There used to be quilting parties where women got together and worked on quilts as a community effort. Then there were bridge or whist parties during the 1950's and 1960's when there were a few women home during the day. Bingo was kind of big around the Boston area for awhile, my grandmother and her sisters loved to meet up and play their gizillion cards. Every once and awhile, I would drive my grandmother to Bingo, however the cigarette smoke was gross. I'm not too sure what was going on in the 80's and 90's, I was too busy raising my babies and working evenings. But last year I started hearing about Bunco and went to a party with couples. You mention Bunco and somebody knows somebody who goes to monthly parties. It's time for me to join the party band wagon and have some social face to face time versus playing with my blog template on my lap top, while my husband watches some old movie.
It's been a very long winter and I thought it would be fun to have a group of women over to play. Eleven of them have not played, so it's going to be interesting. But you do know what that means?????? Now I have to clean my house, my kids are off from school today for conferences and this is my food shopping day. Basically, I am going to be exhausted by the time my friends get here. Nevertheless, it will be a good time with good food and drink.
Is Bunco big where you live? Have you played it? Any good theme ideas? What other party games are out there?