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Wow your holiday guests with a fun party presentation and Effortless Mini Pies ~ It’s holiday game night made easy!
When I was brainstorming the best way to share this fun game night hack my inner cheese ball popped out.
Pie, pie everywhere a pie…
For once it’s ok to play with your food…
She’s my effortless pie…
But seriously folks, how would you like to have an array of delicious mini pies on hand to serve guests without all the fuss of baking? The holidays are about making memories with loved ones and these 3 ingredient mini pies will be one of the easiest party hacks you make.
But enough about pie for a moment, let’s talk about holiday game nights. When we get the casa crew together games are an absolute must have. Board games, card games, video games… you name it and we have probably played it. Everyone has a healthy sense of competition and we love to play for bragging rights. And who is going to wash dishes!
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Ok, let’s get back to the topic of pie. While shopping for our latest get-together at Walmart I noticed a great holiday display that was all about these little pies. Start with Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust, fill with Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt or Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt and top with Reddi-wip® for an effortless dessert that is as easy as pie.
Yes I went there! They are easy, adorable and to be honest, a little healthier than some dessert options. Plus they are a simple to clean up.
Somewhere along the way I got the bright idea to combine games and snacks in a fun holiday game night display. I tasked Paul with making an extra big DIY checkerboard out of black and white poster board while I made fun fall themed checkers on the computer.
- 1 22″x 28″ sheet white poster board
- 1 22″x 28″ sheet black poster board
- Pencil and eraser
- Scissors or exacto knife
- Glue stick
- Using the ruler, measure 6″ off the longer side of each poster board so they are 22″ x 22″ square.
- Cut excess off each board and discard.
- Use the ruler to measure out a grid that consists of 8 squares by 8 squares, each measuring 2 3/4″, for a total of 64 even squares.
- Cut along grid lines on black poster board, creating 64 individual squares. You will need half of them for the checkerboard. Reserve remaining for extras.
- Place the white poster in front of you. Starting in the bottom left corner place a black square and glue into place. Alternate every other white square with a black, glueing squares into place as you go.
- Begin the second row with a white square and repeat the alternating process.
- Continue placing and glueing black squares until you have a full checkerboard pattern.
For our game we divided players into 2 teams based on pumpkins vs. apples. One team had Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt mini pies & the other had Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt mini pies.
As guests ate their pies we substituted in the printable checkers for their pieces. It was a fun way to incorporate dessert into our holiday game night!
It was a tough game… the pumpkins were determined to win…
But the apples were not going to give up easily…
In the end we were all winners because we had fun, not to mention plenty of pie!