Are you tired of plopping on the couch to watch a movie as your special Family Night activity? But you’ve been busy all week and haven’t planned anything? No problen. I’ve got your back with some inspiration. I know you are a busy parent so here are 4 easy, inexpensive and yet incredibly fun family activities to do at home with things you probably already have around the house. Amaze the kids with your creativity this weekend! Click on the links for more tips and advice on how to pull off some major fun at home this weekend.
1. Game Night – This is the perfect opportunity to raid the closet or the kids' rooms and pull out some games you never opened or one of your old favorites. Have some great snacks and give out simple prizes to the winners. Invite a neighbor family over to make it more fun.
2. Spa Night – A little pampering will make everyone smile – even Dad! You'd be amazed what you have in the house that can be used to create the Family Spa - aromatherapy candles, foot massager, soothing music, and heated wash cloths. Mmmm.
3. Homemade Pizza Party – Don’t just order pizza in, throw a pizza party and spend time together in the kitchen talking, laughing, and of course, eating good 'za!
4. Family Slumber Party – Why do the kids get to have all the fun? Parents, it's so easy to throw some sleeping bags on the floor in the family room and play spooky or silly slumber party games.
What are some easy but fun things you like to do with the kids on family night? Do you have a regular, scheduled family night?
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach, kids party planner, and weekly contributor to Patch.com. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, as well as her own family fun site ChocolateCakeMoments.com.