Date night is something you work really hard to make happen once you have kids. While you need a mommy/daddy date night every once in a while to keep things exciting and fresh, you also need to date the entire family. Dates that include the kids can be a lot of fun and very sweet. Whether your kids are young or old, they will enjoy these kid-friendly, family-tested dates, and you’ll get the chance to bond with the people who mean the most to you.
It’s a simple, inexpensive way to include the entire family in a group date all will enjoy. The games you play on game night depend entirely on the age of your children, of course, so that’s completely up to you. However, all you need is a pizza, some cookies or other decadent dessert, and your pajamas – because family game night is way more fun in pajamas. Turn your phones off and set aside the entire evening to hang out, compete, and show off your crazy game playing skills.
Who doesn’t love to bake? Even if your kids are small, they can take part in this. Pick two teams, head to the kitchen and see who has the best cookie or cupcake making skills. Is it mom and the boys or dad and the girls? You won’t know until you try. You can compete in baking, decorating, and even have a taste-tester to tell you who wins.
Head to the store and pick up everyone’s favorite sandwiches, goodies, and snacks. Put them in a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and head to a gorgeous park. Sit down by the water and enjoy your lunch. After you eat, you can take a walk, play a game of tag, or see what else there is for the family to do nearby.