One of the best excuses for a party every year is the Super Bowl.
Everyone loves a great party: getting together with friends, eating fun football-themed finger foods, enjoying the thrilling half-time show, and seeing the debut of the year’s most expensive commercials. But, for a lot of us, especially some of us ladies, the worst part is the actual game… the mind-numbing pace of watching the players gain the field, foot by torturous foot.
If you love a good Super Bowl party and are searching for something to do away from the glare of the sixty-inch screen, in between commercials and half-time, here’s a game for you Gather the gang in the kitchen and compete to see who can make the most edible cookies.
The first time I visited Maryland, it was a side-trip during a visit to Washington, D.C.
I suppose it is the same for a lot of people, but Maryland deserves to be a lot more than a side trip. Maryland was one of the original thirteen colonies that later became the first United States – it deserves its own place in history and people in the know, know a few things about Maryland.
Once upon a time the Port of Baltimore was one of the most important ports in the global spice trade. McCormick Spices built warehouses along the port in the late 1800s, and well into the 1980s visitors to the Baltimore seaport could smell pepper, vanilla, or other spices wafting through the sea air.
Today, the spice warehouses are gone, but the seaport is still thriving and home to the National Aquarium and dozens of shops and restaurants. The rest of this tiny state is still as inviting as a phantom whiff of vanilla on a warm summer day.
Test your knowledge of this small, but fascinating state with this fun trivia game.
The southernmost of America’s original thirteen colonies, Georgia became a state in 1788. The colony was founded by James Oglethorpe, a British soldier and philanthropist.
Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a refuge for people locked up in debtors’ prisons in England. He hoped to give people a fresh start in the New World.
Today, Georgia has a racially and ethnically diverse population that continues to grow, year after year, as more people discover the beauty of the state’s rivers and mountains and the excitement of its cities.
If you’re a Georgia native or just a Georgia fan, test your knowledge of the Peach State with this fun quiz.
When the first season of Survivor debuted on May 31, 2000 about 15.5 million people tuned – it was an all-new kind of reality show and the audience was almost immediately hooked. Now the show is an indelible part of the culture, so, of course, it is a great addition to any party.
This game combines everything we love in a party game – silly physical stunts and the opportunity to be embarrassed in front of friends and family. Each player chooses two actions and hast to perform them at the same time. Then, the audience of friends, family, and anyone else who happens to be at the party, gets to vote on whether or not the player succeeded.
We’re not saying unsuccessful players should be voted out of the party, but that would certainly add a sense of urgency to the game play. For your next party, clear a room, print this game, and may the best guest win!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest scavenger hunt every held was in Provo City Utah on September 13, 2014. The hunt, organized by Google, sent 2079 people through the streets of the city.
Scavenger hunts likely date back to old folk games, but they became super-popular in the United States during the 1930s when they became a fad among Manhattan’s wealthy social set who loved the challenge of combing the city for all sorts of random trinkets.
This scavenger hunt is a lot more kid-friendly, and won’t require your little ones to set off through city streets. The clue are broad and give every little contestant a chance to win and find their objects in the safety of the house or backyard.
If you’re planning a house party or backyard BBQ and looking for ways to keep the kids busy – the kids scavenger hunt game is a great choice!
Baby showers date back to a related custom, the bridal shower, which was a common custom in England in the Victorian era.
Fun fact: we pronounce the word “shower” as we do rain shower, and over time common lore has come to explain that the expectant mom is showered with gifts.
Make it rain diapers and bottle warmers! In fact, however, in Victorian times, the idea was to “show” the new baby to friends and family. It was held after the baby’s arrival, and guests, after getting a good look at the little bundle of joy would present the new parents with gifts.
Today, baby showers are very common in the United States and Canada. Anyone who has ever attended a baby shower knows that baby-centric games are a fun part of the festivities.
This super-pack of games includes nine games just for baby showers, plus another seven games that are great for any get-together. If you’re planning a baby shower, pick up this party pack to make sure you show your guests a great time.
High school English class.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of sitting in a stuffy classroom on a cold winter’s afternoon listening to the teacher drone on about the symbolism in War and Peace or how the monster in Frankenstein was a sympathetic character.
Meanwhile, the only sympathy you had was for yourself, and your current plight, stuck in school when you’d rather be home, cozy and warm, with your favorite video game and a couch full of close friends and pizza rolls. Those were the days.
Here’s a game that will appeal to the reluctant reader, who was dragged through Hemingway and Tolstoy, and the avid student of literature, who knows his Homer from his Steinbeck. Enjoy this quick trip through the highlights of literature.
In 1950 the average working American made $4,000 a year, which probably was plenty, since gas was twenty cents a gallon and you could buy a brand new house for $9,550.
The fifties seem like a simpler time, when people knew their neighbours, kids wandered around town without cell phones or nannies in tow, and all we had to fear was the constant, unrelenting threat of the Cold War.
By 1955 about three quarters of American homes had a television, and families gathered together to watch shows like Gunsmoke and Lassie. Television news was a thirty-minute program once a day, around dinner time, and only the most important news made the air. It was the Golden Age of America; the economy was booming, families were growing, and it seemed like the air from sea to shining sea smelled of fresh-cut grass and TV dinners.
If you consider yourself a connoisseur of the Golden Age, check out this fun trivia game, and see if you can “remember when…”
Have you ever driven north to south, along the east coast on Interstate 95? Then you know that 179 miles of that journey takes you through Virginia.
Any trip to or even through Virginia is a trip through history and contrasts. Virginia’s nickname is the “Old Dominion,” which herald backs to the colonial era when it was the first British colony in America.
Virginia’s also the “Mother of Presidents,” eight of them, to be precise, including George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, and six in between, and the place where the Civil War finally ended. The world’s largest office building, the Pentagon, is here, but the state’s largest city is beach town, Virginia Beach, where the mood is considerably less formal.
Test your knowledge of Virginia with this fun trivia game.
Harriet Beecher Stowe once said, “Some jokes are less agreeable than others.” Harriet obviously was pickier about her jokes than we are.
Back in 2011 a group of researchers studied what makes a joke… a joke. According to Matt Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams (The book: Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind), laughing at a joke is part of our evolution as human beings.
Sometimes, we don’t really understand what’s going on and we make mistakes in comprehending the world around us. Jokes reward us for figuring out those mistakes. Once we understand our mistakes, we can laugh at them.
A joke invites you to come to the wrong conclusion, then chuckle when you realize what happened. So, despite Harriet’s opinion about less agreeable jokes, even bad jokes are good jokes if they make you laugh.
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a bit of evolutionary theory. Enjoy these bad jokes – you’ll surely find them agreeable.
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