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Hey party peeps! Spring Break is coming and if you’re like me, and NOT going on a vacation for Spring Break, then you want some fun ideas on what to do with your kids while they’re off from school. When I was younger, I used to love to play board games. Kids these days, including my own, are glued to their electronic devices and don’t really play board games anymore! So sad, since I have such wonderful memories of playing board games with my family and friends. I decided, that must change. And what better chance to spend quality time with the whole family then to HOST A FAMILY GAME NIGHT IN PARTY WITH YUMMY SNACKS during Spring Break. My kids loved it so much that we’ve turned it into a monthly tradition. Get everyone in on the fun and invite another family over and make it a family vs. family game night!
GET READY FOR A GAME NIGHT IN PARTY!
I headed off to Walmart to find a few games that we would all enjoy. The Jenga game was one of my favorite games to play when I was younger and knew that my kids would have fun with it too. My son LOVES to build towers and knock them down! I picked that one up and also the Twister game…I mean, who doesn’t love a fun Twister game, right! While there I decided to make some yummy snacks to serve during the party. I love M&M’s® so I came up with a cool M&M’s® Cracker Snackers recipe that we’ll wash down with M&M’s® Shake Shooters.
SET THE SCENE FOR A GAME NIGHT IN PARTY!
To decorate for the party, I was inspired by the Jenga game wood pieces and decided to use wood as my main decor element. I set up the Family Game Night In party table on my wood sofa table and used a wood framed whiteboard as the centerpiece to keep score and used wood trays to display the yummy M&M’s® Cracker Stackers and wood bowls to hold loose M&M’s® candy. I love how it all worked together. I bought an extra Jenga game set to use as decoration for the table and also served as a take-home favor for my sister’s family at the end of the party. I also displayed on the table the winner’s prize pack which consisted of the Twister game and a few tubes of M&M’s® Peanut.
M&M’s® CRACKER STACKERS!
When coming up with a snack idea for a game night, consider the game you’re playing as inspiration for your menu. Here I was inspired by the act of stacking the wood Jenga game pieces to create these two M&M’s® Cracker Stacker recipes in 2 flavors—Peanut Butter and Chocolate and PB&J! Everyone LOVED these! The salty and sweet combo was DEEEE-LICIOUS! Want to make some for your next party?
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
– 38 oz. M&M’s® Peanut Butter
– 42 0z. M&M’s® Milk Chocolate
– round crackers
– chocolate hazelnut spread
– jam (your flavor of choice, I used grape jam)
– creamy peanut butter
M&M’s® PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY CRACKER STACKERS!
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT:
STEP 1: Spread a layer of peanut butter on one the top of one cracker. Spread a layer of jam on the top of 2 additional crackers.
STEP 2: Make three cracker layers starting with the jam cracker, stack the peanut butter one on top, then top with last jam cracker.
STEP 3: Top each cracker stack with a few M&M’s® Peanut Butter . Continue for as many cracker stackers you want to make.
M&M’s® CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER CRACKER STACKERS!
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT:
STEP 1: Spread a layer of chocolate hazelnut spread on one the top of one cracker. Spread a layer of peanut butter on the top of 2 additional crackers.
STEP 2: Make three cracker layers starting with the peanut butter cracker, stack the chocolate hazelnut spread cracker one on top, then top with last peanut butter cracker.
STEP 3: Top each cracker stack with a few M&M’s® Milk Chocolate . Continue for as many cracker stackers you want to make.
M&M’s® SHAKE SHOOTERS!
I love to serve mini milkshakes at parties, so I made M&M’s® Shake Shooters by blending M&M’s® Milk Chocolate with vanilla ice cream and serving them in mini glasses topped with whipped cream and M&M’s® candy. YUMMY!
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