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Fun Family Night Ideas - How To Bring The Family Back Together Each Week For Quality Time

This shop featuring our Fun Family Night Ideas, Tips, and DIY 's has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

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Looking back over the past year, the theme of the year was definitely gratitude. I found myself ever aware of all that I have to be grateful for. What remains at the top of that list and always will, is my family.
Motherhood never ceases to amaze me.  Don't get me wrong, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. It's definitely laced with difficulties and uncertainty at times. However, as I watch my kids grow by leaps and bounds each year, I've come to know one thing with great certainty. The time that we have with our kiddo's as kids, is so very short in the grand scheme of things.

In an effort to slow down, and enjoy time together as a family more, we've began actively carving out time each week to do something fun together. Sometimes that's an evening trip out and about, while other times, it's a fun family game night or family movie night.  Whatever we do, the focus is fun.

For our family game nights and family movie nights have become a great way to come together and reconnect at the end of a busy week. We've definitely learned to get creative with fun DIY décor and themed snacks too, as it makes it all the more special for the kids. And let's face it, I love any excuse I can find to break out the glue gun!
With the launch of the new service plan with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS, we now have Unlimited Talk, Text & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU each month (per line) for just $49.88.
This plan is PERFECT for the family that likes to come together for fun family nights each week.
We can easily navigate when we head out and about with kids, without worrying that we're using all of the data in our plan while en route. We can stream music from our phone to our  Bluetooth speaker to liven the room while playing board games on family game night. We can download fun games and apps to play with the family on family game nights. AND we can stream our free new release VUDU movie rental choice each month on our TV, using our ROKU ($7 value).
Check out some of our fun and easy  family night ideas for your next family movie and family game night, below.

Craft up some fun DIY décor for your next family movie night with simple supplies! You can make themed décor based on your movie selection, or make some cute décor that you can reuse for your family movie nights.
I made this adorable filled popcorn box garland using simple supplies, and I hang it above our DIY popcorn bar that I set up for the kids.

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What you;ll need:
  • 6-8 cardboard popcorn boxes,
  • ribbon (about 5 ft.)
  • cotton balls (8 cotton balls for each box)
  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • low-temp hot glue sticks
  • yellow marker
Fun Family Night Ideas - How To Bring The Family Back Together Each Week For Quality Time - DIY Popcorn Garland

Color your cotton balls using your yellow markers, open each of the popcorn boxes, use small dots of glue to affix your cotton balls / "popcorn" around the top rim of your popcorn box. Repeat this step until each of your popcorn boxes is complete. Affix your popcorn boxes to ribbon to create your movie theater popcorn box garland. Refer to images below.

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The DIY Popcorn bar is super simple to put together, set up individual boxes of popcorn, and give the kid's mix-in options. I put out some of their favorite candy, nuts etc. in little bowls and let them make the choice. You can also set out shakers of flavored salts, ranch seasoning, cheese, melted butter etc. This is always a BIG hit!

For your next family game night, whip up some delicious (and nutritious) themed snacks. We chose our favorite word building game for our last family game night, and these adorable letter tile graham cracker cream cheese sandwich treats. We topped them off with chocolate chips to make them resemble the letter tiles. The kids loved them and they were super simple to put together !

And when the kids challenged the spelling of certain words, it was incredibly convenient to just pull up an online special version dictionary hosted on the game's official website, on my phone.
Fun Family Night Ideas - How To Bring The Family Back Together Each Week For Quality Time - DIY Letter Title Treats Samsung Galaxy Prime

We're loving all of the added value offered by the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, and set-up is incredibly convenient. With 3 kids, I can't linger in stores while they activate my phone. It's so much easier when I can do it myself at home. I simply picked up the phone that I wanted, a starter kit -which includes the SIM card for the phone, and was on my way.
 

I went with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime ( currently offered on Rollback at just $99) and was able to set up the phone and activate service online, in under 10 minutes, from the comfort of my own home. What's not to love about that?
Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, is the ultimate plan for parents. Such a great value at an incredibly reasonable price point!
How do you plan out extra time / special activities with your family each week? I'm always looking for fun new things to do with my kids, I would love it if you would  share in a comment below!
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please CLICK HERE or refer to your local Walmart for current pricing.


1 comment:

  1. The Smores Scrabble looks yummy and fun!

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