Every so often we like to enjoy a family game night with the kids. Family games nights are much anticipated event because we all get to let loose and have fun. The kids work together and cheer each other on which helps to build sibling bonds. Plus family game night is a great excuse to serve up some great snacks and desserts to the family. If you’ve never hosted a family game night before, it is simple. It takes very little prep to make a fun and memorable evening. My tips for a hosting a fun family game night make the process easy.
Tips for Hosting a Fun Family Game Night
1- Pick games the whole family can enjoy
This can be tough if you have a wide range of kids in the house. My youngest sometimes doesn’t understand the rules to certain games that her older siblings want to play and it frustrates her. Some fun games that we have played during games nights include Cup and Water Race, Button Stacking Game, and a Marble Race. I love these games because they are made using items you already have at home and often involve elements of challenging yourself rathering than having clear cut winners and losers. This makes for a much more peaceful game night with kids.
2- Know what you are going to play before game night begins
In our house mom and dad pick the games for game night. Things might be different at your place. You may give each member of a the family a turn at picking the games. However you decide to go about it, have it done in advance. Asking the family during game night will result in a variety of opinions and possibly arguments which can ruin a game night before it even begins.
3- Game night doesn’t have to be at night
If you have young kids, you might consider a game afternoon so they can take part in the fun and still get to bed on time.
4-Serve easy to make food
If you do game night after dinner, then serving dessert is only natural. We don’t always have dessert in our family, so it is seen as a special treat. Game night is supposed to be relaxing, so you don’t want to be in the kitchen preparing something for hours. No-bake desserts make my life easier. My favorite easy no-bake dessert are EDWARDS® Whole Pies. They are simple to share with those you love whether you are hosting a gathering or attending one. There are many varieties of Edwards Pies to choose from. When I went to Walmart to pick up mine, the toughest thing for me was picking just a few. Everyone has their favorite kind of Edwards pie. Which is your favorite from the following list?
- EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S® Chocolate Crème Pie
- EDWARDS® Key Lime Pie
- EDWARDS® Turtle Pie
- EDWARDS® New York Style Cheesecake
- EDWARDS® Lemon Meringue Pie
- EDWARDS® Cookies and Crème Pie
- EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S® SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Crème Pie
- EDWARDS® REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP® Crème Pie
- EDWARDS® Strawberry Crème Pie
My two favorites (I couldn’t pick one) are Turtle Pie and New York Style Cheesecake.
For our game night I purchased Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie and Edwards Turtle Pie. These were both big hits with the family!
The turtle pie combines chocolate, caramel and pecans. I have some big caramel lovers in my family and they were raving about this pie and begging for more when we finished it.
I mean, just look at that ooey, gooey caramel. We can’t resist this pie!
We had a pie break in between games on family game night. You can do it as a way to kick off the evening or save it until the end.
The chocolate cookie crust on this pie is amazing! It makes the perfect holder for all the yummy fillings inside.