Family Game Nights are a great way to combine family time with a whole lotta FUN!
There are some very KEY elements to plan your Family Game Night and make it a total success and separate it from an ordinary night hanging out at home. So gather your clan and get ready to have a blast on your very own Family Game Night
Pick the right game: It should be a game that is fun for all the kiddos. If you have a wide age range between kids pick a game where teams can form so it’s fair and every team has an equal chance of winning. Younger kids do well with Hi Ho Cherry-o, Hungry Hungry Hippos or Don’t Break the Ice. Elementary School age kids love Sequence, Hedbanz , even Twister. Got a slightly older crowd? Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Farkle are popular and fun!
Go Overboard : Even if you are a health nut every other day of the week Family Game Night is a time to BREAK LOOSE. Go WAY overboard with all of those treats that the family rarely eats …fun food can make the evening even more special. If your family loves fruits and nuts, get the good stuff that you rarely buy! Start off with a pizza dinner and move straight on to a night of all of your families favorite snacks! Make your Family Game Night very distinct from just another night in.
Awards: Everyone likes to WIN, right! Whether you are playing as individuals, boys against girls, parents against kids ( even a combined Family Game Night with extended family) you HAVE to have SOMETHING to win! Create an epically tacky “award” for Family Game Night and battle it out for the honor of claiming your prize, until the next Family Game Night.
Don’t make Family Game Night an afterthought. Playing together is a great way to relax while strengthening family bonds. So pull out your favorite games, Fun Food and an EPICALLY tacky trophy and have a Family Game Night!