The Blue Hutch initiated Friday Family Nights this February. It’s been a test run of sorts. This is the first time in our history that the children are able to stay awake past 6:30PM without consequences that affect the entire family and, I would argue, the entire West County.
It has been fun to order pizza, snuggle down under blankets, and to watch some family films together. So far we have watched The Sword in the Stone, 1/2 of Alice in Wonderland, The Flo Show Creates a Buzz, and Nemo.
My favorite so far was Nemo. I put some thought into it and made it a bit more fun. We had special theme snacks: seaweed, goldfish (colors and s’mores), swedish fish, and turtles (dude). It was super fun and watching my son giggle about it all was priceless.
It’s one little night a week but I have started really looking forward to it. I think this week we are going to play games. Anybody have a favorite?
Nemo photo from http://www.solarnavigator.net
So fun – we used to do friday family movie night, too:) We love games, too. Some of our fav’s are Uno and Sorry. Hope you guys are well!!!
We have been enjoying Memory lately. (A nice change from Candy Land, in my opinion!)
Trouble is a good one that your kids could all play.
We have lots of favorite games around here…don’t break the ice, sequence for kids, wii, pass the pigs and iSpy memory match. We have a literal closet full of games because we do game nights once a month with my family, and we do one with the neighbors from time to time. Have fun!
Yay for The Blue Hutch! We love our Friday Movie/pizza/insane sugar overload nights and I’m impressed with your creativity (as always). We just do movies and it’s nice when the little ones pick because they haven’t realized they get to stay up later if they choose a feature-length film. This week is The Boy’s turn and he’s already decided it’s John Deere night. The girls are thrilled. But I digress…the favorite games around here are Zingo (they love this but one of the kids refuses to play correctly), Pretty Pretty Princess (Johnny doesn’t mind playing b/c there is a set of Blue jewelry), and Hi Ho Cherry-O.
love this idea. Such intentionality. I feel like I am waiting for the summer to do these kind of things again! Love the snacks!