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Easter party ideas

3 Quick & Easy Ways to Decorate for an Easter Party

We’re in the first days of spring; the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, the birds are chirping and all of those sad-looking bare branches are starting to show signs of colorful new life. It’s so refreshing. Easter is only two weeks away and it’s your turn to host the family. But your [...]

Easter Egg Games

Easter Egg Games, Printables + Crafts

Here comes Peter Cottontail…and Easter just around the corner! With a fun roundup of games, printables and crafts, we’re hoping you have a hoppin’ Easter! Easter Egg Games Egg Roll.  With so many variations, you’re sure to find one that suits your guests! Using either hands, spoons, brooms, or whatever you choose, players race to [...]

birthday ideas for kids

3 Kids Birthday Themes That Wow

You’ve worked hard to earn your title as a cool parent. But, if you want to keep your distinguished title, you’re going to have to go above and beyond to celebrate your little one’s special day. This means you need to throw a super awesome birthday party; the kind of party that all the neighbors [...]

Baby Shower Ideas

Marsala Baby Shower Inspiration

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When we heard Marsala was the new color of the year, we nearly burst out in song!You might think a deep red wine color is more suited for fall, but pair it with a light green and cream and you’ve got the perfect color palate for an afternoon tea party – baby shower style! In [...]

10 Ways to use Raffle Tickets at a Shower

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It’s a traditional game with a whole lot of different ways to play! Here’s a few new twists on raffle tickets… Buy one – for a chance to win the prize (traditional). Receive a raffle ticket for every package of diapers you bring for mom-to-be. Bring a pair of sexy undies for the bride – [...]

Birthday Party Ideas

Stop Fretting Over What to Get Your Honey

Gift Ideas for Men

Finding something special for the guy in your life can be quite the challenging task, but read below for unique ideas that he’ll love. An Experiential Gift A gift doesn’t always have to be something tangible. Instead, create a memory with the man in your life and give the gift of experience! It’s a great [...]

5 Birthday Party & Gift Ideas for Men

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There are no hard and fast rules about things that men like, but statistics and enculturation do not lie. The diversions that we do like, we immerse ourselves in. A man’s hobby, even if he does not know that he has one, can be turned into a wonderful party theme. Johnnie Walker Theme Great parties [...]

Bridal Shower Ideas

9 Crafty DIY Activities for your next Bridal Shower

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We love a good bridal shower game as much as anyone (possibly more!) but sometimes more fun can be had with a creative crafty activity. Don’t get us wrong, there’s still room for a good icebreaker and wishes for the bride, but giving guests the opportunity to create something beautiful to take home – that [...]

Hot 2015 Bridal Shower Games Report

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It might only be February, but already it’s very clear what’s trending hot (and what’s not) for Bridal Showers in 2015. Top 5 Bridal Shower Games The top games always reflect trendy new themes of bridal showers. We’re seeing tons more interactive get-out-of-your-seat style games, and ones that don’t require too much brain-power (guests are [...]

Christmas & Holiday Party Ideas

How to Make Party Planning Stress Free

Stress-Free Easy Holiday Parties

Whether it’s just a little get together to watch a big football game with snacks and beer or a more formal event like a graduation party or wedding reception, planning a party means you have a lot of details to coordinate. And, according to a survey by Greenberg Research for the American Psychological Association, holiday [...]

Best Get-Out-Of-Your-Seat Interactive Christmas Games

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This Christmas season our most requested games are….interactive group games! We get calls regularly to recommend games for a customer’s party, and this is by far the favorite genre. Here’s our answer, with a few details to get you pumped to host game time… 1. Charades & Pictionary This classic has guests moving, acting, drawing [...]

Easter Party Ideas

Easter Fun & Games

Easter is way more fun than just an egg hunt. With all the kids and sugar combined, having a few additional “active” activities on hand will be not only fun – but a lifesaver for the parents, too! Here’s a few we’re sure will be a perfect fit for your Easter gathering… Classic Relay Races [...]

Easter Brunch Ideas & Details

It might be a family tradition and everyone already knows what to expect, but the love is in the details… and we have a few details for you! Invites Printed invites are so much fun! Here’s a few of our faves. In this photo: Egg hunt invitation, Easter brunch invitation, Easter party invitation   Printed [...]

Fall, Harvest & Thanksgiving Ideas

Top Party Game Picks for Thanksgiving

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  Thanksgiving seems to be one of those holidays where large groups gather together. But what happens with that time between when everyone arrives, and everything is warmed and ready to eat? What if not everyone knows each other – maybe there’s an extra friend of your cousin’s from college, or a new fiance? May [...]

Warm Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

When it comes to Thanksgiving, dinner IS the party. That’s why decorating for this party should be all about the dinner table. (But while you’re in the kitchen putting finishing touches on the food, make sure you have some conversation starters in the other room. Hint, hint.) 5 Ways To Warm Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table 1. [...]

