Bloomin Birthday Bunco

I just finished hosting my monthly Bunco games.  My March theme was Bloomin' Birthday.  The stamp sets I featured were Birthday Blooms and Friends and Flowers.  The Friends and Flowers set is a great one that coordinates perfectly with our Festive Flower Punch. 

Cindy's March Bloomin' Bunco Night

Cindy's March Bloomin' Bunco Night

The favor I created was a Laffy Taffy flower.  I found these long pieces of Laffy Taffy at Sam's Club and they came in two colors, pink and green.  My original idea was to just attach a flower to the top of the green ones to make a flower favor on a long stem.  The problem was that because Bunco is so popular I didn't have enough green ones to accommodate all my guests.  Well, I am a true believe that sometimes when you run into a problem, there is always something good that can come out of it.  I was determined to have a green stem so I decided to try and make a box.  For those of you that know me well, this is not one of my giftings but I grabbed my simply scored board and took an 2 1/2 x 11 piece of garden green card stock and scored it at every 1/2 inch all the way across the card stock.  Here are some photos with instructions to explain how I made the box.

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Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#2) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#2) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#3) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower Box (#3) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flower - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The great thing is that this perfect fits the taffy and it sticks inside the open box.  So all I had to do is stamp and punch the petals and leaf and attach them onto the top of the taffy and in the box it went to form a fun spring favor for all to enjoy!

Laffy Taffy Flowers - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laffy Taffy Flowers - www.stampedwithaloha.com

To attach the flower I stapled the top of the taffy package all the way through the flower that was being held together by a punched out blushing bride 1 3/8 circle.  I added a second circle of the same size (with a dimensional) that had been stamped with a sentiment to cover the staple. 

Friends and Flowers Chalk Board

Friends and Flowers Chalk Board

Our monthly aloha prize was a super cute chalk board that I found at Target.  I added the same flower image but just added a different sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It was fun to see how so many were so excited when the board passed through their fingers during the game hoping they'd be the one who'd get to keep it in the end.

I had a blast preparing this months Bloomin' Birthday bunco favors and aloha prize.  It always makes me happy to see others so delighted with the things I have put together. 

I remember when someone first told me about Bunco and invited me over to play.  In my mind I thought, who has time to go out and play a game?  I'm so glad I not only went but started hosting Bunco nights of my own because I've found such value in investing time in building relationships, enjoying good food together, enjoying fellowship, and laughter and just finding time to take a break to do something FUN!  Thank you to all of you who invest in my Bunco events each month.  I LOVE spending this time with you.

Our next event will be By The Tide Bunco (nautical themed) on Sunday, April 3rd at 3pm or Monday, April 4th at 7pm.  Space is LIMITED so RSVP today by emailing me at cindyb@hawaii.rr.com!

Have a Bloomin' Beautiful Day!