It seems that weddings, births and deaths comes in clusters. Happily, I am in the midst of weddings and with a daughter that just got engaged last week, there is more to come 🙂
Today I wanted to share the shower my friend Rita and I hosted for our friend Sariah. I shared the invitation I created with My Digital Studio here and we used it for part of the decor:
- A small jar of chocolate chips (our half pint held over 300 chips!)
- Spices (just wrap a paper around the label and let them smell/taste): Basil, Oregano, Pumpkin Pie Spice, etc..
- Wrap a box of band aids or staples and let them shake to see if they can guess the sound
- Put household items into a pillowcase to let them feel them. In one we had kitchen utensils such as a garlic press, salad tongs, vegetable peeler, etc. In another were household items like a calculator, a 9 volt battery, a ratchet screwdriver, etc…
- A jar of paper clips (guess how many)
- A jar of loose change (guess how much $)
- Take the labels off cans (like mandarin oranges and sweetened condensed milk) and see if they can guess what’s inside.
A favorite tradition from our family reunions (on my dad’s side) are the “Guessing Jars”! If you need a fun game that EVERYONE can participate in, this is it: Each family brings a container filled with something and we number each jar. Every person gets a piece of paper and numbers it with the number of jars that are on the table, then takes a guess at how many items are in each jar (or answer the related question on the jar/container)
Our family gets pretty creative: There have been piggy banks filled with loose change (guess how much $money is in the bank), pencil boxes filled with random school supplies (guess how many hours kids go to school each year) and even a package of Oreos (If Oreo cookies were laid side by side, how many would it take to cross the Golden Gate Bridge? Answer: 28,800)
But most of our “jars” are containers filled with candy, something like this:
This particular jar was one I created the Late Night Stampers Reunion Party at Stampin’ Up! Convention and it is filled with taffy and rubber stamps! We wanted to start a new “family” tradition for the Reunion Party,and this fun game popped into my head. Here’s a close-up of the sweet tag…I have to say I love these folded paper medallions and they are as addicting to make as the sugar in the taffy!