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This Battle of the Sexes Game Night Will Make You Plan Your Own

Hey Cuties,

I have been going so hard for MimiCuteLips this year that I hadn’t had a real chance to just chill with my friends. Babe and I have attended some weddings here and there and I’ve had a pre-birthday Brunch with a few.  But, on Saturday I found a way to blend everything together. #MyReason because our friends are dope and we always have fun with them. I thought it would be cool, but I didn’t know just how epic it would really be. I had a birthday on the 18th and Babe had a birthday on the 27th so we decided to do a post birthday celebration. A Battle of the Sexes Game Night, tailgate style to be exact.

This post is sponsored by the At Home Store in partnership with MomSelect. They are so dope for collaborating with MimiCuteLips.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

The Invite

We are proud October babies and I’m a New York Giants fan so went for a football tailgate theme.  What started out as a Mommy Party turned into a Mommy & Daddy Party.  We did a play on the “Game Night” theme and made it a battle of the sexes. The dope folks over at the At Home store helped me pull it all together. They rolled out the astro turf for me.

They sent me a party box with all kinds of goodies in it. Peep this hilarious instagram video to see what was in there.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Battle of the Sexes Game Night Referee’s {Photo Credit: Babe}

Since we had a Game Night Tailgate theme we told our guest to represent their respective team if they would like. This means we were going to need some referees. Babe found these cute shirts and ordered them for us.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Getting Ready…

I visited the At Home store; the nearest location to me was in Woodbridge, VA. It is a new location, so it was my first time there.  I had only been to the Manassas, VA location. The At Home store sponsored my trip and I had so much fun shopping. As I recap our Game Night Tailgate I will point out the items I purchased from the store.

In true host fashion, you have to put in work. Shout out to the ladies, they each offered to help when they arrived. After saying no several times I finally took them up on their offer. The Kick Off Chili was percolating in the crock pot on the far left of the bar.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

The Vittles

I knew this EAT sign was mine the minute I saw it in the At Home store. You know I loved my #FatSnacks so this was a quick win. {It now lives in my kitchen, duh.} When you go to any party you really just want to know where the food is.  We went for the typical game day food to be consistent with the theme. We had three types of chicken wings, Touchdown Lemon Pepper, Field Goal Jamaican Jerk & Delay of Game Old Bay. Like game day  we ate our meal out of these paper boats.  At Home Purchase: Eat Sign {16.5 x 10″$15}, the bowls holding the chicken, the glass barrel mugs holding my yellow penalty napkins.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Kick Off Chili accessories

You can’t have Kick Off Chili without chips so we had to have some Tostitos scoops to make the experience easier. We also had Mango Peach Salsa and guacamole, the salsa was a huge hit. Did you peep the At Home Store cups? I had them sprinkled in with my game night tailgate decor.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Snacks and things.

This was a snack and beverage table; we had a variety of Safety Soda. It was festively adorned with the New York Giants tablecloth. I dressed up our Water Break water bottles like referees as well as the beverage buckets. I had a black bucket and white bucket and I added strips to each one. These buckets can be used for whatever you want although I decided to use them to keep our beverages cold. You can’t go wrong with peanut M&Ms At Home Store Purchase: Freezer Glass Barrel Mugs {$8 for a box of 4} I had eight in total, Buckets {$10 each} & M&Ms

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The utensils were served in this festive football box. It is originally designed for popcorn. The utensils were super cute, although they were plastic they looked like fancy metal flatware. They even had a fancy design on them and everything. At Home Store Purchase: Flatware, sign and referee napkins.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Healthy Food Table

We can’t just eat chili and chicken, we need the healthy as well. End Zone Veggies and Hail Marry Fruit At Home Store Purchase: The plate and bowl holding the fruit and veggies.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Snack Table

This was the main snack table, it included Half Time Chocolate Pretzels, I drizzled them with milk chocolate and white chocolate. You know reminiscent of a football. The Home Store goodie bag cups came with Big Game Blow Pops, At Home Store Goal Post Gift cards and a bag of Concession Stand Popcorn.  At Home Store Purchase: More glass barrel mugs, the boats the pretzels are sitting in & M&Ms.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

My Boo’s

L to R: Te, {The Style Medic}, Faye {The Faye Factor}, Mi and my bestie Chrissy

Te was representing the New York Yankees, Faye represented the Baltimore Raves, Mi represented the NY Giants {peep my arm band} and Chrissy represented the Dallas Cowboys.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Gamers

We mixed and mingled and got our eat on before we settled in for games. Fun Fact: The girls were sitting on the opposite side but the chairs were hard and hurt their butts so we switched. The boys were annoyed and we laughed like crazy. As you see they totally did it. This was the perfect way to kick off our Battle of the Sexes Games. It was about 30 of us playing altogether.

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Battle of the Sexes Jeopardy – Babe was doing an At Home Store commercial. He did them all evening long.

