One thing I do regularly to keep my sanity is to have a girls night! I cannot survive without my girlfriends so I threw a party last night and we stayed up way too late playing games and chatting. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting this blog! #GameNightIn #CollectiveBias
I’ve read somewhere awhile ago that husbands only need their wife in order to be happy in life. But the wives need the following people in her life in order for her to be happy: a therapist, a single friend, a mommy friend, a gay friend, a husband, a life coach, and so forth. And isn’t it the truth!? I cannot live without my girlfriends, especially! I threw a game night and invited my girlfriends over and we ended up staying up until 2:30 am! I am paying for it today but you know, it was worth it. 😉
I decorated the backdrop with white tablecloths and colorful paper plates from Wal Mart. I got the paper plates the colors of the m&m’s, put a double sided tape on the back and just taped it onto the tablecloth. Simple and easy. I was going to do a line of blue, then a line of green and so forth instead of mixing the colors but I realized it would look more like the game Twister. So a mixed colors it was.
I recently got a recipe for the best caramel popcorn I’ve ever tasted, so I will be sharing the recipe on the bottom of this post!
caramel popcorn with dark chocolate M&M’s®
ice-cream with various toppings
We played HASBRO® Jenga and Classic Monopoly. While Jenga is a fast game, Monopoly can go for hours! I used to play both of these games when I was little so it was fun playing these games again, it brought back many childhood memories for me and my friends as we shared stories.
I was able to make a one-stop shop at Wal Mart to purchase all the needed party supplies and the treats and games. I used this $1 off coupon for the M&M’s®.
Best Caramel Popcorn Recipe
1 cup imperial butter(more butter)
2 cups brown sugar(less sugar)
1/2 cup corn syrup(less corn syrup)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 quarts popped popcorn
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.
This seriously is the best caramel popcorn recipe I’ve come across, so try it, you won’t regret it! And tell me how you liked it!