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Tuesday, October 01st, 2013 | Author:

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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.

Keep Calm and Play Bunco,

Bunco Betty

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 27th, 2012 | Author:

Hi there!  So I asked our Facebook fans to give me some bunco ideas and they were so cute!  Here’s what I got.  🙂

  • The Big Bunco Theory (like the big bang theory)
  • Pajama Bunco
  • Mardi Gras Bunco
  • Easter Bunco (bunny ears for the current bunco winner)
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Vampire Theme for the Black Dagger Brotherhood books
  • Alice in Wonderland meets Sex and the City Theme (fun hats and Cosmo’s)
  • Candy Land
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Best dress
  • Long Beach Housewives
  • Fabulous 50’s
  • Naughty bunco (bachelorette party bunco)
  • Ugly bridesmaid dress bunco
  • March margarita madness
  • Hunger Games Theme

The ideas were so cute!

I also wanted to share a picture of some cupcakes that someone made for an American Cancer Society fundraiser.  She did a fab job and they raised almost $500.00!

Way to go!!  They look yummy!!

Here’s another online recipe I thought sounded good…baked, not fried!  Yay!

BAKED MOZZARELLA STICKS!!

8 ounces mozzarella cheese

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter

Directions:

  1. Cut cheese in 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 3″ sticks.
  2. Toss with flour and set aside.
  3. In small bowl, beat together eggs and water and set aside.
  4. In separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  5. Dip sticks in egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  6. Repeat this process.
  7. Place on a plate in a single layer, cover with foil and chill for 2 hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Place cheese sticks on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter.
  10. Bake until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes.Flip after 5 minutes.
  11. Heat a little spaghetti sauce to use for dipping.
I’m thinking of making the tonight for dinner!  LOL
Until next time Bunco Babes!!
Bunco Betty!
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 | Author:

A Bunco Themed Fundraiser

Bunco is an exciting game that can lead to hours of fun, so why not put the game to use and raise some money while having a bunco fundraiser blast. It’s an easy, fun, and rewarding way to raise money for the cause of your choice.

First, decide which charity or event you will be bunco fundraising for. Think of an amount you want to raise and keep that in mind when planning the bunco fundraiser. You will need to decide how many people you want to attend, how much the entry-fee is, and extras you can add to make the fundraiser more appealing.

When deciding the number of entries, be sure to keep the number divisible by 12 since each regular bunco game includes 12 players. If you decide to have 48 players at your bunco fundraiser, you will have 4 separate games. Knowing the number of people will also help decide the entry fee. If you want to raise $1200, each of the 48 players will have a $25 entry fee.

Make your bunco fundraiser enjoyable! You want your guests to enjoy themselves and to feel like they are donating to a good cause. Be sure to have plenty of information on the charity or event you are raising money for, in case the guests would like to know more. To keep the fun going, add some different events to the bunco game. You could have each chair numbered and have the guests pick a number out of a jar when they first arrive. The corresponding number and chair will be there first spot during the game. This will give the guests the opportunity to venture out and meet new people.

Adding a silent auction to your fundraising event is an excellent way to earn even more money. Talk with local businesses and see if they will donate gift cards, services, and items for the auction. Many large retailers commonly donate for fundraisers. You can also do a 50/50 raffle. Your guests are sure to enter this since they will have a chance of winning some money.

You can look to local businesses to donate food, drinks, and prizes for the bunco fundraiser event. If you cannot get businesses to donate, figure in an extra amount in the entry fee for snacks, drinks and small prizes. Having these available will make the bunco event more enjoyable. Keep the prizes low in cost, but fun. Gag gifts are a great way to stretch your dollar, and bring a smile to the winners face.

Finally, remember that you are doing this for a good cause and remember to enjoy yourself. Bunco is a fun and entertaining game that can help you, help those in need.

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