I had so much fun creating this game; Jeopardy is one of the easiest games to make. I already had this foam board; I use it to take pictures. I had six categories so I made six even columns using a ruler and a pencil. I created the game cards on my computer and assigned a dollar value to them. I had five questions for each category so I used $100 – $500 values. My categories were: Music, Sports, Movies, Pop Culture, Boy Stuff & Girl Stuff. Because this is Battle of the Sexes only the girls could do the boy stuff category and only the boys could do the girl stuff category. I’m not going to say the boys won, I’m just going to say we had so much fun playing this game. The trash talking was the equivalent of Philadelphia Eagle fans. I’m just saying, they have a reputation. Babe and I collaborated on the questions, we didn’t want it to be too easy but not extremely hard either. We also included in actual Jeopardy questions.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

So into it…

I just wanted you to see how out of control the boys were. I’ve not laughed this hard in a really long time. I think they call this passion.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Battle of the Sexes Jumbo Jenga – MimiCuteLips

We followed up Jeopardy with jumbo Jenga. Can I just say that we played this one game for over an hour. SERIOUSLY! We had the most skilled Jenga players ever, I had no idea.

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

Because Jenga is so serious

If you thought Jeopardy got rowdy then you can’t even imagine the epic foolishness that took place during this Jenga came. Only ONE person is pulling the Jenga piece. Why is everyone else around you ask? Because we did the absolute most. We had so much fun we have to do this again.

Big love to all of our guest, and At Home Store. Our event wouldn’t have been so amazing without you. #MyReason #AtHomeStores

Battle of the Sexes Game Night

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Danika

    I’m always looking for games and you gave me an idea. I’m going to try Battle of the Sexes Jeopardy at a future gathering. Love the pics too.

  2. Anitra | The Mom on the Move

    It’s been so long since we’ve had a group game night. We do family game night with Telestrations and Monopoly Cityville. The hubby and I compete at Scrabble…and I win. 😉

  3. Ashleigh

    Love this idea! I’m always down for a good themed party or game night. Looks like you all had a blast.

  4. Ashleigh

    LOVE this! I’m always down for a themed party or game night, looks like you all had a great time.

  5. carlana

    This looks like major fun, Mimi! It’s been a while since my folks and I did something like this. We have a family get-together coming up soon and we can definitely do something like this.

  6. Tanya Barnett

    OMG!!! This looks like so much fun! I love games….my family are big game players. I will definitely add this to our 2017 calendar for me and the honey.

    • MimiCuteLips

      It was Tanya, I had no idea our friends were so into games. I think they shocked themselves as well. This would be perfect for you guys.

  7. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    LOL! This looks like a fantastic night! I love game nights with family and friends 🙂

  8. Marsha

    That looks like so much fun! I realky like the themed bowls. Would b great for super bowl too!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks they were so cute, I love when small touches help set the theme. Yes, maybe I will do it again for the Super Bowl. Great idea!!!

  9. Jeanette

    I would love to have a game night with all my friends! I have always liked the game “The Battle of the Sexes”! All that food in all those games it looks like you had such a good time.

  10. Daria

    Awesome! Seems as if you all had a blast. Love the pictures. It’s been a while since we’ve had friends over for fun. Life is crazy and everyone is always busy. We are definitely do some downtime and this seems the perfect idea to do so. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sarah Bailey

    What a great idea for a games night, I always love the idea of a themed, or “different” party. I’ll have to keep this in mind. x

  12. Tryphena Wade

    This looks like an awesome time! Great theme, great company, good food and fun! You did an awesome job putting it together.

  13. lisa

    This looks like so much fun! We love having game nites but never thought to make it boys versus girls!

  14. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like a fun time! I would love to play a game night like this and beat the men at all the games lol! It sounds like you all had a great time!

  15. Don

    My wife and I love games. You have given me some great ideas.

  16. jennifer

    i love a good themed night, and battle of the sexes games seems like so much fun. the food looked amazing and your home is beautiful. what a great turnout of friends for the occasion!

  17. Bill S

    This sounds like such a fun game night!!! It has been a while since I have been to a game night like this, would be a fun night.

  18. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    Oooh, that game looks like so much fun. I need a game night with my friends too:/

  19. Pam

    Sounds like a really fun party. The food looks good and it sounds like you all had a great time playing the games.

  20. Jennifer

    I LOVE game nights with my friends! I always laugh so much and just have the best time. I wish all of my friends lived closer so I could do something like this for my birthday (November). But since we moved to Michigan, we do not know anyone here. Your party looked like it was so much fun! Really cool that the At Home Store sponsored the party with the amazing setup!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Awwww Jennifer. It is tough when you move to a new area. Maybe go “home” to visit and host a game night while you are there. This way you get to visit, have fun and chill with your friends.

      At Home store really helped me pull off such a fun event.

  21. victoria

    Omg, this is absolutely look so much fun! I love this kind of party and I miss to have a night party

  22. Nikka Shae

    I love this idea!! We need some cute games and events for couples!

  23. Ali

    This looks like so much fun! You’re definitely right – it makes me want to plan a game night. The giant Jenga is where it’s at.

  24. krystal

    It has been a LONG time since we had a good ol’ fashioned game night. I need to take your tips and recreate this event for my friends!

  25. Teresa (loveandambiance)

    What an event. I’m sure your friends are already inquiring on the next get together. I’m sure you all had a blast.

  26. Dee

    Now, these are some awesome games that my singles ministries needs to do. It would be so much fun and I know we would have a lot of laughs.

  27. Jenny

    I wished i had an athome store near me. Looks like a ton of fun was had by all!

  28. Christina Aliperti

    This is awesome! I love all the fun games and ideas. I want to do something like this soon.

  29. ricci

    What a fun game night!! I love game nights, it always brings people together!! Great party!!

  30. Chubskulit Rose

    Looks like a fun night for everyone. Those food looks delicious too, makes me hungry.

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