Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Like, Totally 80's Bunco

Web definition: Bunco (also Bunko and Bonko) is a parlour game played in teams with three dice. A winning throw in Bunco is to throw three of a kind of a specified number.

My definition: Bunco, a cheap alternative to Prozac, the one night of the month were I can enjoy the company of fabulous friends, share a great meal, stuff myself with candy, completely let loose and win prizes.

Normally, our Bunco group does not have a theme for its monthly gathering, but at this weekend's Bunco, our hostess with the mostess challenged us to step back into the 80's. (That's me in the back. I went with the New Wave/Preppy look. Too bad you can't see my $7 Goodwill suede penny loafers.)

And here we have our lovely hostess, "The Pink Punk" a.k.a. Debbie, with her amazing dessert creation, Ms. Pac Man, THE CAKE! I know, I know! Incredible isn't it? Not only does it look good, it tasted great. Of course this was just the dessert. Our dinner consisted of pork ragout over polenta, a super tasty salad and crusty french bread.



80's Bunco would not be complete with out the "Flashdance" look, the side pony tail, over sized shirts and plenty of 80's music.



The "theme" Bunco idea might just catch on. (Oh, no! Don't tell me I have to come up with another costume...please, I don't know if I can take the stress.) Anyone up for a "Vampire" Bunco in August or December?

7 comments:

megan said...

That's so fun!!! What a blast! You could totally do a vampire bunco. It would be a hit!

Heather said...

Vampire Bunco--definitely! :) And then what, sit around together & read (& gasp) at the book?! I'm there!

Angela said...

What a clever idea. I'm having bunco here on Thursday and will be lucky if I can get the 12 spots filled. Ugh...I hope it works out. I love bunco.

melziemom04 said...

My husband and I met at an FHE where we were playing Bunco. We just happened to end up at the same table (little that I know that he was the guy my friends/roommates had decided to set me up with later in the week!) I haven't played in forever! It looks like you guys had a blast! I love the pictures.

Catherine said...

Wow! Someone still has a crimper! You guys are way authentic. I looks like fun.

Angela said...

That's great! Our pictures do look similar. =^) This month we're doing Pajama bunco. I'm hoping to convince the girls to do Trailer Trash night, too. Hee-hee!

Betty Grace said...

Love that. I seriously couldn't tell which was you at first then I thought, oh ya, tall one in the back. ;) Looks like a lot of fun!