Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bunco Baby!

Custom Bunco Sign

Last night was Bunco night... for those of you not familiar with this classic suburban game, it basically involves dice, money, prizes and hopefully lots of food and frivolity.  Mimi played bunco when I was growing up, it was one of the ONLY nights the entire year there was soda and candy in our house... my brother and I used to sneak around the card tables and try to grab the extras.  Considering the abundant amount of frivolity going on among the 12 women (who must have desperately needed to get out of the house), either they didn't notice or they didn't care.  

Bunco Cupcake Toppers

My bunco group has been together for 15 years now... we started as a group of mostly young moms or newlyweds, looking to meet our new neighbors and take a night off from mac and cheese and snotty noses.  Over the years we've had theme nights, baby showers, movie nights... you name it.  We've lost a few members, gained a few, but amazingly we are now back to almost our entire original group.  Most of those babies are either grown or nearly there, we've even added a couple of grandkids.  Many of us have moved to different neighborhoods and can no longer just walk down the street in search of a rollicking evening of bunco fun.  

There were a few years it seemed like it might just fade away... everyone was busy with kids and didn't have quite the same need for a night of freedom... but we've managed to hold on stronger than ever, and I so look forward to reconnecting with my old friends every month over spinach dip and M&M's.  And of course, there is always the exciting chance that I will go home a winner with a whopping $15...Mama needs a new pair of shoes!

Roll the Dice Earrings

Roll The Dice Bunco Soap


CremeMagnolia said...

Sounds like a great night of fun for all!!

Sunbasilgarden said...

Thanks so much for including Sunbasilgarden Soaps. I have never played this game. I need to get in on this fun. Roll baby roll :)

Frances via il*mostro said...

I love the way you tell a story, via text and pictures!! i've never played bunco but if it relies on luck of the dice, I'm not sure its the game for me LOL

Out of the Blue said...

I used to have so much fun with my bunco group! Thank you so much for including my dice earrings in your wonderful blog post!

Rosalie said...

Love your story on bunco, what fun you girls must have to stay together 15 years WOW! Thank you so much for adding my bunco sign to your post, I'am the first photo. :-)

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