We make it a point to eat dinner together around the table as a family every night - no TV, no computers, no phone calls (usually) - just conversation. Of course, "conversations" with our almost-20-month-old can be a bit chaotic - squealing, jabbering, and spontaneous giggles with plenty of messes. Still, we like the "togetherness" of the family meal - the prayer, the laughter, the discussions amidst the din of toddler noise.
As our little girl gets older (and as we add other little one(s) to our family), I know we'll want to add some fun conversation-starting traditions to our mealtimes. One great set of products that I've discovered to help in this area are Table Topics Cubes, "a collection of conversation starters meant to spark fun, interesting, and meaningful discussions around the dinner table, at parties, on dates, on road trips-wherever!" Cristy Clarke, the owner of the company and a mom herself, created Table Topics because she believes that "every conversation has the potential to be great - to inspire us to action, enrich our relationships, and connect us to the people we care about most."
Essentially, the cubes are 4" acrylic cubes that are stocked with 135 question cards. The cubes are attractive and simple, and the cards are made of high-quality card stock. The Full Size Cubes come in 8 different categories: Original, Family, Teen, Couples, Girls Night Out, Spirit, Book Club, and Gourmet - and the cost per cube is $25.
The questions range from serious to silly to somewhat sensational - everything from "What do you think is the ideal age?" to "If you could have any view from your back porch, what would it be?" to "What's your dream job?" to "What historical time period would you most like to visit?" to "Which language would you like to speak fluently?" [questions from the Original Cube]
Although I think these cubes would be a ton of fun for families, I think they would be equally fun for adults-only dinner parties or business icebreakers. In sum, these cards are very creative and perfect for using at birthday parties, on car trips, in waiting rooms, almost anywhere...with kids, teens, or adults.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Table Topics full size cube of his/her choice! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, May 4 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, May 5. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #8 Laura Ch. Congratulations!