Guest Author - amelia johnson
Winter blues got you down? Having a hard time getting out of your pjs on those cold, snowy days? Chances are your friends and family are too. Bust out of your rut by throwing a party to bash those winter blues!
Casually invite friends and/or family members to this laid-back party. Telephone or e-vites will be fine. Be sure to tell guests to bring a favorite game with them.
-If playing music, put on something peppy and cheerful in whatever genre you and your guests would prefer.
Sitting down for a board or card game is a great to way to entertain a large crowd.
Trivial Pursuit Team
Sorry! Family Game Night Edition
Dance Dance Revoltion Dvd Game
80s Scene it?
Food is not required as this party will most likely take place during the hours after dinner or during a weekend afternoon. If however, you are throwing your party during a time in which a meal is expected, go for warm comfort foods:
-Chili and Cornbread/Crackers
-Meatloaf and Mashed potatoes
-Country Fried steak strips
-Chicken casserole/pot pie
Hot Chocolate Float:
1 cup water
1 envelope powdered cocoa mix
Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream
-In a 2-cup measuring cup microwave water, uncovered, on 100% power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until steaming hot.
-Stir in cocoa mix.
-Pour into a mug.
-Top hot chocolate with a small scoop of ice cream.
Ultra-Rich Hot Chocolate:
4 cups milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pinch salt
whipped cream (optional)
-Bring milk, cocoa powder and sugar to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
-Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.
-Add salt; bring to simmer, whisking constantly until frothy.
-Sprinkle with marshmallows or dollop of whipped cream.