How to Plan the Perfect Family Night
Posted on January 30th, 2019
Do you want to strengthen the bond between you and your family? You might know that you love them and that they love you, but without spending quality time together, that relationship can become fractured. A family night is a perfect way to bond with your family and have fun. This is how to plan the perfect family night.
1. Play games
Games are a key part of any successful family night. When you play games with your family, you can cheer each other on and laugh at the funny moments that are sure to occur. There are all kinds of games that are worth choosing from. Charades is a great team game that can require everyone to put on their thinking caps. The same goes for Pictionary. You can also consider ones like 21 Questions or Apples to Apples. If you're in an especially creative household, you might end up developing a brand new game.
2. Make a delicious dinner
Family night is a wonderful opportunity to try out some new recipes that you and your family will love. While you don't want to try anything too complicated or expensive, you can still make a valuable impression. Some ideas include pot roast, lasagna, or a Tex-Mex platter. Try to get everyone to pitch in as well. It's not fair for you to be expected to do everything. Get your partner to chop vegetables while your kids heat up the sauce. You can all feel proud of pitching in. Food tastes so much better when you know that it's been made with pride.
3. Make some delectable desserts
We bet there are at least a few sweet teeth in your family. Instead of just serving store-bought cake or ice cream, look for recipes that will really pop. One good place to start is with flavors. If you and your family, love pumpkin, think of how you can add pumpkin spice syrup to give a boost to things like syrup. You can also try making recipes like cheesecake, cupcakes, or sorbet. There's no better way to end a great meal than with a sensational dessert.
4. Ask good questions
Think of how satisfying it can be to take part in a lively conversation. The time just flies by as you discuss different matters, like hopes for the future and impactful experiences. Your family night can be made unforgettable by asking good questions. These should be open-ended and not restricted to one interpretation. If your kids give one-word answers, prod them to elaborate. The best answers are ones that inspire further questions. This is also a practice that is worth keeping up even after your family night has concluded. The best way to grow closer to someone is to find out as much about them as possible.
5. Watch movies
The only thing better than watching a great movie is watching it with people you love. Think about movies that you and your family could all enjoy together (age-appropriate, of course). You could select ones that you've seen before that you want your kids to experience, or you could choose ones that are entirely new to everyone. Some ideas for wonderful family movies include "Babe," "Toy Story," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Paddington." These are lovely films that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. When you watch these films, you may find your inner child coming out. You also might want to have a handkerchief handy at certain moments. When the movies are over, talk about them with your family. What were their favorite parts? What would they have done differently if they made the movies? If a movie is a hit, don't be surprised if your kids want to watch it again almost right away.
Planning the perfect family night will give you and your family something to look forward to. You can learn a lot about one another through the spirited conversations and moments you share. This doesn't have to be a one-time thing either. Should everything go well, you can make family night a regular part of your schedule.