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Let the games begin!


    I put out a call on my Facebook page for people to name their favorite party game.  We're having friends over tonight for a low-keyed New Year's Eve dinner party and I needed some fresh ideas.
   Here's what came in.  Feel free to add your faves:  Celebrity, Consensus, MadGab, Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Cranium, Spin the Bottle (this, from the apparently frisky Short Jewish Gal - see link to the right), Charades, Taboo and Mexican Train.  (Funny, no one mentioned Naked Twister, my personal favorite.)
   Looks like I have some research to do to figure out which games would work best for a party of 12.
   Here's hoping you have a fun and safe night tonight, and a fabulous year ahead.
   Cheers!

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Thanks for the nod, Cathy. I believe I put "ha!" after my suggestion. Another idea that thrumps Naked Twister: Key Party. (Think "Ice Storm.") Sounds like a wild time awaits you and your guests. Here's to a great new year!
Make that "trumps." Although "thrumps" works too.
Karen said…
Okay, I did the key party, and the twister, but what really works, is going dancing=calories burned! Of course I hurt for 2 days later! ha...

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