Ideas for Game Night With Your Love
Have you been looking for something to bring you and your love a bit closer? Perhaps it’s time to enact a game night! Once a week, grab your love, an M&M’s® snack, a Hasbro® game like Monopoly or Jenga and head to the dining room table for a competitive game night. #GameNightIn #CollectiveBias
Ideas for Game Night With Your Love
One of my favorite games growing up, and I’m sure a lot of you will agree, was Jenga! Although Jenga was one of my favorite games, I’ve never been too good at it. I remember one time I lost on the first block! Monopoly is one of my other favorite games. When I was younger it was fun to play the banker, now I like to play the landlord who owns all the properties and hotels (mwa-ha-ha).
Jenga by Hasbro®
Jenga is one of those classic games that’s always fun to play. I remember loving, and I mean loving this game when I was younger. Who didn’t love stacking the blocks and then trying to steal a block out of the tower without knocking it over. It was also fun to give up from time to time and give the tower a smack, spreading pieces all over the table – of course this was at 5 years old…. right ;)?
Monopoly by Hasbro®
Monopoly is a classic no matter which way you slice it. Although the game pieces have changed over the years and there’s even a new red speed die also, my car is still there! I play with the car almost every time we play Monopoly. It’s my favorite game piece. I’m not sure how long the new speed die has been around, since our original game board is probably from the early 80’s. The speed die is a neat concept, but I like playing the original way better.
Monopoly is a game you need to be ready to play. Unlike Jenga, Monopoly can take a few hours to complete, so we typically play Monopoly on a night where we can begin a little earlier or stay up a little later than usual, like a Friday or Saturday night.
I’m a self proclaimed Monopoly rock star, by the way. I love buying up all the high priced properties and improving them as soon as I can. Even if I’m low on cash, the equity in real estate is real! Buying the properties will eventually pay off big!
Okay, if your opponents are lucky or just cute, that method doesn’t always pay off big. If you’re having game night with your love you may get distracted by her hotness, or silliness – which ever the case maybe! There’s something about your honey laughing every time she passes your Boardwalk property with a hotel and lands on GO that just drives you crazy. Pff! lol Yes, this happens a lot when we play! I think Katie actually wins more often than not, so my self proclamation is probably mostly hot air.
Nevertheless, I still think the buy up and improve properties quickly is the way to go and I’m sticking to it!
Game Night with Hasbro® and M&M’s®
Jenga and Monopoly by Hasbro® are two of our go-to games for game night. It’s much better than sitting in front of the T.V. watching repeat after repeat. We’d rather duke it out at the table with a competitive game of Monopoly or a strategic game of Jenga and of course with some awesome M&M’s® snacks.
Tonight we’re having Mint M&M’s® Cookies! I’m going to share the recipe with you but I’m warning you now, they’re addictive! We make these cookies for parties and other gatherings, because they’re amazing and are usually the biggest hit dessert. Everyone loves these Mint M&M’s® Cookies. We also grabbed a mustache cookie cutter at Walmart while we were there. It’s just another fun thing to do to jazz up game night!
This recipe makes a bunch of cookies. So, if it’s just the two of you, don’t eat them all – take some to the office the next day! If you need a little crunch with your games, try throwing together a quick snack mix, or find a pre-made snack mix and add some M&M’s®, the salty/sweet combination is great!
Mint M&M’s® Cookies Recipe
Mint M&M's® Cookie Recipe
15 minPrep Time
13 minCook Time
28 minTotal Time
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Use parchment paper on a baking sheet for perfect cookies
- Mix butter and sugars together until well combined. Beat in eggs
- Add Peppermint Extract and Food Coloring. Note: Green becomes much lighter when you add the dry ingredients, so make sure you put enough green in!
- In a separate bowl - mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Fold in M&M's® with stiff spoon, the batter should be thick
- Scoop and roll cookie dough into 1 to 1.5 balls with your hands.
- Shape the cookies or leave them as you roll them - your choice! Note that these cookies expand quite a bit, so leave plenty of space between them.
- Bake cookies 9-13 minutes (13 for us) or until bottom edges are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack and bake the next batch
- Dough can get sticky, feel free to use some flour on your hands or counter to help you shape the cookies!
- We used a mustache cookie cutter to make some mustache cookies in addition to regular shaped cookies
So take notice and realize that it’s important to spend quality time with your better half, play a game – have some cookies and enjoy life while it’s here! Quit wasting it away watching the bewb tube!
I like how we can create a game night with a 10 minute stop at Walmart, right now they have an awesome coupon to save you some dough. Jenga, Monopoly – both conveniently located in the game aisle, all the stuff you need to make cookies and of course everyone knows where the M&M’s® are! Check out the Mint M&M’s® Cookie recipe above to add some awesomeness to your family game night.
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