Bananagrams! Do doo da-do. BANANAGRAMS! Do dooo da-do-do da-do-do da-do-do-da-do-do-do-da-do.
Am I the only one that has this run through their head whenever they say, think or see the word Bananagrams?
It fits so perfectly into the song! Try it! It's too fun! Almost as fun as actually playing the game itself! Have you played it, yet? Have you even heard of Bananagrams? If not, check it out. Our whole family loves playing it!
So much so, that we thought it would be a grand idea to host a "First Annual"...you know, coz every time you do something for the first time it's the 'first annual', right?...Bananagrams Tournament. Which we did. We even had a trophy for the Tourney Champ!
I thought it would be nice to have some themed decor for the event. I do loves me a good theme party. We invited a few friends that shared our love for the game and welcomed them with a front door wreath;
See? The 'Welcome' banner is made to resemble the tiles of the game. The colors of the event? Yellow, green and brown naturally.
Once inside they were welcomed again with a little vignette showcasing the coveted trophy of the evening!
Okay, so the husband actually designed the graphics, coz he's pretty much full of the awesome. I knew what I wanted, but he knew how to make it happen. S'why I married him, yo.
Also? What's a party/tourney without some banners for decoration? Well, it's certainly not a party/tourney I'd want to be a part of! So, I made banners for the game words 'split', 'peel', 'dump' and 'bananas'. I really did make these...after the hubs taught me how.
Three guesses for where we hung the 'Dump' sign. HINT: We are nothing, if not classy!
For food we had lots of banana-fied treats. Those pictures came out too blurry, though. Sorry! But they were yummy! There was a banana split station, banana bread, banana cake and cookies made to look like Bananagrams tiles. For the non-sweet tooths, a friend was kind enough to bring her 'Bananaless Puke Dip'. I made signs for each station and put them in tiny frames I found at JoAnn for $1 each.
So, after everyone arrived and mingled a bit. Names were drawn and the games were afoot!
Those are my hurrrrsband's hands. I lurrrv them. I have a thing about hands. And I'm pretty sure he has the sexiest hands ever invented. The End.
All games were recorded on our dry erase board.
And, lo! But who should the reigning champ be?
That's right! Mine own flesh and blood! That's m'girl!! I'm so proud. She totally rocked that tourney like an old school jam! Also, she has started her own blog. Check it out!
It really was a good time. We hope to have a re-match sometime later this year. If you love to play Bananagrams, I would suggest having yourself a tournament. If anything, it gives you a chance to wear your cute yellow shoes!