Friday Frivolity - Card Games Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we celebrated Festivus for the rest of us.

This week brings us Card Playing Day, so we're sharing our favorite card games.

I love playing all types of games! Card games are always so easy to bring along on picnics and other family excursions, and we always manage to play a ton during the holidays. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

Liverpool Rummy - I grew up playing this multi-deck card game each night during our visits to my grandparents' house. It took a long time before I could hold all those cards by myself, but it remains my first choice to play with a crowd.

If there's no crowd around and I'm still really hankering to play Liverpool, then Phase 10 is my game of choice. It uses its own special deck of cards and is very similar to the concept of Liverpool.

Uno - This is the main card game I'd play with my parents growing up (you have to say "out-o" when you're going out, if you play with us!) and I still enjoy it. The other day, Gv asked me to show her how to play when she discovered it in her closet and I was surprised to see her quickly catch on, so I know we'll be playing plenty of it now!

Old Maid - Before I could join my parents and grandparents in a game of Liverpool, they'd join me for a game of Old Maid. But I wasn't always the most honest year after I'd been stuck with the Old Maid one too many times, I hid her behind the toilet! 

It's become a huge joke to talk about whenever we play this with Gv.

Go Fish - There are so many fun versions of this classic card game out there, but I love how easy it is to play with virtually any deck of cards - even homemade vocabulary cards in the classroom!

Solitaire - When you're an only child, you learn how to play by yourself, and Solitaire becomes one of your favorite games. I love all the variations, but my favorites are the classic and clock versions -- have you ever played those or others?

I pretty much don't leave the house without having a regular deck of cards on hand!

If you're looking for great game ideas, check out this post on some of our favorite game books as well as this entire series on games for young children!

Also, be sure to read all about the way we store games around here -- it frees up a whole closet's worth of space for us!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Her most recent post is a review of a great new natural toothpaste.  

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

My Christmas Tree's Dirty Little Secret, by Momfever. This short little post cracked me up and I'm totally down with her style!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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