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.
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).
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.
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.
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