Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Traditions - Installment Seven

The annual Bonco dinner/party.gift exchange.

Or better titled for 2010 "The year Splenda copped a feel on Donna"

Okay, so I have talked about this group of friends many times before.  They really are the greatest people ever! And even though we started about 18 years ago, we haven't actually played the game bonco for about17 years.  Yet month after month we get together for dinner, or something else fun and catch up, talk, vent, laugh and create more and more memories.

This year's Christmas get together will go down in history.

We all met at the Dewitt's lovely home and Debbie had already ordered Chinese for us!

Dinner was the bomb - but then it's hard to go wrong when you order from Enjoy.  If you are ever in the southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley - hit me up and I'll take you there.  It's the best!
l-r around the table
Splenda, Val, John, Rob, Scott, Debs, Debbie, Donna and Wendy
Same shot only now I'm there and Debs is behind the camera
After dinner we went back up to the family room and started chatting.  Deb had bought a new game.

If you haven't played this, then you are serio missing out!  I think it might be the funnest game I have ever played.  We had 10 people playing so we modified slightly and ended up with two teams.  Boys against girls.  As it should be in any rousing, entertaining, and hysterical game.  Especially with our crowd.

I'm not gonna take the time to explain the whole game, but there are questions that you have to answer "would you rather"  For example - would you rather go camping in high heels or wear birkenstocks to the oscar's?  On occasion there is a challenge card issued.  The challenges are physical and involve general humiliating amusing stunts.

Debs had to lap water from a saucer for 30 seconds

Donna had to slow dance with a mop for 60 seconds.

Some sock switching between us girls

And then poor Splenda.  Now let me remind you.  My cute little Splenda is a very quiet, conservative, "never draw attention to myself" kind of cat.  We are polar opposites.  Yin and Yang .  So to have to do a challenge that involved being the center of attention is NOT his comfort zone.  Even with friends of 20 years.  Just not his style.

His challenge involved being blindfolded and then using only his hands and only touching his teammates faces, he had to correctly identify them. After much coaxing and encouragement he finally agreed to do the "stupid" challenge.

Debbie provided the blindfold and three of his teammates lined up for him to correctly identify them.
Unbeknownst to Splenda, John substituted his wife Donna in his place and well, Splenda reached a little low, and well....... it LOOKED like there was some brushing of a boob. 

(it all happened so fast {thats what she said} that I didn't get the money shot!)

Oh.My.Heck.  We fell apart laughing hysterically.    Splenda ripped off the blindfold while the rest of us were rolling around on the floor and the couches crying tears of laughter.  Really - not wise that people our age laugh that hard and that long.  Our wicked old bodies aren't necessarily up to the toll.  I'm sure that someone peed a little.  I think we are lucky someone didn't break a hip or pop a lung!

We finally calmed down and finished the game - with the girls winning of course.
We also do a white elephant exchange - the same ugly hats keep coming back year, after year, after year.

A snuggie even showed up this time.

Some more laughing, teasing, pie  and then it was time to call it a night.

Another successful year with my Bonco besties - I love them all to the moon and back!

PS - for the record - Splenda states that there was NO actual touching of a boob.  It looked like it, but merely was a brush of his hand on her shirt.

Suuurrre........  we all believe him.  We really do.


Jewls said...

Soooo much fun! I love "would you rather" it's hilarious! Can't wait for all the family parties coming up this weekend! :)

" Hit It......." said...

When you want to tease him; ask him why he immediatly pulled of his blindfold! That man knows what a boob feels like....just saying.

Thanks for this post. You made me laugh, when I really needed to.

If I don't talk to you before the day; Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Cheeseboy said...

Ha ha! Boy this game sounded better and better as the post went on. I'm going to pick it up soon and then convince my wife that we need to play with a bunch of Utah cheerleaders.

I would have totally died laughing too.

Garden of Egan said...

OH. MY. HECK!!!!
I can't believe you allow Splenda Daddy out. I mean "who's yo daddy?"

Sounds like it was totally a riot with lots of peeing....I mean laughing.

Did you cut your hair?
SO cute.

I hope you have an awesome Christmas!

wendy said...

What a wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL pary. Dang..I wish I were there. I love an excuse to pee.
I'll have to check out that game.

My DIL belongs to a bonco group....and she calls it DRUNK-O
Most of her group were obviously non-LDS.

Party on!!!!!!!!!!

Teachinfourth said...

Man, you sure know how to throw parties! I'm going to have to look up this restaurant…I've never heard of it before.

tammy said...

Are you sure there wasn't a hole in his blindfold? It sounds like a calculated move to me. And why have I not picked this game up yet? I think I may have to sneak it under the tree.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Similar situations have happened here, only we were playing Quelf. We will have to try your game though...

carma said...

I think I would have had to back out when it came to the sock exchange part...

Wife Of A Salesman said...

I think you need to get Donna and Splenda together to reinact the boob event for the photo op...

CountessLaurie said...

I want the ugly hat. Yeah I do.

Cherie said...

I just got that game in the mail today as a gift - We read some of the cards at the dinner table and were just cracking up!!
Your party looks so fun!