October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It is the perfect time of year to throw a Pink Ribbon Bunco party. A party such as this can be held as a fundraiser or as your monthly Bunco group’s theme. Your Bunco group could decide to forgo it’s winnings this month and donate.
I have been to both types of Pink Ribbon Bunco. Bunco for Breast Cancer is an annual event held in my city. It is held on the patio of a Mexican restaurant and there are hundreds of players. It is so much fun and great prizes are given away. I won an amazing Pampered Chef basket one year and another year set of neckties for my husband.
My Bunco group has also had a Pink Ribbon Bunco theme in the past and we are planning another one later this month. Everyone gets into the spirit and wears pink! I will be decorating my chandelier with these adorable pink ribbon lanterns. Our Bunco sheets will be printed on pink paper (of course!) and each player will have a cute Pink Ribbon pen on a rope. The head table will be playing with novelty pink ribbon dice . I can’t wait until the ladies see these! Also, a friend of mine who sells awesome organizational products will be at our Bunco game. There will be prizes such as pink key fobs and lanyards wrapped in mini Pink Ribbon bags. One lucky player will go home with a prize from a giveaway!
No Pink Ribbon Bunco party would be complete without some pink drinks like pink lemonade or a pink lady cocktail. Bowls of pink treats would be fun to snack on. Think pink candy coated chocolate pieces, pink malted milk balls, licorice, etc. Pink paper plates, napkins , cups and tablecloths are a must too. Pink Lemonade cupcakes would be a festive addition to the dessert table. I made these cupcakes for a baby girl shower and they were both pretty and delicious.
My group uses two Bunco necklaces during our games. The necklaces change depending on the theme. For October Bunco we will be using these fun Pink Ribbon Bunco necklaces. They are sturdy and will be fine being tossed across the room. They can be used again at next year’s Pink Ribbon Bunco game! If you get the first Bunco you get to wear a necklace throughout the game and you get your money back. The other necklace we pass around each time someone gets a Bunco and the person with the last Bunco wins a prize.
Are you going to have a Pink Ribbon Bunco this month? Have you had one in the past? Let me know about it on our Facebook page.
I love party planning and playing Bunco. My group has themed Bunco parties which are so much fun to plan. However, I am not naturally a crafty person. I need things that are simple to execute and not time consuming. The picture that I have posted here shows a few easy touches that will take your Bunco decor to another level.
First, notice the cute chalkboard sign that says, Strawberry Lemonade. Nice touch, right? Well, it is super easy and inexpensive to make. I use mine all the time for things other than Bunco: Girl Scout functions, church hospitality, etc. At a craft store pick out some wooden shapes that you like. There are many shapes and sizes, pick the ones that work for you. They range in price from about 79 cents to $2.00 or so. Next you will need a can of chalkboard paint. You can get it at the craft store but it is much cheaper at the hardware store. You will also be using masking tape. Place tape around the outside of the wooden shape. The next step is best done outside on newspaper: spray with chalkboard paint and let dry according to directions on can. Easy! I place them on small easels that I purchased at a discount store. Now you have cute chalkboards that can be used to label your Bunco food items!
Next, notice the table runner. I made that myself! All you need is about a yard and a half of fabric, fusible web (stitch witchery), scissors and an iron. Decide how wide you want your runner to be and then add an inch on each side to allow for the seam. Once your fabric is cut, it’s time to iron. You will need a hot iron which is on the steam setting. Fold an inch of fabric along the long edge of the runner and press with iron to make a crease. The fusible web will go inside this crease. Fusible web is a fiber which melts when heated (so you don’t have to sew!). It usually comes in a roll and can be purchased at craft stores. Press according to the instructions on the package and be sure to do it on both sides of the runner. It will look like the runners you buy in the store only much cheaper! You will love telling everyone that you made it yourself!
As you may have noticed the picture is of a drink table. It was a Bunco Baby Shower so we had non-alcoholic beverages that night. The strawberry lemonade was a hit, especially when served in Mason jars with cute pink straws (It was a Girl!). I added flags with each person’s name to the pink-striped straws so that everyone knew which drink belonged to them. It’s simple touches like these that take Bunco decor up a notch. This drink idea would be super cute for a Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer) Bunco theme. Check out these great products that would be perfect for a Pink Ribbon Bunco Party. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and my group will be having a Pink themed Bunco. I can’t wait!
How have you been crafty with decor at your Bunco parties? Let me know!