Friday, November 14, 2008

Pokeno Night

It's the last Pokeno Game of the year and I am feeling lucky. Last month I was a big winner and know my streak will continue tonight. For those of you who haven't played before, Pokeno is like Bingo but with bigger cards and instead of numbered balls you use a deck of cards. Everyone puts in $5 in the pot and brings a gift that costs no more than $10. The winner of each round picks a gift, which can be stolen up to three times, which can make for some interesting moments. There is also a hostess round and the final money round where you have to fill your entire card to win.

I am feeling pressure tonight because my last two gifts have been widely sought after. I am not completely pleased with my gift. I wanted to put it together gift basket style but the cute "basket" I had just wouldn't accomodate the stuff. So I just wrappped it all and stuck in a gift bag. Here 's what I came up with.

2 wine glasses (Noel is written on the stems), 2 dish towels, a pack of beverage napkins and a bottle of $2 chuck. (always popular with the group, not sure what that says about us). I think I paid something like 25cents a piece for the glasses and maybe $3 for the set of towels. (love after Christmas sales). They've been sitting in my gift closet for a long time, waiting for just the right occassion.

Could that towel be any cuter? I am having second thoughts of letting go it it.I know these ladies, they are going to want this towel, the other stuff will just be a bonus.

Here it is, all disguised. Nobody will guess there's "Christmas" stuff in there. Gotta run, I hardly look ready to socialize. I need some quick touching up....


Kristin said...

I seriously LOVE that towel... cutest thing ever!

Mom on the Run said...

I'd fight for that towel.