going around and I like something a little different. I love me some homemade jalapeno jelly. Ever since Utah Mom's Life showed me how to make some its my new favorite thing to can in the fall. Recently I added a slight twist to my usual sack and it has made all the different. Its salami. I took Hormel's Gatherings with cheese, crackers, pepperoni and salami tray and added cream cheese and  jalapeno jelly. Layer a cracker, cream cheese, meat and some jalapeno jelly and enjoy. Now you can add a little kick to the usual meat, cheese and cracker tray.
In  the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Year of Firsts- Family Game Night

The other day I was watching a show and it hit me, I had never played Hungry Hippos with my kids! With my daughters birthday coming up I thought what a perfect gift for her. Then just a few hours after that thought a friend was cleaning out her house and had some things she was getting rid of. I decided to peek and see if there was anything we needed and there it was- Hungry Hippos. Free game of Hungry Hippos? Yes please! Not only was there that, there was one other classic game my kids have never played... Twister. I was so excited I couldn't even wait till my daughters birthday.  Well we played Hungry Hippos all day, and for Friday night, family night we played Twister.

The kids loved both the game and being the spinner. It was a fun way to reinforce left and right with our 5 year old. Especially when you get all twisted up like that. In the end it was a winner for my family. Now if I could just get them to fold it up and not have it out all the time.

What game from your childhood have your kids never played? Try browsing the game section and find something new. New games are a great way to add to your year of firsts. Maybe invite some friends over to enjoy a game night too. Tell them you'll have the food and they can bring something new to play. We love learning new games.

Queen of Chaos

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Never Have I Ever...

Over the holidays I got to play a fun game I haven't played since I was in high school. It's where everyone but 1 person sits in a circle. Then the 1 person announces, "I have never _______." They then say something they have never done.  Anyone who HAS done what they say switches places. This will leave 1 person seatless. It's a fun get to know you game that is sure to bring a room full of laughs.
Here is 10 things I never have done:
1- I have never broken a bone. This leaves me worried for the day my kids do, will I know what to do?
2- I have never been to Hawaii. At least till this June, every day my kids drive me bonkers I repeat this to myself, "I'm going to Hawaii, I'm going to Hawaii, I'm going to Hawaii!"
3- I have never been arrested.
4- I have never eaten duck, but I would love to try it.
5- Same with deer meat. I have never had it, but would love to try it.
6- I have never ran more than a 5K. At least till this May I will be doing my first half marathon.
7- I have never lived in a dorm room.
8- I have never had a dog. The only pet I have ever had is a fish.
9- I have never had road rage. It's true, ask my husband, I don't get mad at other drivers.
10- I have never liked beets. My family, kids included, love vegetables. Not beets though, they taste like dirt.

What have you never done? Or what have I never done that you have? Comment, becuase I would love to know!

Friday, March 22, 2013

A "Maze" Ing

I was so fortunate to be a guest speaker on one of my favorite blogs Mommy & Me Creations.
You can read my post about Lego mazes here: My guest post.
We had a lot of fun making and playing with these. See for yourself in this video of my son trying out my maze.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Flour Game

Once a week my family enjoys doing something called Family Home Evening. That is where as a family we sing songs, have a spiritual thought, play a game and eat yummy snacks together. It's a great time for my husband and I to teach a concept we need to work on as a family or we sit back and watch the kids imaginations fly. For example Kadan was "lesson" this week. So he used his pokemon to show us that when we say hurtful things it hurts like these pokey pokemon, and when we say nice things it feels good like these soft ones.  Every week re rotate who is in charge of what part of Family Home Evening. Here is a picture of our FHE chart.

This week's game got a little messy. We decided to play the flour game. I saw this on Pinterest and my memories playing it growing up came flooding in. You start out by packing a mug or teacup with flour, and turning it upside down on a plate.
Then with a coin on top everyone takes turns cutting it, trying hard not to let the coin fall. If you are the one that causes the coin to fall you get to fish it out with no hands. The laughs and fun come naturally in this. 


Here is a video of the end of Kadan's Pokemon lesson and some of our flour game: