You know what I love? Having friends over to drink wine and play games. We have gone through so many game obsessions like Scrabble, Clue and cards! I love card games.
Last week was my friend Tim's 40th birthday. Tim is a LOVER of games to the point of being obsessed. His wife Lisa wanted to surprise him with a party including our closest friends and when she sent the save the date everyone was IN. It was so exciting. I suggested...game night as the theme. Not to spend the night playing but to honor his love of games with tons of food and drinks.
I worked with my friend Chef Sue Park on a comfort food type menu for the party including a gorgeous crudités, pigs in a blanket, fried chicken n waffles and mac n cheese bites. The food was outstanding.
My favorite part about this game night party was the stations. We had a twister wall made out of circular balloons where we served the food (the desserts are staged so you guys could see how stunning this set up looked before it got dark).
I set a poker themed bar with oversized 40 balloons for Tim's celebration. Then there was Candyland where we served dessert. And last but not least there was the barcart that we set as a tequila tasting station with pinatas overhead.
The party was a blast and most importantly, Tim had the best time.