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Get ready to cozy up with your favorite board games and breakfast foods with this fun game night party idea! We love to host friends and family at our home for cookouts, pool parties, and game nights. I was thrilled to set up a family-friendly get together for everyone to enjoy the best meal of the day…at night! Breakfast is kind of my thing, and it’s even better when it’s a little sweet. Using my favorite candy, M&M’s® Milk Chocolate, along with a few breakfast snacks, we created a hands on DIY party for all. Keep reading for game night ideas and simple suggestions to turn a regular old event into something a bit more extraordinary.
It’s a good idea to make sure you have a few classic board games on hand like Hasbro® Jenga and Classic Monopoly. If you don’t have these in your collection, what are you waiting for? These are some of my favorite games, and are definitely upgraded.
In fact, the Monopoly pieces include a cat now and a red die for a different version of game play.
I stopped at my local Walmart to pick up party supplies including the party size bag of M&M’s® Milk Chocolate along with Hasbro® Jenga and Classic Monopoly. I can’t believe I hadn’t owned Jenga before, and it was time for me to replace my old school version of Monopoly that had been well used over the years.
Sometimes we don’t have time to schedule a game night or to find a way to get together. It’s important to carve out time with your family and friends to celebrate every once in a while. Even if you don’t have a birthday or holiday to celebrate, it’s a lot of fun to plan a girls night or a family game night. Try to celebrate the everyday moments in your life to stay close with those you love.
One way to do that? Chocolate, sprinkles, and a lot of board game fun! Here are a few easy tips to throw your own game night celebration.
Board Games + Breakfast Game Night Party Ideas
1. Pick a good location. You can have your game night inside or outside if you have the room! We have a covered patio so I like to take the party outside. It is nice to sit on the water out back at our house and watch the sunset. I am loving Daylight Savings Time of course.
2. Set up a fun recipe! When I can, I like to set up a bar or a buffet of some sort. For breakfast, I decided to do a cereal tower, silly cupcakes, and an easy yogurt bar. With cereal, the M&M’s® Milk Chocolate, and some yogurt, the combinations were quite delicious!
- plain yogurt, 1 container or 1 quart for a party
- fresh strawberries, sliced
- cereal, at least two different varieties
- M&M's® Milk Chocolate, 1 bag
- Add plain yogurt and toppings to a mason jar or small cup.
- Layer with candy, fruit, and cereal.
- Top with M&M's® Milk Chocolate.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
We set up a cereal tower so there was easy access to yogurt toppings. It also looks nice on the table!
We always have fresh fruit available, and these Florida seasonal strawberries were a hit! Keep them nice in a cold for a cool treat.
And, of course, don’t forget the special ingredient in these parfaits: M&M’s® Milk Chocolate! It’s one of my go to toppings for plain yogurt.
Want to make your own?
3. Create a new family tradition! I think what really stands out about game nights is the idea that you are creating a new family tradition. Not only that, but it’s the routine and looking forward to the weekly game nights that make it more memorable. However, you can also create a new family tradition involving game night.
Whether it’s as simple as cooking a special dessert each week or making a specialty drink, there is always a way to make a new tradition for everyone to enjoy. One idea that I like to do is to encourage guests to leave their special mark on our party!
I’ve seen Jenga guestbooks before, but never at a game night! Have your guests sign the pieces so that you can reminiscence as you take out your game week after week! We also wrote silly jokes on the pieces and drew stick figures and other symbols. It’s just one way that we made our Jenga game our own!
We take Jenga seriously, folks.
4. Decorate with old board game pieces. Set up a sweet party display with vintage game pieces. Whether you have extras in your closet or you find games at a thrift store, there’s always room to add more fun to your decor!
Use game boards to decorate tables and help clean up. You can also use cards and game pieces as cupcake toppers, banners, or stir sticks!
5. Create a simple buffet. When you have room to make a DIY buffet or bar, guests can serve themselves. It’s way more fun that way and it’s simple to decorate!
6. Don’t forget the drinks! Milk was the drink of choice. I found glass milk jugs with striped straws to celebrate the occasion.
7. Leave room for dessert. Just because it’s a breakfast themed party doesn’t mean you can’t have a sweet treat after dark!
I used old game cards to decorate these cupcakes, and donut holes got an upgrade with colorful sprinkles.
The party size bag of M&M’s® Milk Chocolate was no match for us! 😉 We certainly made our dent!
8. Have fun! I mean, it IS a party!
Be sure to check out more delicious recipes and ideas for game night online.
What’s your favorite game night idea?
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