Family Reunions

Best Party Games for Teens & Tweens

Best teen party games

Regardless of what you may think, teens and tweens (which will be referred to as teens from here on out b/c they don’t like the word tweens) DO like party games. They just don’t like the same pencil & paper party games as little kids or adults. (Sounds funny coming from the creators of pencil [...]

Family Reunion Activities

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Summer seems to be the favorite time of year for a family reunion – sunny weather, plenty of destination spots, and kids are out of school for the summer. If you’re gearing up for a family reunion this summer, it’s likely the reunion has been planned for 6 months or more. Maybe even a year. [...]

Father's Day

5 Birthday Party & Gift Ideas for Men

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There are no hard and fast rules about things that men like, but statistics and enculturation do not lie. The diversions that we do like, we immerse ourselves in. A man’s hobby, even if he does not know that he has one, can be turned into a wonderful party theme. Johnnie Walker Theme Great parties [...]

Father’s Day Ideas

If you look around pinterest or the internet for Father’s Day ideas, you’ll find things like: crafts to make into gifts, photos to make into gifts, gifts for a BBQ dad, gifts for a fishing dad, personalized gifts, or handmade cards. But what will you DO on Father’s Day? Option 1: Nothing It might seem [...]

Halloween Party Ideas

Kids Hallowen Parties

Are you ready for the classroom party? Bring it on with these fun kids games and classroom-friendly treats! In this photo: Halloween party games, cupcakes, bones, trail mix, broomsticks, caramel apples.   From all of us at Funsational, have a wonderful and safe Halloween!  

How to Throw a ‘Frozen’-Themed Halloween Party

Frozen Theme Halloween Party

Do you have “Let it Go” running through your head for days on end? Can you recite the lyrics from “Do you Want to Build a Snowman?” at any given time? If so, chances are good you share your home with at least one “Frozen” fanatic. If your kids are clamoring for a “Frozen” Halloween [...]

Holiday Games

Best Party Games for Teens & Tweens

Best teen party games

Regardless of what you may think, teens and tweens (which will be referred to as teens from here on out b/c they don’t like the word tweens) DO like party games. They just don’t like the same pencil & paper party games as little kids or adults. (Sounds funny coming from the creators of pencil [...]

Free Patriotic Printable Game

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April 15th marks Patriots Day, and we thought it would be fun to celebrate with a game! Get ready to match patriotic quotes with the famous person who said them….ready, set, GO! Download the printable here.

Hostess Tips & Party Planning

Versatile Decor for Frequent Party Hosts

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You are the consummate hosts. You love to fill your home with friends and family, fun and laughter. From the cocktail party with your closest friends to your child’s birthday party, you excel at transforming your home into the perfect party venue. But, if you haven’t quite refined your party eye, consider the following design [...]

How to Make Party Planning Stress Free

Stress-Free Easy Holiday Parties

Whether it’s just a little get together to watch a big football game with snacks and beer or a more formal event like a graduation party or wedding reception, planning a party means you have a lot of details to coordinate. And, according to a survey by Greenberg Research for the American Psychological Association, holiday [...]

Info News

What We’re Thankful For…

We’re jumping on the “What are you thankful for?” bandwagon that’s been going on all month over several social media platforms. So here’s a shout out for what the employees of Funsational, Inc. are thankful for. “I am thankful that after 14 years of fighting I have finally received a clean bill of health from [...]

April’s Behind the Scenes at Funsational, Inc

“What does a party game company do all day??” Besides pranking each other on a daily basis (more about that another day) one category at a time, we’re photographing our latest baby shower games. It’s no small endeavor, yet the photos are an amazing way to show customers what their games will look like when [...]

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Party Ideas

This Mother’s Day, will you be relaxing and sending time with husband and kids pampering you? Much needed alone de-stressing time? Or planning a party for all the moms in your life (your mom, grandma, aunts, daughter, etc.)? If you’re the later, we’ve got some fun ideas you’re gonna love! Wine Party Brunch? Traditional, expected. [...]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas…and printables, too!

Yes, I admit it. I’m a last minute person. Some might consider it a personality flaw…but then again, it does kinda explain why I find it easy to design & create printable games – the last minute person’s answer to almost everything! Back to the subject at hand: last minute Mother’s Day ideas….   Word [...]

New Years Party

New Year’s Bash – Go To Recipes & Ideas

Dip the bottoms of wine glasses in chalkboard paint, and when they dry, party guests can mark their own glass.

The newness of starting a new year, of gleaming new resolutions and a new year full of parties makes this one of my most favorite holidays. If that sounds like you too, then you won’t be missing the opportunity for a New Year’s party! {Of course, my new years resolution was to host more parties…so [...]

