Family Party: Cupcakes & Pictionary

We had another family party to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. We truly have the best aunts. One of my aunts baked the birthday cupcakes and made rojak, while my other aunt who was just back from Japan actually lugged boxes of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts. Are they amazing or what. Yeah, I’m lucky.

And the party was extra special because we had our cousin home from Australia.

My photography skills suck. Also these are taken with a phone under flourescent light. The butter cream and butter cupcake – out of this world.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

The most fun was playing Pictionary. It’s fun to be in a big family. What kind of games do you play at your parties? We need new ideas. It’s usually Pictionary or Taboo for us so that we can form teams and more of us can join in. We tried with Monopoly before, but very few can join in for that. Even with teams, the maximum is eight.

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19 Responses to Family Party: Cupcakes & Pictionary

  1. Vivi says:

    U r so lucky. Miss my family now…

  2. Lady J says:

    Wow those are some really pretty looking cupcakes! I love family time too.. I’m not close to all my uncles and aunties, just some and mostly my cousins. As for games, we usually go with Taboo. Have you tried Jenga yet? It’s pretty fun too!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I’m the same way actually.

      Taboo is fun huh? Haven’t tried Jenga before.

      Thanks for the compliment…my aunt will be so happy if she reads this 🙂

  3. Jane says:

    Those cupcakes are so pretty!

  4. plumerainbow says:

    The first thing that caught my eye are the gorgeous cupcakes!

    I love big group games! Lately have been playing this one called Black Stories cos it’s a talking game and anyone can just participate. You can come up with your own stories for others to guess too!

    • bookjunkie says:

      My aunt will be thrilled that you said that 🙂 She really puts a lot of time into cooking and baking for us and I’m so grateful 🙂

      Black Stories sounds fun. Is it a sort of board game? I’ll google to find out more. Thanks plumerainbow.

  5. katrijn says:

    Wonderful cupcakes! Your aunt must be an amazing pastry chef 🙂

    I’m from a close-knit family and we’ve always enjoyed trivial pursuit and scrabble – the thing is to make sure the teams are evenly matched. But a couple of years ago, my brother introduced this game:

    And I’ve been playing that ever since, it’s a recipe for helpless laughter 🙂 The most important rules, I think, are the ones that restrict use of words starting with a “capital” and every sort of number.

    I hope you have as much fun with this as we do!

    • bookjunkie says:

      Close-knit families are really wonderful aren’t they. It’s like you always have a place to turn to when the world is too hard to bear.

      I am definitely going to check out the game you suggested…sounds fun 🙂

      Thank you so much for your comments Katrijn – so happy you dropped by.

  6. LL says:

    Have you tried Apples to Apples or Cranium? I personally like Smart Ass (trivia).

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks LL…are these all board games? Haven’t seen them in the store before.

      • LL says:

        Yep! All board games. I enjoy Cranium as well, since it is like a whole bunch of classic and new board games melded into one (pictionary, charades, etc).

        Apples to Apples relies on your knowledge of one another – probably more fun in a family setting: You ask a question and everyone writes down an answer. Whoever’s turn it is will guess who answered what – so you have to really know the people playing and how they will answer. Loaded Questions is also similar.

        • LL says:

          Oops, my explanation of Apples to Apples is actually an explanation for Loaded Questions.

          For real this time: Apples to Apples is a game where everyone guesses how one person will answer/categorize a question (reversed from Loaded Questions)

          Hmmm, I am not very good at explaining this. Just look them up on Amazon =)

        • bookjunkie says:

          that really sounds fun…I will definitely want to try this with my family 🙂 Thanks LL

  7. mf says:

    My heart skipped a bit when I read “Krispy Kreme”, and again when I saw the pretty cupcake!!

    I love word games! Especially Taboo but I think Pictionary is best for parties, especially if there are young ones around – pictures are easier to understand than words. I also like Bananagrams but I’ve not tried that with a big group before.

  8. Crystal says:

    The cupcakes look gorgeous.

    We have krispy kreme in our fridge right now from the Sydney airport. OMG so awesome.

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