Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fun and Food

One of the ladies who works for the hospital group I volunteer with invited a bunch of us (staff and volunteers) to her place so we could meet her mom who is visiting from India.
That's Neelam behind me and her mom is to the right.
We started with salad, snacks and appetizers while waiting for everyone to arrive.
And then to my surprise, we played games.
First up was the bangle game where you had to find as many pairs as you could in 45 seconds.
Not as easy as it sounds since there were teeny little golden designs on some of them.  
Next we played Bingo and I won twice, by being the first to get 5 numbers and then with a full house.
Since there were prizes involved, that meant I got two gifts.
And the final game was to see how many matchsticks you could stack on top of a bottle opening in 45 seconds.  Again, not as easy as it looks.
This time I tied for the most with two other ladies -- we all got 22, so then it was time for the playoff, but this time we had only 20 seconds and had to stack them using only one hand, picking the matchsticks up one by one.

I managed to win with 10 matchsticks and received two gifts which I promptly handed over to my two opponents. :)  A win-win for everyone.

Such fun!
Lunch and dessert was then served before we wound down the afternoon and all started to head home.  It was such a lovely time, lots of good food, meeting some new folks along with Neelam's sweet mom, as well as playing fun and challenging games.

Hope you are having a fun weekend.


Mereknits said...

It sounds like a lot of fun, good for you with the wins!

Angie said...

Tammy - I love this post - your competitive streak comes through, and yet you gave your gifts away - how sweet! And the food looks scrumptious, and so much variety presented in such an attractive way. I will have to remember these games for the future - simple but fun! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Christina said...

This sounds like so much fun! I love the idea of playing games together and the buffet looks amazing, too. x

Kit said...

I just knew you would win! It looks like a really fun time. And the food is making me hungry. Especially those cookies! :) Kit

Betsy said...

That looks like a fun-filled day. You are quite a game player and generous too! That food!!!!!!' Oh my goodness it all looks so good.

Teresa Kasner said...

My what a fun party and the layout of snacks looks amazing.. especially the chocolates at the end! The games sound fun too.. and you're quite the winner! Nice of you to share the winnings. I had fun looking at the different kinds of food. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mia said...

It seems you had a great afternoon, Tammy. I love the play with the matches!!!

krishna said...

Loads of yummy food, and bunch of entertainments.. no doubt you enjoyed a whole lot...

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Pradeepa said...

Seems like you had a very exciting day. Food looks delicious and the games sound like lot of fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun...the games. Every party should have a few. We need to be lighthearted---I know these games made you all laugh. And congrats on the wins! You are so gracious for giving away the last two gifts.

The food looks amazing, I wish you had named a few of the dishes. I'm trying to expand my cooking experiences to dishes and places I'm not so familiar with.

You look beautiful in these pictures, Tammy, as do your friends.

Jane x

Amy at love made my home said...

What great fun! I love the different games that you played, lovely to share the prizes too!

FlashinScissors said...

Wow! All that food looks so wonderful! What a great idea to play games too!
Your giving your prizes away reminded me of when I first played lawn green bowls (going back about 20 years) it was then the custom that if one won more than one prize in a raffle you either passed the ticket to someone else on your table for them to claim the next prize, or gave the next prize itself to your bowls opponent ..... not sure that still happens these days though as I do remember seeing some people, more recently with large numbers of prizes).
What an amazing invite!
Barbara x

Linda said...

Looks like a marvelous lunch! ♥ :)

I have to be honest - I am not a game person, never have been, never will be. I'm the person at parties that when someone suggest a game, inside I'm like "Ugh....." But it does look like you had a fun time with your friends.

Maya Kuzman said...

Sounds like your gathering was lots of fun. And the food looks delicious - your photos are fantastic!

Melanie said...

What fun you had with your friends! The food looks amazing - I love Indian food.

Małgorzata P said...

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Createology said...

You look lovely wiith your longer hair. Fun and food and games and prizes all with friends and family and International Love. Wonderful!!! <3

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Such a lovely time you had with friends and well done for your wins.
The games are all fun and a good way to have some laughs together - the food looks delicious also.
Happy week

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, what a very fun day! the food looks amazing and fun games.
Have an awesome week Kathy

Wanda said...

Beautiful games, and wow, what a feast!! Such a nice time and thanks for inviting us along.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

What a fun time you had with your colleagues, Tammy. I love to play games, hubby not so much. It's been a while since I had the opportunity to play a game. The food looks great. I'm getting hungry and it's time for dinner.

summersundays-jw said...

I love getting together with friends but so easy to put it off....I think I'm inspired to invite some over. The food looks yummy!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Don't know about you but I had to smile as you were the only non-exotic looking lady. Not that you don't look exotic but I mean foreign born... I've been in such a situation so often and I always loved being the only blue-eyed 'native'.
What your photos also conveyed to me is the fragrance of the delicious Indian foods... I only have to close my eyes and imagine it. Love the way the dried and fresh fruits got arranged!
Makes me happy as I LOVE this kind of food.

Beca said...

Looks like a lovely way to spend the day. Beautiful group of women too I might add.
xx Beca

Sam I Am...... said...

What a wonderful group and such fun! Look at that gorgeous spread of food too! I was just looking up a recipe for Dal Makhani yesterday and seeing if I could get the ingredients to make it. It is an Indian dish....did you have any of that? It's supposed to be delicious and healthy if you leave out all the butter and cream! LOL! My daughter and SIL cook a lot of Indian dishes since they have Indian friends but they also have an Indian grocery store which I do not have but I have Amazon....thank goodness! LOL! I wish I could have been there. What a great bunch of women friends you have!

Mary said...

Looks like a fabulous time with the ladies - the games and foods are amazing Tammy. You look great too!

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