The World of Bunko and Creating Community

The World of Bunko and Creating Community

Summer has kicked in full force over here and I thought it would be a good time to have a Bunko Reunion.  About 14 years we were living up in South Orange County, in the San Clemente Trestles Community. At the time I was home with my brand new baby girl Ginger.  I met some of the neighbor girls and they were starting a neighborhood Bunko group.  Not knowing what Bunko was I had to get an explanation which went something like this.  We get a group of women together, you put in $10 dollars towards the game. The host provides apps and drinks and a few of the players walk away with winnings. We all have a good time visiting and each month a different person hosts. For being a stay at home Mom fairly new to the area, it sounded awesome. It was some much-needed adult interaction. Our group got together for about 6-7 years on a monthly basis. Let me tell you having those women to relate to and talk parenting and adulting was a godsend. These girls supported our jewelry business over the years as well. Our Bunko nights turned into themed events with costumes and often included Holiday bunko with spouses so we could meet everyone’s other halves. We also branched off into Halloween Parties and Birthday parties.  Many of these women became my closest friends.

Recently Paperless Post hit me up to try out their product and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity to get the Bunko group back together. Let’s do this.

So Paperless Post is an online invitation web site.  You purchase coins or credits and then you can set up an event. You start with creating an online invitation and input your guest’s emails. The site tracks RSVPs and your guest’s questions. There is also a message board where you can post photos as well as set up reminder emails, so your guests don’t forget!

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I have created some Fun Bunko Downloads similar to pictured above that you can purchase and download for printing at home in my Etsy store here. 

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I have created some Fun Bunko Downloads similar to pictured above that you can purchase and download for printing at home in my Etsy store here. 

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We have discovered that readers are now needed for Bunko.

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