Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Pete!"

When my kids were small, the favorite birthday party game was "Pete!". This game is played by taking your favorite color candies like M& M's, Skittles, or Runts, and put them on the table in a circle. Who's ever turn it is goes out of the room and everyone else decides upon which piece of candy will be dubbed Pete. When the person comes back into the room, they start picking up pieces of candy which they keep, until they pick up the piece that was chosen, and everyone else shouts out "Pete!". Then their turn is over.


On Russell's birthday this last week, our kids who live here in California all came over for dinner. We missed you Heidi, Matt, Jackson, Cody, Brendon and Stephanie. After dinner before birthday cake and ice cream, I got out the candy bags. Jordan says "Mom, is that for playing 'Pete!'?. "oh, yes" says I. The kids laughed at me for a while until we began the game and then the laughs began. Julia and Breana had not played before and they were up for this game. Everyone was very good at it, and everyone enjoyed the Skittles.


Good times and good memories relived and enjoyed with lots of smiles and laughs!



18 comments:

Brett, Ashley, and Kennedy said...

I remember playing Pete! How fun!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun game. We didn't know about "Pete" when my kids were home. Is it too late to start a new tradition??? I bet my grandkids would love it.

Heidi said...

I totally remember playing that game. We actually had a "back to the basics" night at Enrichment in our ward, where we were supposed to come up with games that didnt require electricity, other things that consume all our time, and I tried to convince them that we should play it. they didnt go for it.

So sad we missed it! Love you daddy!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

That sounds SOOOOOOOOOO FUN! I am totally stealing that one!

The Burnett's Backyard said...

I love it! I think I'll have to play it with my own kids one day!
-Elise

The Webbs said...

That sounds like such a fun game! We're gonna have to try it!
Oh and yes when we first saw landon after I had Quinn he looked like a monster he was so big! Its amazing!

Emily said...

Sounds like such a fun game, I played it a long time! I also love that all your family got to be together! Larger families always seem like so much fun!

Lauri said...

I'm definitely stashing away this idea. Sounds like a fun game, especially if you're playing with M&M's.

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

Your family is always having a fun time being together. I hope you never doubt your parenting ability. Heaven on Earth.

Pitt-Meisingers said...

ahhh, Pete! That was a Tara and Jana staple! I can't believe we haven't played this with Will yet. Well, there's a game that will be played Friday while we wait for fireworks!

Chrissie said...

Brady's fmaily plays a similar game called "Don't eat Pete." You draw characters on a piece of paper divided into 16 squares. Then you put a piece of candy on top of each of the characters. Someone leaves the room and the group decides which character is Pete. The person comes back in and tries to eat as many pieces as he can before eating Pete. It looks like you can get more candy playing your way! I am all for the Holmes way. Brady and I play the game for FHE or with friends. I love it.

Starla said...

Cute! Is Julia a part of your family now? I hadn't heard that if she is!

hansenfive said...

How fun! I think i'm going to start that one next time we all get together...we use to play "spoons" all the time...it got very crazy...

Heidi said...

Your page is looking good!

Christensen Family said...

I remember playing that game often at your house. It was always fun to get together. We used to look forward to the games and banging of pots and pans on new years eve.

You guys always make everyone feel welcome and important. THANKS!!

Pedersens said...

What a FUN game! I have never played it before..... so I will def. have to play it when my family gets together.

Betheny & Jacob said...

I LOVE that game!!!! Dottie Skaggs and I used to play it when we were little.

Stacie A said...

I think I know what game is on the agenda for the next party! Sounds like fun, thanks for sharing.