I’ve shared before that we have a dinner party routine in our home when guests join us: I ask them to humor me and answer a few questions from our TableTopics cube.
I usually inconspicuously reach for it once everyone has finished eating (we keep it nearby on our sideboard) but before anyone starts getting up to move around and clean up. I usually hand the cube to a guest, ask them to pick three cards of their choosing, and then ask the questions. The eye rolls and smirks are sometimes pretty obvious before we get going (especially from the guys that are like “HERE WE GO!” lol) but if anyone ever didn’t enjoy this “game”, they hid it well.
9.5 times out of 10, our guests are asking to keep playing or say things like “Let’s do one more question!”
We’ve had this cube for four or five years and have absolutely loved it. It’s prompted some really great conversations with our family and friends. It prompts you to talk about some light-hearted things (“Who taught you to drive and what was that experience like?”) as well as some deeper prompts (“What is one trait you admire about your sibling?”)
If you’re having more meals around the table with your family, this might be a nice idea to implement this month as we continue to practice social distancing. You could even get on a Zoom call and play with some girlfriends.
TableTopics has a variety of themed cubes available on Amazon, including
- The Original (what we own)
- Date Night
- Girls Night Out
- a wedding pack (a trio with ideas for a shower, bachelorette party, and general love and happiness)
- Travel sizes (so many themes)
- Kids (travel size and great for all ages!)
How has mealtime changed at your home during social distancing?
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