Do you play the dice game bunco? I’ve had a bunco group in almost every state we’ve ever lived – and I even had one in Jordan! It is such a great way to get together with lots of friends once a month to enjoy a fun evening.
The way our bunco group works is we have 12 players, and we each take a turn hostessing. Last month was my month to hostess, so I was looking for an inexpensive way to dress up some flowers I literally picked off the side of the highway. That’s right. We have tons of black-eyed Susans (or are they sunflowers???) lining our highways right now, and I just didn’t see any reason not to pick a few. Yes, I was a girl scout. I do know not to pick a wildflower. Somehow I just don’t see these as wildflowers. And what would happen if we allllll picked the flowers from the side of the road? Great question. But it hasn’t happened yet, so it would all just be hypothetical, right? Anyway, there they were. There I was. On to the super cheap floral arrangement!
If you’ve ever received flowers, you probably have one of these florist vases just laying around. If not, I always see dozens of them at the Goodwill for around .75 each. You then need a small tupperware that will fit inside and lots of dice. I raided all our family games for the extra dice.
Here’s your super simple steps to creating a Bunco floral centerpiece:
- Stick the tupperware inside the vase
- Line the outside of the vase with the dice
- Fill the tupperware inside the vase with the flowers
- Fill the tupperware with water
This is the end result:
Pretty cute, huh? One word of caution: if you pick flowers from the side of the road, you may find you’ll be bringing a few bugs along with them. Including a very freaky looking white spider. You’ll want to get rid of them before your guests come!
Next, I made two cheese spreads and decorated them to look like dice. To get any cheeseball/cheese spread recipe into the shape of dice, pull out your square shaped tupperware and line it with plastic wrap:
Then, once you’ve made your spread/or cheeseball recipe, smooth it into the square shape and wrap it with the wrap:
Now I’m going to give you the recipe to what was perhaps the most delicious cheeseball EVER! It was a Lemon Cheesecake Cheeseball! You really only need three inexpensive ingredients and I promise your guests will be moaning with cheesecake delight!
- 1 package of cream cheese
- 1/4 C sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice from half a lemon
Mix it all together and serve with graham crackers and fruit.
Trust me, when you make this recipe, you’re going to want to come back here and thank me. So I’ll just say it now: You’re Welcome.
Ok, now to turn your cheeseballs into a great centerpiece, simply unwrap them from the plastic and turn them out onto a platter. Decorate them to look like the number six dice using halved cherry tomatoes for a savory cheeseball and halved cherries for a sweet cheeseball.
Double sixes! Not quite a Bunco (which requires 3 sixes), but definitely a cute centerpiece to feed your hungry Bunco crowd! Do you Bunco?