Fiesta Friday (on a Wednesday) - Mind your Ps and Qs - A Scrabble Party

So, I can't help it, I get inspired by something and I just can't wait. Since Fridays are Halloween, I guess I'll just have to post random parties now.

I found these amazing pillows over at Stephen Reed Designs and they started screaming "SCRABBLE PARTY!!!"

Two to four players can play Scrabble, making this a perfect pastime for two couples or four friends. Of course, you can always invite six to eight players and get two games going.

To set the "write mood", make invitations by printing out word lists provided by Scrabble. Or check out this invitation from DIY Network.

Start the competition early by making paper scrabble tiles and enclosing them in the invitations. Instruct your guests to put together the highest scoring word they can using the lettersScrabble table you've included with their invitation.

Let them know there will be a special prize for the person with the highest scoring word. Send everyone the same letters or randomly select 7 or 8 letters per person and be sure to include at least one vowel.

Greet guests by creating this Scrabble mat for your entryway.

Don't just set out the usual chips and salsa. Have easy-to-hold appetizers like mini grilled cheese sandwiches and pigs-in-a-blanket.

Your signature cocktail; Player's Punch - 6 cups cranberry juice, 3 cups orange juice, 3 cups vodka, 3 tbsp sugar, and 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Combine all in a large pitcher for at least 2 hours, then serve into ice-filled highball glasses with orange wheel garnishes. Recipe and photos courtesy of InStyle Parties.

Lots of big comfortable pillows around your coffee table is a must. For an eye-catching tabletop bouquet, arrange your favorite red flower in a small square glass vase and nestle that into a large square glass vase. Fill the space between the vases with dice or poker chips. You could also scatter a few game pieces across your buffet table.

Scrabble cake and cupcakesOf course I had to show these marvelous cupcakes and cookies from Pink Cake was for a Scrabble-themed wedding.

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