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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 [...]

Teen Birthday Party Games

Teen Birthday Party Ideas & Activities

Milestone birthdays for 30th,  40th,  or 50th? Easy. Try hosting a birthday party for a teenager. Yikes! Here’s some ideas to get you started thinking like a teenager…and hopefully pull together a rockin’ party! Go, Mom! Fun Ideas & Activities It can be hard to keep their interest, but if you choose a group activity [...]

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 [...]

Baby Shower Ideas

Tips for Throwing a Hip Baby Shower

Woman at her baby shower.

You’ve probably been to multiple baby showers in your life and you know how they can be…a little cheesy. Maybe you remember lame games, strangers attempting to mingle, awkward conversations and finger foods. Now you’re going to host a baby shower, but you’re hoping to dress it up a little bit. You want your guests [...]

Free Baby Shower Games

Laughing and making memories is the reason for baby showers, but inside jokes and lasting impressions for families that will be bonded by the birth of this baby…that’s where baby shower games come in! It’s not enough to sit around, gossip and eat – make guests get out of their chairs and do something – [...]

Birthday Party Ideas

Hosting a Party? Follow This Plan to Success.

Party Planning Guide

A party hostess is responsible for more than the cute plates, decorations and food. She’s responsible for the guests whole party experience! Does that scare you? Because it scares 95% of us! The other 5% are professional party planners. Here’s what you need to know.   1. Get the cute party plates. Setup the 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 [...]

Bridal Shower Ideas

Best Games for Mixed Generations Bridal Shower

Awkward mix coming to the bridal shower? Maybe you ended up with mostly family, the bride’s great aunt, and a few college friends. Mingling and conversation left to its own could end up dividing the group into family and excluding non-family. Or thirty-somethings and the over 50 crowd. Things don’t have to be clunky and awkward if you [...]

Turn Up The Fun at Bridal Showers

We’re talking fun games – not the boring ones. Tired of bridal showers where we sit around, gossip and eat? So are the rest of us! Make guests get out of their chairs and do something – preferably something that will make ‘em laugh. Here’s the set of games we helped a customer put together [...]

Christmas & Holiday Party Ideas

Holiday Classroom Parties & Games for Kids 2013

While I suppose you could set out plates of cookies and let students eat and run around the classroom for an hour (and they would be totally happy!) – we really prefer the classroom parties with games and crafts. Actually, just games. (Care to take a guess why, perhaps? *wink*) Here are our favorite suggestions [...]

New Christmas Games for 2013

Every season we work hard to bring you new and exciting games! Sometimes it’s updating your favorites with the colors of the season, but usually they’re just brand-spanking new! Christmas Secret Message Players race to cross out the letters and be the first to decipher the message. Printable Version: click here Shipped Version: click here Do You [...]

Easter Party Ideas

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   [...]

Easter Egg Basket: Games Fit Right Inside!

Games for the Easter Basket? Of course! Picking a few games your kids can play over and over again – with siblings or friends – seems to be a perfect addition to toys and candy! We can think of three right off the top of our head…. Pin the Tail On The Bunny A twist [...]

Fall, Harvest & Thanksgiving Ideas

Favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Group Icebreakers

Thanksgiving Dinner Icebreakers Image

Icebreakers, really? Yes. You know… when your niece brings her friend from college or your brother has a new girlfriend, or your son is now married and his wife’s family is coming. Silence would be awkward. Solution – icebreakers. Have a game handy (or two, just in case it’s a tough crowd!)   Conversation Starters [...]

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 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

family reunion activities and games

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

Father’s Day Recipes: Cooking with beer

Food is the way to a man’s heart – so they say. And when it comes to Father’s Day, we’re all about the food! This year, add a few recipes to dad’s menu that have beer involved… Here’s a few recipes from our fav new pinboard, Cooking with Beer. In this photo: Pinboard created by [...]

Freebie Friday – Father’s Day Cards

It’s finally Friday!! And we’ve got a fun, Father’s Day inspired printable for you! Kids of all ages can tell dad how wonderful he is by filling in the blanks! And mom, you can personalize any of the questions to make this one-of-a-kind! Great to slip under Dad’s pillow, attach to a gift, or keep [...]

Halloween Party Ideas

10 Most Popular Halloween Party Game Printables

Wondering how different printable games for Halloween stack up? Here’s this year’s 2013 top ten printable Halloween party games: Halloween Bingo - Personalize the message and all the squares…and the website scrambles them all for you! Halloween Charades & Pictionary - Over 150 cards in categories like music, popular costumes, movies, creepy things. Halloween Picture Bingo - Includes [...]

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 [...]

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

free printable game

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 & Planning Advice

Tiebreakers for Party Games

What happens AFTER you’ve picked the right games, everyone has had fun playing…and now you have two winners? They’re probably not going to concede to the other person without a fight. After all, their competitiveness won them the game, and that same competitiveness does. not. concede. Are you prepped for a tie-breaker? Here’s several different [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Handwriting Analysis? The Perfect Birthday Party Game…

birthday party game handwriting analysis game

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 [...]

Party Planning Tips

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

As far as hosting a party goes, St. Patrick’s Day is gaining popularity because it’s just so easy to plan a party when everything is centered around the color green! Green food. Green drinks. Green decorations. Green attire for the day. Green tablecloths. Green silverware. Green invitations. Green crafts. Green favors. Did I leave anything [...]

St. Patrick’s Day party tips for the kiddos

We’re pretty sure if you’re partying with the adults for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ve got it covered…that’s why this party tip list is for the kiddos!   Invitations If the party is informal, you might need an invitation…but it’s always a fun option! It could be as simple as cutting a 4 leaf clover from [...]

Summertime Party Ideas

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 [...]

Father’s Day Recipes: Cooking with beer

Food is the way to a man’s heart – so they say. And when it comes to Father’s Day, we’re all about the food! This year, add a few recipes to dad’s menu that have beer involved… Here’s a few recipes from our fav new pinboard, Cooking with Beer. In this photo: Pinboard created by [...]

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 [...]

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Purple Classroom Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

A different spin on the traditional pinks of Valentine’s day… this year, we’re looking at purple Valentine’s Day parties with games and food that are – you guessed it – purple! In this photo: pom-pom love bugs, Valentine’s Day party games, chocolate hearts, heart lollipops, purple cupcakes, i love you pop up card.   Classroom [...]

Valentine's Day Party Ideas

Tips for a Couples Valentine’s Day Party

Tips for hosting a Valentine's Day celebration for your favorite couples.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always mean spending the day with your partner, alone. Sometimes it’s more fun to share with other couples! When hosting a couples Valentine’s Day party, here are a few tips to keep in mind…   1. Keep the invite list short and sweet.   2. Start with an icebreaker during appetizers. Here’s [...]

Valentine’s Party for Couples? Play The Shoe Game…

Valentine's Day Shoe Game

Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride and groom sit back-to-back and answer questions (without looking at each other) like, “who initiated the first kiss?” If you have, you’ll know it’s a ton of fun – as evidenced by the wedding photos after. If you haven’t, then trust us – it’s a [...]

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 [...]