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Thursday, November 15, 2012


Our monthly BUNCO games were held at my house this month and let me just say....
It was sooo much fun getting things ready for MY SWEET FRIENDS.
IF you can believe it, :>) my color theme was
BLACK AND WHITE, with RED... mats with checked napkins
...checked mats with black napkins
...and the bright and happy RED table.
At each table, I had little black and white CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS as little centerpieces and under one chair at ea table was taped with WINNER.
The person sitting in that winner chair took home the two ornaments.
Very inexpensive but such fun....:))
 Serving off my large dining table, I placed BLACK  and WHITE placemats around the table, willy nilly style, to set food and dishes on randomly.
 Seems just about everyone likes beef stew, with crackers or cornbread
so that was the main dish at this swingin' party.
Mr. Sweet is one good salad maker and he outdid himself with THIS one.
We all just loved it.....killer green salad with strawberries and grapes added...
Thank ya, Mr. Sweet...and thanks for all the help you gave me getting the 
cottage all primped and primed and lookin' good for my friends.

I made CORNBREAD MUFFINS (yes, I know the Muffin Man :).....
much easier to serve, I think.
These were made with BUTTERMILK and .....O HONEY
 ...aren't they just adorable !
 O....and, don't let us forget.... ......SWEETS FOR THE SWEETS
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE, sprinkled with Pecans
We had a wee bit left and I had a piece, warmed and smothered in butter
with my DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE for breakfast this morning. :)
What a great way to start the day.
We have all these amazing and colorful Bunko Necklaces and every time
one gets a BUNKO, she gets to wear the necklace of her color choice.
WELL...take a look at our QUEEN for NOVEMBER GAMES...
SHE is sporting FOUR (4) BUNKO NECKLACES...
and she went home with M.O.N.E.Y.
YAHOO....what a great time.


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

You gals must have sooooo much fun!!!

Your post about it, is precious.


Mmmmm, new idea for a salad. That Mr. Sweet thought up!!!

NanaDiana said...

I can't BELIEVE you went with black and white and red!!;>) You are SOOO cute! I love your meal. It makes me want to start a Bunco group....but first I have to learn how to play Bunco- xo Diana

Sweet Tea said...

I love this! I play in a Bunko group too, but instead of beads we have two Tiaras that we pass around when a person gets a Bunko. We may "borrow" your bead ideas, just to change things up a bit.

Feral Turtle said...

This looks so yummy. It sounds like you have so much fun with your club! Cheers.

middle child said...

Black and white with bursts of red for accent. My absolute favorite color combo. Truly.
You have a beautiful home and if you are ever thinking of taking on an "adventure", you could consider becoming a party planner. You would be awesome.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'd be all over those desserts! Your setup was so cute! Looks like a wonderful time :)

Paloma said...

I've only played BUNCO once, I had never heard of it until I moved to Texas... it's fun because you don't really have to think about the game but you get to have great fellowship! Very cool! ;)

Sarah said...

Definitely a fun group! You bunco babes know how to have a good time. Black and white theme .......yes, indeed, BJ. ;-)

LV said...

No matter what the event, if you were there it would be fun. You put fun back into fun. You did well by these ladies. Just wish you would not so much good eats. Driving me crazy.

Stacey said...

Fun Fun Fun!! I bet everyone just loved it. Girlfriends, bunco, and good food. Perfect.

doodles n daydreams said...

I have to admit I didn't have a clue what bunco was so had to look it up on the internet.
Sounds, and looks, like you all had heaps of fun. Your tables looked very pretty. And the food - yummy.


Beth said...

The menu looks so good!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun and the tables look great:@)

kitty said...

What fun with all the Bunco Babes! What a cute set-up, BJ, and it's hard to believe you went with black, white and red!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Oh how fun. Bunco Babes! I used to be part of a great group of "Bunco Babes" before we moved back to NC. I need to get another group together. Love your tables and your menu.

Madeline's Album said...

The food looked delicious. Your choice of using black, white and red was very nice. I know you all must have had a great time. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Michelle said...

You guys look like a fun group! Love your decorating and the chocolate cake looks wonderful!

Sherry said...

I love the color scheme! The food looks wonderful! What a fun party!

Blondie's Journal said...

You are one heck of a hostess! Good food, great friends and all of the details on your table! I only wish I were there to play along!


On Crooked Creek said...

Your tables were darling, dear friend! You menu divine! But what I enjoyed most is all the LOVE I could feel in this fabulous post!!!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

It all looks amazing and it sounds like you ladies had such fun!

Beverly said...

I know it is shocking, but I don't know what kind of game Bunco is. I'll go Google it. You Bunco Babes look like you have such a great time. I know you make each and every one feel so special.

You're the best, BJ.♥

Gert said...

Oh BJ ...I read your blog everyday and just love finding it in my mailbox each morning!! This morning I thought "oh, I want to be one of your Bunco Babes"! What beautiful settings at each table! And your lunch looked so scrumptious! You are one lovely...amazing lady! Remember you are touching my life each and every day..."thank you"!


Vee said...

What a good time you all must have had. Is Mr.Sweet allowed to stay? =) I think the two of you make the perfect host and hostess. (Speaking of Hostess, have you gathered in all the Twinkies and Devil Dogs you can find? My daughter has. Hostess owns Drake, too.)

Theresa said...

Oh what a funco bunco time:) Beautiful ladies enjoying some laughs and YUMMY food! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

My Travel Affairs said...

Wow! You are a host, better then Brie From DHW. I'm so impressed, love those kind of parties! Great color choice!

Sue said...

Wow! look at all those delicious goodies, and it sounds like you all have so much fun. Bunko is a game I have always wanted to learn. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.

Audrey said...

What a party !!!. Your food ... your settings and your friends ... what beautiful fun. I love the centerpieces ... I would have loved to win just anyone of them.
Great job "bj"...........You are the Queen of BUNCO parties.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Audrey said...

P.S. ... forgot to say ... I LOVE your Welcome (Love) sign.
Audrey Z.

Sherry said...

LUV the black checks! They are rubbing off on me! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me at HSH!