Here is another Paparazzi Party post, so feel free to skip now:) I just wanted to share all of the SUPER FUN we had!!! First off THE GAME. I usually dislike party games because they are awkward and I NEVER win. SOOO I only wanted to have a game if I thought it was fun, easy to understand, and WIN-able. Here is what I came up with.
It is KINDA like a Christmas Gift Exchange type thing.
FIRST, I took a brown bag for each person expected at the party. I added 1 piece of jewelry (the prizes) to 3 of the bags. Then I added other random items to the rest of the bag. Q-tips, candies, plastic spoons, sprinkles, pencils, paper clips, you get the idea. Emersyn even added my extra van keys to one bag...so whatever works!!
THEN each person gets a bag. They are not allowed to look in the bag, but they can shake it. Then when everyone has a bag, they get the chance to switch. SOOOO if they do not think they have a prize, they can trade with someone else. If they DO think they have a prize, they can keep it. BUT someone will probably steal it anyway. I did it so that everybody switches however many times and all at once. Just a big fruit basket of trading. Clearly you could get more particular with rules. LIKE go in a circle and trade, etc. I DID say that if someone wants to trade you MUST give up your bag. But then you can always trade back later. ANYWAY..this went on for a few minutes. Then I did a countdown (with mass last minute trading) and then stopped the switching.
One thing I will do now is ask for those who think they ended up with a prize---then have them look and see what they got. THEN have everyone else check. I am sure there would be some surprises.
This was fun, quick, and even my 3 year old understood. ALTHOUGH she was THRILLED when she had purple and blue plastic spoons in her bag...so maybe she didn't REALLY understand.
Moving on to food. I honestly think that food is THE MOST IMPORTANT part of a party. BUT it seemed that most people just wanted water and jewelry...who can blame them????
I am so glad I decided to bling up the water. Super easy 10 minute fix-up, super cute payoff. I LOVED THEM!!!!
chocolate popcorn balls. SERIOUSLY...these should be called ADULT popcorn balls or something. They are like balls of crack!!! I got the recipe from PINTEREST of course. It is a PAULA DEAN original and BOMB DIGGITY!!! I called my friend for help, so tecnically SHE made them, but she said it was simple. I DID eat most of them and I totally recommend. IN FACT, I am pretty sure I now have scurvy from maintaining a diet of JUST chocolate popcorn balls for over 24 hours. But YOU'RE RIGHT..that is a personal problem. OH YEAH....I added pink M&M's and they are really the secret ingredient. They stayed KINDA melty for a while and it REALLY added the perfect gooey chocolatey touch....YUM!!!
Have a great weekend YA'll and SERIOUSLY go and make the popcorn balls. Your fat jeans in the back of the closet will thank you....