Family Fun Night Activities

Nothing is more fun than having a night full of laughs and quality family time. My children always look forward to having this kind of night. This is a time where everyone is hanging out doing something special and not worrying about anything else. The great thing about family fun nights is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on it.

I have made a list of our top four category activities that we like to do. Within each category, I have also broken down more specifically different things we do as a family to have fun on special nights. Remember these are just suggestions of things that work great for us.

1. Dinner and a movie: Yes, it is that simple. My children like to turn our family room into a makeshift movie theater with the exception that we have blankets and we all cuddle up. Of course, you don’t want to forget about the popcorn.

2. Game night without the tv: This is where a family has many choices to choose from and truly it’s a personal preference but I have listed off a few ideas

A. Card games-Rummy, Go fish, Slam, Uno, 31, Cribbage

B. Dice games- Yahtzee, Farkle(also known as 10,000)

C. Board games- Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes, Jenga, Apples to Apples

D. Puzzles- I know this might sound boring but we all enjoy it in our household

3. Video game night: This is a time when I truly appreciate video game playing. My family owns each of the game consoles. I am going to list some great games to play as a family for each console.

A. Nintendo Wii: Playground, Wii Sports (bowling), Mario Kart, Madagascar Kartz

B. Playstation 3 without Playstation Move: ModNation Racers, Rockband, Guitar Hero, Little Big Planet, Little Big Planet2

C. Playstation 3 with Playstation Move: Start the Party (absolutely hilarious), Sports Champion,

D. XBox 360 with Kinect: Kinect Adventures, Dance Central

4. Making treats: This is a no brainer since all kids including us adults like treats. My four children are always so excited and just itching to help in anyway even with the cleanup part afterwards. Making treats is not something that has to be difficult. Great ideas include, baking cookies, cupcakes, Rice Krispy treats, Ice cream sundaes, and making Smoothies.

In conclusion, this list is to give ideas. Your options are not limited to my list but limited to your imagination. The goal is to have fun with your family. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to remember to laugh hard, laugh long, and laugh together as a family.


  1. My family are big Domino players, Mexican Train to be exact. To this day whenever we play we reminisce about our classic Domino moments throughout the years. I hope your family collects as many happy Family Fun Night memories as mine has. Thanks for a fun post!

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