New Year’s Football Party

Nothing goes together better than football and New Years! Invite a few friends, turn on the football, enjoy some appetizers and challenge them to some trivia during the commercials! We couldn’t help but to put together a football-themed Pin board dedicated to the big game day on the first of the year! Watch The Game [...]

Office Party Ideas

Party Themes Inspired by Broadway

Broadway Party Ideas

Every party needs a theme, and there are a lot of themes you can choose from. The key is to be unique. A Broadway themed party, for instance, is inspiring and fun. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Choose a Play Let’s say you choose Grease as a party theme. Design an [...]

Handwriting Analysis? The Perfect Birthday Party Game…

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January 23rd, 2013 marks national handwriting day… and if we must have a handwriting day, then we should mention a fun handwriting analysis birthday party game! Have everyone at the party write “Sally sells seashells” on a piece of paper, and you can perform a verbal handwriting analysis  for them. Get ready to find out [...]

Sports Themed Party

Adding beer to your Superbowl party appetizers

Adding a few menu items using beer as an ingredient - like beer battered potato wedges and beer cheese dip - are sure to be crowd-pleasers

Whenever a group of adults get-together for a sports-watching-event, it usually involves alcohol, more specifically, beer. And while beer itself is perfect for tailgating, game-day parties or barbecues, adding a few menu items using beer as an ingredient – like beer battered potato wedges and beer cheese dip – are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Here [...]

Our Favorite Beer-Inspired Foods & Superbowl Trivia Games

Superbowl Sunday? It’s a big thing around here. We’ve put together some of our fave foods made with beer, paired with beer, or deep-fried goodness! Appetizer Warm-Up   If you’ve ever had beer cheese soup, this Beer Cheese Dip is just a bit cheesier – and perfect for dipping any kind of bite-size appetizer you [...]

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

St. Patrick’s Day Fun & Games & Crafts

If your St. Patrick’s day will be filled with green beer, Irish food and bar hopping – don’t read any further…you’ll have plenty of fun without the following stuff. But the rest of us are ready to rock the day with fun and games and crafts! Printable Games Bingo, trivia, and leprechaun riddles are all [...]

Top 10 Things To Do on St. Patrick’s Day

Go green! Such a simple theme, but oh-so much fun! Use these ideas all day, or throughout the day to countdown to a St. Patrick’s Day party! In this photo: St. Patrick’s Day printable games, pinch proof bracelets, grasshopper ice cream shake, paper shamrock banner, chocolate mint cookie bark. Top 10 Things To Do Next [...]

Summertime Party Ideas

6 Hot Summer Party Trends for 2014

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How many parties can you squeeze into this summer? Hopefully one every weekend… there’s no shortage of ideas here! 1. Outdoors. Poolside, at the park, in your backyard with the bbq, you name it. We’ve been waiting all winter and spring for this weather and everyone wants to be outside.   2. Teacups & Mason [...]

Best Party Games for Teens & Tweens

Best teen party games

Regardless of what you may think, teens and tweens (which will be referred to as teens from here on out b/c they don’t like the word tweens) DO like party games. They just don’t like the same pencil & paper party games as little kids or adults. (Sounds funny coming from the creators of pencil [...]

Surprise Party

Best Party Games for Teens & Tweens

Best teen party games

Regardless of what you may think, teens and tweens (which will be referred to as teens from here on out b/c they don’t like the word tweens) DO like party games. They just don’t like the same pencil & paper party games as little kids or adults. (Sounds funny coming from the creators of pencil [...]

Valentine's Day Party Ideas

Stop Fretting Over What to Get Your Honey

Gift Ideas for Men

Finding something special for the guy in your life can be quite the challenging task, but read below for unique ideas that he’ll love. An Experiential Gift A gift doesn’t always have to be something tangible. Instead, create a memory with the man in your life and give the gift of experience! It’s a great [...]

Opposite of Valentine’s Day

For those of us who are love-struck and lucky-in-love, it seems we’re missing out on something. Something big. There seems to be a whole ton of fun for the opposite of the lovey-dovey Valentine’s Holiday….the Anti-Valentine’s Day, Un-Valentine Day,  Anti-Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day and Quirkyalone Day. Singles Awareness Day (SAD) is a humorous holiday [...]

Wedding Toasts

Words That Describe

Don’t know where to start? Oftentimes the best place is to list 5 words that describe the bride, and 5 words that describe the groom. Easier said than done. If you get stuck even on this small assignment, here are a few descriptive words for characteristics… smart, intelligent, brilliant, pointed & quick funny, good-humored amusing, [...]

Father of the Bride Asks About Speaking at the Wedding

Recently a nervous Father of the Bride asked me a few questions that caught me off guard. I say “off guard” because I thought these were things everyone knew. Since I was obviously very mistaken, I wanted to take the time to share the answers with you. 1. Do I address/look at the guests or [...]