Coffee Facts Game, Girl Time, and a GIVEAWAY!

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Game time with friends = the best. I LOVE playing games. If you’re ever around me and want to play some board or card game… I will join you. I don’t get to play enough games in my life. You know what the perfect girls night is in my mind? Friends, good drinks, yummy food, and a game. That is fun.

If you’re curious about what my favorite games are…

Scattergories: I’ve been playing this since I was little.

President Card Game: this is a favorite of mine when we go camping.

Bananagrams: it’s a super quick paced word game. I love it.

– Annnnnd, Catchphrase: super fast paced and intense. So great.

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This week I invited a few of my girlfriends over for a mini-party to play games and drink some coffee. For this party I thought it would be neat to create a Coffee Facts Game for us to play (since we were already eating this yummy Pumpkin Biscotti and drinking Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™). I found some pretty cool coffee facts for this game, and it was fun! I guess this game could be called a conversation starter instead of a game. Either way, it’s fun to do with your friends and I officially know everything about coffee. Hee. I made this game into a free printable you can download! The game is simple to play. Just print, cut out the cards, and toss into a jar. If you want, you can also print out my game label to put on the jar. (You can download the game by right click + saving each of these images: game facts 1, game facts 2, game facts 3, game facts back, and game facts labels).

A couple of my favorite facts from the game…

– It’s believed that the Americano coffee drink came from World War II when the American GI’s would dilute their espresso with warm water, since the espresso was so strong.

– Four out of five Americans start their day with coffee.

– The smell of coffee is the most recognizable smell in America (the first is burning wood).

Coffee Facts Game Free Printable // thepapermama.com

Coffee Facts Game Free Printable // thepapermama.com

Ok. For this mini party I also gave my guests some gifts as a thank you for coming. Three coupons for free Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ drinks, beautiful glassware from Anthropologie to drink their iced coffee in, and a wooden pin made by me. Because I wish ALL of you could have been at this gathering, I am hosting a giveaway.

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GIVEAWAY: One fabulous person will win a $50 Anthropologie gift card (maybe to buy your own glassware, or whatever), 3 Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ coupons so you can taste all three coffee flavors (Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Latte, and Caffee Mocha), and a cute wooden pin from me.

It’s so simple to enter. Just use the  Rafflecopter widget below to enter multiple times. Enjoy!

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– Chelsey

This post is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company. All opinions are my own. The coffee facts were sourced from http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Women%27s_Petition_against_Coffee & http://www.weirdfacts.com/Food-Facts/coffee-facts.htmlGiveaway information: No purchase necessary to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal US residents eighteen (18) years of age or order, except employees and the families of Bellalimento.com (“Sponsor”) or any company or agency responsible for the sweepstakes or any prize provided (“Sweepstakes Participants”). Enter by posting comment on the Site (and entering in the Rafflecopter widget) from June 25th to July 9th 2014. A winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The prize ($50 Anthropologie gift card, 3 coupons for Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™, and a wooden pin). One entry per person, per email address. All determinations by Sponsor are final. Winners will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner may be chosen. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. No cash substitutions for prizes and prizes are non-refundable and non-transferable except at sole discretion of Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Entrant’s name and entry may be used for promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Winners release Sweepstakes Participants from all claims and damages associated with the Sweepstakes and use of the prize. Subject to all federal, state and local laws. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize.


66 comments

  • mandy529 on said:

    I drink ice coffee all year

    Entered rafflecopter as Amanda Sakovitz

  • cezovski on said:

    Probably not terribly "secret" info, but Starbucks serves secret drinks that you can ask for that aren't on the menu
    Rafflecopter: Carolsue

  • FaerieBarista on said:

    Did you know the active ingredient in migraine medicines is caffeine like espresso! =)

  • Madeleine on said:

    Coffee keeps me going, and anthro keeps my home looking adorable, just how I like it!

  • danni on said:

    Love it! Sounds like such a fun game to try out!

    • Danni on said:

      I don't have any coffee facts to give, but I do love me some coffee!

  • Skylar S on said:

    When I was a kid, my dad would slice a fresh tomato from the garden and sprinkle it with sugar as dessert. To this day, I still love it!

  • huffychic15 on said:

    Freeze leftover wine and use as ice cubes!

  • Roxanne on said:

    Food Fact: Did you know you can make a pizza crust from a Yucca Root also known as a Casaba! It is AMAZING!!! It looks like a tree branch potato, but you can turn it into a crust!!

