Family games nights used to be a bi-weekly activity around here. Now that my mom, brother, and sister are all in college full time, and the fact that James and I have a child, these nights don’t happen quite as often. In fact, we haven’t had a family game night in about two months! I decided it was time to rectify that this week!
I invited my sister and her boyfriend over for a quick dinner and a few games. I say quick dinner because I wasn’t really in the mood to cook – especially for four adults and a toddler. So, Sawyer and I headed to Wal-Mart to get one of our favorite, super easy meals: chicken nuggets and fries!
Tyson Chicken Nuggets are something we buy every now and then for the kiddo, as he’s getting pickier with eating as he gets older. Luckily, he still likes chicken most of the time! Ore Ida French Fries were also on the menu, as they go well with chicken. The Crinkles have always been a favorite, so I made sure to grab a bag.
Nuggets and fries definitely call for dipping, and I chose Heinz Ketchup because of the free sample and coupon that came with the bottle! Only three items were needed for a good meal to go along with good fun!
I decided that this family game night was going to be a special one – it would involve Sawyer! Game nights are usually just the adults, and they tend to start after he’s in bed. However, he’s getting old enough to understand simple games, so it would be fun to include him. We didn’t really have any games that he could play, so I picked up a new one on our Walmart shopping adventure: Elefun by Hasbro!
Including the kiddo also meant that the family game night could begin earlier – which was good since it was held on a weeknight. Plus, we could eat our quick meal while playing rather than before the games, so that we weren’t finishing up at midnight as we usually do!
While Sawyer was napping, I opened Elefun, set everything up, and read the instructions. With a 2 year old, we probably wouldn’t be following them, but I wanted to familiarize myself with the game because I’ve never played it. Getting it out early meant it would be ready to play when game night began!
When James got home from work, it was time to start dinner. I pulled the nuggets and fries out of the freezer. Sawyer is becoming quite the little helper, so he assisted me with arranging the food on the pans. We put it in the oven and set the timer. While the food was cooking, we had fun playing Elefun with Sawyer. My sister and her boyfriend arrived just as we were getting started.
It was nice not having to think about the food while we played!
It was fun watching Sawyer chase the butterflies as they flew out of the elephant’s trunk and floated through the air. He quickly realized he could just pick them off the floor and toss them in his net! Everyone took a turn playing a round of Elefun with the kiddo.
Once the food’s timer went off, we put Sawyer’s game up and sat down at the table for round two of game night. This time, it was just the adults playing, though Sawyer was in his highchair at the table with us, munching on his nuggets and fries while he watched. We played a couple games of Outburst!, a Hasbro favorite around our home.
My brother actually called while we were playing, and since he’s four hours away from home attending college, it was nice that he was able to “join in” for a few minutes.
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Everyone had lots of fun with our Hasbro game night. The food was quick and enjoyable, and lots of laughs were had. We are already discussing the next time when we can get together, so #DipDipHooray!
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