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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 | Author:

Photo Originally Published in Family Fun Magazine

I started my Bunco group 3.5 years ago, I didn’t know anyone at that game. Now, quite a few of those players are friends of mine. Our very first game was a Hawaiian theme.  It still comes up in conversation occasionally, it was really fun.  Of course everyone needs to wear a lei, the hostess can provide one at the door or each person can wear their own. A Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt is a nice touch too.  There is always the fun-loving Bunco Gal who will wear a coconut bra!

Food is also key for a successful Hawaiian Bunco.  Think tropical: teriyaki, pineapple, coconut, macadamia nuts (chocolate covered please!), even SPAM.  Drinks are important as well.  The Blue Hawaiian, a frosty alcoholic concoction is festive and delicious.  For those guests that do not drink alcohol, here are some recipes for some mocktail treats such as Pina Coladas, Mai Tais and Sunny Hawaiis.  Don’t forget the mini umbrellas for the drinks!  I made these Sweet Sandal cookies to our Flip Flop Bunco and they were a big hit!

Some fun variations of a sunny tropical Bunco theme include Flip Flop Bunco and Beach Blanket Bingo Bunco.  For Flip Flop Bunco have guests wear their most blinged out Flip Flops, the most bedazzled pair wins a prize!  We had some very creative ladies with mad glue gun skills at our Flip Flop Bunco night!  For Beach Blanket Bingo Bunco we played Bingo along with our Bunco game.  There were prizes for both games.  Of course for any tropical theme Bunco, ladies can wear beach attire (floppy hat, shorts, tank top, etc.).  To make this theme even more fun, you can switch things up and hold a tropical theme Bunco in the winter!  I live in the desert, so winter is the best time of year here. In other parts of the country, ladies may need to wear a jacket over their shorts or wear boots and change into flip flops at the party.  It is a great diversion from winter and a reminder of what’s to come in the future.

Has your Bunco group had a warm weather themed Bunco party?  If so, let me know about it on The Bunco Game Shop’s Facebook Page.

Keep Calm and Play Bunco,

Bunco Betty

 

 

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Author:

Fall is officially here.  Pumpkin flavored beverages and desserts are already everywhere.  Even though I live in the desert and the weather is still quite warm, thoughts of fall bring hope of cooler weather and fun get-togethers with family and friends like Halloween and Thanksgiving.

This will be the fourth fall that my Bunco group has been together.  We have played  Harvest Bunco, Halloween Bunco (twice) and had an Apple themed Bunco.  I always coordinate the color of our Bunco sheets according to the monthly theme.  For Halloween Bunco I use orange and green paper, for Apple themed Bunco, red and green and for Harvest Bunco, gold, light brown and green.  This time of year there are cute fall paper products available: plates, cups, napkins, etc. which add to the festive atmosphere.

Another fun thing about fall themes are the endless food and beverage possibilities.  For Harvest Bunco we had mulled wine (check out these cute wine charms), for Apple Bunco we had hot spiced cider and for Halloween Bunco the hostess put dry ice in the punch and it looked like witches brew.  We have potlucks at our games and the ladies are very creative!  One of my favorite recipes for fall is a pumpkin dip I found on Allrecipes.com.  I made it for my Brownie Troop last week and one of the girls asked if she could lick the bowl!  Best of all it is inexpensive and easy to put together.  It tastes great served with apple slices, ginger snaps and/or Nilla Wafers.

Pumpkin Dip

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin

1/4 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Prizes for Fall Bunco are fun to coordinate with the theme.  Some of my favorite prizes are seasonal dish towels, candles, welcome signs and aprons.  This Halloween Dice Bracelet would be a perfect Bunco prize!

What Fall Bunco Themes (Halloween, Harvest, etc.)have you done with your Bunco group?  What are your favorite prizes and recipes for Fall Bunco themes?

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Keep Calm and Play Bunco,

Bunco Betty

 

Friday, February 17th, 2012 | Author:

Ok, so I’m going to do a “My favorite bunco things” post!

First, I shall share with you some of the great sales we are having currently and I promise you will love them!  All under $10.00!!

Regular price: $12.99
Sale price: $5.99
Crystal Dice Wine Bottle Stopper - Gift Boxed

Regular price: $12.99
Sale price: $6.99
Bunco Center Piece Dice Candle - 5" x 5"

Regular price: $9.99
Sale price: $8.99
Large Acrylic Dice Keychains 1 Dozen

Regular price: $12.99
Sale price: $6.99
I could keep going, but I will fill up the entire page with just sales!  Check it out at Bunco Game Shop!
Things have been going pretty well.  My daughter loves her Gymnastics class and I love watching her!  When I was a little girl that’s all I ever dreamed of but my parents couldn’t afford it.
Work has been going good too!  And guess what?? My dear friend won an all expense paid trip to Wendover Nevada for 3 nights on a radio station and she’s taking me!  WhooHoo!  Mommies weekend getaway here we come!  The trip included the round trip flights for 2 and 3 nights at a casino.  It’s going to be so much fun!  3 nights without kids!  Sounds like a great getaway!  It’s the first weekend of March, so I’m saving my money!  Anyone been there?  I haven’t been to Wendover Nevada…I guess it’s on the border of Nevada and Utah.
Until next time my bunco divas!
Bunco Betty
Friday, December 16th, 2011 | Author:

Hi y’all!

Just thought I would share with you a super cute thing that Laura did at our Christmas Bunco party!  When the party was over and we were all getting ready to leave, she had this box that she passed around full of candy canes and taped to them were lottery tickets.  I think there was a winner of $2 but we all were so excited to do the scratch off!  What a cute idea Laura!

