Fun Friday Family Date Night

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It can be hard to find family time especially when you have a myriad of different schedules, activities and places to be, but every so often you need to take a break from schedules and have family fun time – a family date night!

Family date nights don’t require a lot of money – just a willingness to have fun.

A couple of ideas:
• Make a pizza together. Arrange the toppings into shapes or a smiley on the pizza.
• Create a picnic made of your kid’s favorite finger foods.
• Have a dessert first night! We know it’s really off the norm, but it can be fun to shake up routine. There are lots of healthy desserts with fruit and no sugar options.
• Turn off the TV and introduce your kids to some of the games you played when you were little; kick the can, mother may I, red light green light, etc. (added benefit of exercise while you run)
• Have a dance party. Turn on your kids favorite music & dance away. You can even dress up and have your own “dancing with the stars” night.
• Build a fort. Get sheets & blankets, drape them over chairs and other furniture for a fun fort.

Family date nights can be inexpensive and fun! What ideas do you have for a family date night?

7 Responses to “Fun Friday Family Date Night”

  1. Jennifer T. May 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    As parents, we often forget that our own most memorable moments when we were kids weren’t of stuff or grand vacations but the special and simple times.

  2. Michelle May 23, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Amen to that Jennifer!

  3. ann May 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    this is a nice stroller…i could use something like this. 😉

  4. ann May 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    cool! 🙂 love the stroller

  5. Amy May 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Think I’ll do the tents all over the living room with sheets and blankets. Because, thats what my brother and I did when we were younger and we loved having all these different rooms to our tent. 🙂

  6. Michelle June 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    I love these family date night ideas. I want to try some of these! As a kid, I remember my mom planning dinner as a family picnic in the living room and setting out a blanket and brought the food out in a basket and everything. It was so fun!

  7. admin June 9, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    They are fun aren’t they? When my niece and nephew were little, we did a picnic in the living room. They are teenagers now & they still talk about how fun that was. 🙂