Thursday nights, like clockwork when the weekend is approaching, the kids ask about what kind of fun we have planned. It’s a lot of pressure! I love that the kids look forward to family time. So we try to make an effort to do something and plan a family fun night that everyone will enjoy. But it can be a struggle to come up with different ideas at times!
So we rounded up a few different ideas to help families plan some food and fun as the weekend approaches!
1. Nachos night and a favorite board game
When I plan a family fun night, we love to treat ourselves to a fun dinner. Nachos is often the way we go! Who wouldn’t want nachos for dinner? Our kids think mom and dad are the coolest ever for giving them chips for dinner and their excitement is priceless.
Typically we eat healthy balanced meals with lots of veggies. So as a mom who is a stickler on what her kids eat, it’s a big deal for me to let them eat their chips for dinner. LOL. However I still manage to load up on veggies and ground beef toppings to compensate for the not so healthy chips.
Along with the nachos, we usually play a board game to add to our family fun night. One of our favorite board games is the mystery game called Clue.
I serve the nachos with salsa and sour cream for dipping but you can always drizzle on some hot nacho cheese over everything. We choose to dip as I find its less messy, especially around a board game.
You can find my nacho recipe here.
2. Pizza night and a printable game
3. Taco salad and a DIY craft
4. Minecraft cookie challenge
Combine your family’s love of cookies with their love of video games and try this Minecraft cookie challenge!
5. Movie night with treats
6. Create a watermelon fruit carriage and watch the movie Godmothered
7. Make homemade caramel corn and make them into gift packs for family and friends
This delicious homemade caramel corn is made with warming gingerbread spices and sweet butter caramel sauce. Enjoy this perfectly sweet and crunchy snack time favorite all holiday season and share your very own gingerbread caramel corn with family and friends for an easy, homemade edible gift.