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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!  

Frozen Theme Halloween Party

How to Throw a ‘Frozen’-Themed 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 [...]

Halloween party ideas

Make it the Best Halloween Yet

How to top last year? Try these 5 ideas…   1. Scare your (teenage) kids with these ideas: http://bzfd.it/1xW8uYL Yes, we said it. Scaring your kids (within reason) can be fun. Just be warned…they usually find a way to pay you back.   2. Finally make a playlist. Everything more Halloween-y with creepy music. Start with Billboard’s [...]

Baby Shower Ideas

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 – [...]

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 [...]

Birthday Party Ideas

Teen Birthday Party Ideas & Activities

Teen Birthday Party Games

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bridal Shower Ideas

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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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   [...]

Fall, Harvest & Thanksgiving Ideas

Favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Group Icebreakers

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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Halloween Party Ideas

Back to School? Celebrate, Bust a Move, Have a Mimosa…

How do you celebrate back-to-school? Do you bust a move as soon as the bus picks up the kids? Head to a pedicure appointment? Have a mimosa and brunch with other moms? We like all those…but by now you probably know hosting a party is our fave! We’re all about mimosas with friends. Here’s a [...]

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 [...]

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

Cell Phone Party Games? We Dig It!

Why you might want to have a cell phone handy at the next party you host.

You’re the host, so what are you doing pulling the cell phone out at the party?? Plenty! If you’ve ever gotten stuck when things didn’t go exactly as expected (lets face it, thats e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e) then you’ll know having a backup plan – or a cell phone – is important.   5 Party Games You Can [...]

The Top Five Event Planning Technologies of 2014

Party Ideas & Tips for the Hostess

With the tech tools of today constantly improving, it’s simpler than ever to organize a 10-person company meeting or a 20,000-person exposition. The way we plan events has been strongly influenced by technology, says Wild Apricot. For instance, event planners no longer send out invitations via snail mail, they use social media to get the [...]

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

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

The Top Five Event Planning Technologies of 2014

Party Ideas & Tips for the Hostess

With the tech tools of today constantly improving, it’s simpler than ever to organize a 10-person company meeting or a 20,000-person exposition. The way we plan events has been strongly influenced by technology, says Wild Apricot. For instance, event planners no longer send out invitations via snail mail, they use social media to get the [...]

3 Creative and Easy Dinner Party Ideas

Dinner party ideas

Our days fill up so quickly with work and kids and other life responsibilities, that it’s often tough to carve out time with friends and family. Hosting a dinner party may be the answer—it’s a great way to gather everyone together and spend time catching up over a nice meal. While dinner parties do require [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]