Friday, March 29, 2013

{Event Recap} Board Game Birthday

Okay, now that my husband is 34 I should probably get around to sharing his 33rd birthday! Inspired by table top game day (Saturday, March 30, 2013) I decided to get off my butt and write the post already!

One of my best friends and my husband have birthdays just 3 days apart so we typically celebrate them together. This year they both requested a board game party.

Over the last few years we've discovered the world of Euro games and turned into some serious board game geeks.

We're anxiously awaiting our children to get old enough so we can have some serious family board game nights. We're very excited that at four our oldest is slowly being trained in some of the simpler games.

But back to the party! The colors had to be green and orange, because those are the birthday boy's and girl's color of choice when picking playing pieces. We threw in white accents since another board game addict friend's birthday was a few weeks previously and he likes playing white! I grabbed a cheap Ikea rug from my kids' room and hung it up as a backdrop for the table. The rug reminded me of a whimsical children's game board; and it had all the right colors to match the party theme.

I broke the table up between appetizers and desserts. I didn't want to have separate tables since most of the rooms were going to be full of empty tables on which to play games.

There are so many games we enjoy, but I tried to focus on some of the favorites of the birthday boy and girl, and ones I could easily replicate in food form! All of the food signs were designed to imitate cards from the Munchkin card game. This was especially fun to design since the cards are all humorous and silly. For appetizers we served chicken salad, pigs in a blanket,

On a Roll Ham Sandwiches

and Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

For the desserts I got some help from the wonderful Jessy of Fairytale Frosting, who created amazing "tile" cookies to replicate pieces from the game Carcassonne.

Eating Carcassonne cookies while playing the game

And Jenny of Parker's Flour Patch, who, once again, created some fabulous cupcake toppers with lots of different game pieces

Game pieces from Tobaggo

Pow Wow head piece

Guests playing Pow Wow

Meeple (game piece)

Age of the birthday boy and girl

Fondant Guillotine Cards also by Parker's Flour Patch

A few more of the birthday boy's favorite desserts I had to include on the table:

Brownie Bite Checkers

Reeses Pieces

Party styling & design: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables & graphic design: Enchanted Events & Design
Carcassonne cookies: Fairytale Frosting
Cupcake Toppers: Parker’s Flour Patch
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