Tip from our site:

Give the members of your bunco group something to remember your party by.  Bunco Game Shop provides all kinds of fun bunco party gifts and prizes to really spice up your party.  Pick up some of these cheap bunco gifts and have at least 1 prize on-hand to give to every member of your bunco party.  Check out our bunco dice jewelry for other great bunco prize ideas!

So I had 5 helicopter mechanics from my husband’s work over for dinner last night.  I went to Costco and got all kinds of stuff to feed these guys AND baked chocolate chip cookies!  NOT from the package…I actually used my mixer and they turned out so good!  The guys worked late so we didn’t end up eating until about 7:45.  I started drinking wine at about 4:30ish so…..needless to say…I’m feeling like crap!  The guys didn’t leave until about midnight.  It was a good Thursday night!  I LOVED all the testosterone in my house!!! That’s just me.  🙂  I like manly men….the rugged kind…you know.

I had 2 cookies right when I woke up…not sure how that’s going to allow me to fit into the hot sexy outfit I have picked out for the company Christmas party…we shall see!

Happy Friday!!! Someone….Please comment on the blog!!!!  🙂

Friday, April 01st, 2011 | Author:

These adorable, transparent, bunco bracelets make a wonderful and affordable party favor for every member of your group.

Each 3 piece bunco bracelet set can be separated and given as individual pieces. The bunko dice bead bracelets are packaged in shrink wrap, and comes in 4 separate color combinations:

Set #1 has clear bunko dice bracelet, 1 red bunco dice bracelet, and 1 pink bunko dice bracelet.

Set #2 has 1 clear dice bracelet, 1 blue bunko dice bracelet, and 1 pink bunko bracelet.

Set #3 has 1 green dice bracelet, 1 pink dice bracelet, and 1 purple dice bracelet. And, set #4 has 1 red dice bracelet, 1 purple bunko dice bracelet, and one blue dice bracelet.

Each dice bracelet is made of clear acrylic dice beads is a 7mm, diagonally strung dice beads on a flexible cord. 1 size fits all. Great quality dice bracelets!

Offer these bunco dice bracelets to each bunco roller throughout the bunco party, or order 1 set for each player as a bunco party gift.

You can also buy dice braclets. Get 3 sets to give your bunco game winnners for every bunco game category — most buncos winner, most bunco wins, most bunco losses) at the end of the bunco party game.

Wear the cheap bunco dice bracelets again and again each time you meet for bunco. Have a contest to see who can collect the most dice bracelets by the end of the year and give special bunco prizes at your Christmas bunco party. These bunco bracelets are cute enough to wear as everyday jewelry, even after the bunco party.

Your bunco party buds will worship your for your thoughtfullness in giving them this unique bunco gift of the adorable bead bracelets.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | Author:

Pandora Dice Bracelets for your charm wearing bunco buds! Your bunko bunds will love this addition to their jewelry collection.

These Pandora style bunco dice jewelry charms are compatible with bracelets! Dangle from necklaces as a pendant, with the silver tone Bali style charm holder. Choose from pink with black pip (dot) dice, black with white, or white with black pips (dots).

These charms are ideal as a bunco gift to give to the winners at your party.

Order a few charms for your next party and give a bunco prize they will wear and never forget!
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Sunday, December 05th, 2010 | Author:

You know you are serious about your bunco game when jewelry catches your eye. Not just any type of jewelry, but jewelry that features dice or the word bunco on it. You know you are an addict then! But what’s wrong with a little bling on the girl’s bunco night? Nothing! People wear jewelry for Christmas, Halloween, Easter or even a Red Hat event, so bunco people can wear theirs and be proud too.

This cool new piece to add to your collection is a White & Silver Dice Charm Bracelet. This bracelet features silver beads on the bracelet that are separated by white dice charms. In between all of these charms dangle pewter colored dice with white pips. The bracelet comes in one size, which fits most people.

The White & Silver Bunco Dice Bracelets can be a personal purchase for you, just because. Or it can be an accessory to your costume for a variety of themed nights. Theme nights could be anything from Shake It Up Baby to Dice is the Night. Be creative with your theme and see who can do it up right by wearing dice in strategic places.

The White & Silver Dice Charm Bracelet could also be used as a prize at the end of the night for a high scorer. It might be a prize if you do yearly prizes for the most wins in a season. You might be surprised with how many different categories you could come up with to hand this off as a prize. But when it’s your bunco night, you might just want to keep it for yourself and tell the ladies how to get their very own from the site!
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Saturday, December 04th, 2010 | Author:

You know you are serious about your bunco game when jewelry catches your eye. Not just any type of jewelry, but jewelry that features dice or the word bunco on it. You know you are an addict then! But what’s wrong with a little bling on the girl’s bunco night? Nothing! People wear jewelry for Christmas, Halloween, Easter or even a Red Hat event, so bunco people can wear theirs and be proud too.

This cool new piece to add to your collection is a Black & Silver Dice Charm Bracelet. This bracelet features silver beads on the bracelet that are separated by black dice charms. In between all of these charms dangle pewter colored dice with white pips. The bracelet comes in one size, which fits most people.

The Black and Silver Bunco Dice Charm bracelet can be a personal purchase for you, just because. Or it can be an accessory to your costume for a variety of themed nights. Theme nights could be anything from Shake It Up Baby to Dice is the Night. Be creative with your theme and see who can do it up right by wearing dice in strategic places.

The Black and Silver Dice Bracelet could also be used as a prize at the end of the night for a high scorer. It might be a prize if you do yearly prizes for the most wins in a season. You might be surprised with how many different categories you could come up with to hand this off as a prize. But when it’s your bunco night, you might just want to keep it for yourself and tell the ladies how to get their very own from the site!