When’s the last time you had a family fun night? I hope most of you are saying, “last weekend!” If you’re actually saying, “I can’t remember” or “we’ve never had one,” I hope I can help you change that very soon!
Regular family nights go a long way toward strengthening your connection, building kids’ character and simply bringing a little laughter into the house. If you’ve considered getting one started, go ahead and take the plunge. You can do all sorts of things without breaking the budget. Check out a recent family fun night we enjoyed for just over $25.
Our family nights vary. Sometimes we stay in, sometimes we go out. Sometimes the kids choose, sometimes mom or dad does. Regardless of who chooses, we always keep it light when we’re planning. The focus stays on having fun because fun is all that matters on family night!
One thing we do often is play games. It’s a fun and covert way to teach kids about character and build their problem solving muscles. It’s not always fun when they lose, but we keep going anyway. To prep for this family night, I spent some time on AreYouGame.com searching for something new.
This site is loaded with fun games to choose from! I started with the games that were on sale. From there, I took a look at the games for the 7-9 year olds. There were 800+ games listed on 47 pages!
I used some mommy science to narrow down my list of games (read all about in my Google+ story!). I then ran off to see what was available here locally at Walmart.
There was so much to choose but I stuck to my list. I grabbed “BedBugs” for just $10.
On to the food…
We tried a new Freschetta flavor—the sea salt and olive oil caught my eye. We threw in some wings too, for a total of about $12.
Of course we had dessert. TCBY frozen yogurt was on the menu. They were out of the quart size, and a little “creative” math led the kids to bring me this:
After we established that we were converting from pint to quart (not pint to gallon!), and took a good look at what this basket full of frozen yogurt would cost, we opted for the more economical approach and picked up some Fudge Bars. Just $3.48.
Add a quick trip to Redbox for $1 and we’re off to enjoy our night. The choice? “We Bought A Zoo.” While it didn’t quite do it for me, everyone else enjoyed it. That’s par for the course when it comes to family nights—sometimes you just have to suck it up for the sake of being together!
You can walk with me through Walmart and see pictures of our fun in my Google+ album. Before you check that out, I want to hear about your ideas for family fun! How do you make it happen and how do you keep it budget friendly? I’d love to hear about it and I’m looking forward to your comments.
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