  • Robin Wilson on said:

    I read that the world record for most coffee consumption is 82 cups of coffee in 7 hours. Which is close to the possible lethal amount of 100 cups! Yikes!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      OMG. I would die. That person must have been so nauseous. Bleh.

  • Shanna on said:

    Coffee fun fact: I recently learned that light roasts have more caffeine than dark roasts!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Yes! Cause the longer you roast the beans the more caffeine is cooked out of it.

  • Shane on said:

    I love the Starbucks has a secret menu!

  • Bethany on said:

    Hmmm. Random food/drink facts? My father in law calls coffee Plasma….

  • Bethany on said:

    I want to come to your game party! I'd bring my new favorite game: Qwirkle!

  • rtzelaya on said:

    That traditional horchata is made with raw rice.

  • Michelle r on said:

    Loving strawberries in my water right now

  • HSS on said:

    I was surprised to learn that average calories consumed at a buffet is 2,500.

  • Raven on said:

    My favorite food is mac and cheese…this is the history of it…
    Pasta and cheese casseroles have been recorded in cookbooks as early as the 14th century's Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks. It is an Italian dish of parmesan and pasta and was brought to England in the 14th century[citation needed]. A cheese and pasta casserole known as makerouns was recorded in the famous medieval English cookbook, the Forme of Cury, which was written in the 14th century. It was made with fresh, hand-cut pasta which was sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese.

  • Sharlene on said:

    According to the Library of Congress the hamburger originated at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut

  • Gin on said:

    A certain amount of bug parts is allowable in food manufacturing- I heard 13 in a Hershey bar but surely that is an exaggeration!!! Yuck!

  • Beth W on said:

    Yay coffee! My favorite coffee fact is that during the Civil War coffee shortages on both sides caused soldiers to brew roasted chicory, nuts, roots, and bark. The resulting concoction looks like coffee but that's about it! That's a special kind of desperate!

  • kellie on said:

    I like ordering the Capn Crunch drink at Starbucks 🙂

  • Jordan on said:

    I don't have many facts to share about drinks. I know that green tea helps with weight loss though!

  • Ashleigh on said:

    Sorry to disappoint, no particular beverage trivia- just a quick note on my favorite beverage: the Tazo chai tea latte. They sell the Tazo brand chai concentrate at Target/Costco/etc, you add milk- and it tastes exactly like Starbucks. Hot or cold 🙂

    My favorite game to play: Cards Against Humanity (if you want coffee to come out of your nose)

  • Chelsey V. on said:

    I don't think I know any weird drink or food facts except that certain kinds of fruit are not supposed to go in jello!

  • Debbie on said:

    Mountain Dew has more caffeine than a cup of coffee.

  • Mandy on said:

    If you put grenadine in a cup first before pouring in lemonade or limeade, it looks really pretty. 🙂

  • Alishia on said:

    Its been forever since I have visited your blog, I love the look and colors. 🙂

  • brittany Koelmel on said:

    I dont know any really interesting facts…just that acidic drinks are bad for your teeth!

  • Jessica H. on said:

    I just learned today that a zucchini has more potassium than a banana.

  • mona on said:

    Starbucks has a secret menu

  • Laura Morris on said:

    Oh my gosh, yum. I am such a sucker for iced coffee.

  • Holly on said:

    Interesting food facts? I'm not sure. All I know is that coffee is the BEST!

  • Kelly Smith on said:

    Now that sounds like a lovely afternoon with friends!

  • sbc on said:

    parsley has more vitamin c than an orange.

  • Alison on said:

    I always loved the story about the supposed discovery. Goats grazed on the plant and danced.

    BTW…you had me a coffee and anthro.

  • Jessica on said:

    How fun! I need a girls night! And did you know, ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls!!

  • Chelsea on said:

    I have no fun facts, because I am no fun.

  • Julie on said:

    I don't have any random drink facts, but I did get to drink some delicious things when I was in Italy!

  • hillary on said:

    Love those anthropologie glasses!

  • kelsey n. on said:

    originally coffee was eaten… ewww

  • Cecilia on said:

    LOVE, obsessed with ANTHRO!!!!! and COFFEE!

  • Rachel Lloyd on said:

    I love these kind of nights! The starbucks creamers look amazing!!

  • melissa on said:

    love this giveaway! this party is such a cute idea!

  • Danielle on said:

    Love this!

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