Friday, May 16, 2008

friday fun & games

My parents had a shuffle-board game in the back-yard which looked like this photo, well the game did.  This is a "tear sheet" that I had saved because I love the house and of course the setting.  It certainly looks like a spot where all the kids would want to play.  As a parent, I quite like having kids around playing fun games or sharing healthy food.

My idea of a great friday is one of fun & games to end a busy week.  I have saved this "tear sheet" from a decorating magazine with this lucite top table which doubles as a ping-pong table.  What a fun thing to come home to after a long day at school or the office.  I imagine that this could work if you live in the city and you do not have a garage or a game room to store a ping-pong table.  Our ping-pong table is in the garage.  It is a great way to stay in shape.
On rainy fridays, expand your mind and play a game of Scrabble.  Your turn.  I have always loved the smooth pieces.  Our Scrabble game has a lazy-susan base so all players have the right to view straight and not have to strain their neck. 
Another game we recently have enjoyed playing is "Scattergories."  Take time to have some fun & games and remember it is so not about winning!  Monopoly is fun too, we call it Marathon Monopoly.  We know who always wants to be the banker!
Some people just wanna have all the fun!






14 comments:

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Hi pve! Thanks for your comment! I work at a bookstore here on the Island and we sell bananagrams like crazy! I bet you'd all like this game http://www.bananagrams-intl.com/instructions.asp...jve

erika said...

I LOVE SCRABBLE! And Ping Pong! However I much better at Scrabble... if we ever meet we should play!

In(side) the Loop said...

I love playing games like nobody's business! Game nights are my favorite. Love that lucite table!!

Be the change..... said...

I've never liked scrabble (it makes my brain hurt) but I do like scattegories and pingpong! Lately my favorite is the card game apples to apples -my friends and I have been getting together weekends to play it - really fun with the right group of people! Game nights are my favorite kind of party, especially when followed with a movie!

Kwana said...

You've inspired me. Game night is the best!

heidi said...

I LOVE game night! Scrabble & Uno all the way.

enc said...

I love that tearsheet. I'd like to move into that house right now!

littlebyRD said...

That lucite table is so cool! I remember my grandma used to throw Bingo parties for me and my sister and brothers. She would buy good treats and special prizes. I recently came across an old vintage Bingo game and snapped it up, hoping to throw the same sort of party for my son and his friends when they are old enough.

Topsy Turvy said...

Love that lucite ping-pong table!
Of course, the rest of the room isn't too shabby either.
-Lana

LondonCalling said...

Been thinking to set up a game night group.

diana @ please sir said...

So fun! Love it - makes me want to be all about games this weekend!

Ashley said...

I love games. We're definitely a "game" family and just introduced our 2-yr old to Candy Land. Playing board and other games is such a fabulous way to connect and stimulate your brain at the same time. By the way, I love that lucite ping pong table. I have never seen anything quite like it!

Tara said...

Patricia

I have a travel scrabble stashed in the car for rides to soccer games...we love it! And I think I may have seen the lucite table in a NY Times spread of upper west side apartments? The table also was used as a diningroom table to save space!

:0)
Tara

Anna Spiro said...

Oh wow, love the lucite ping pong table - tres fab!!
XXX
Anna