4 Activities for a Family Night In During the Holidays
In a past post, we showed you some activities that you may want to try in New York City with your children and visiting family during the holidays. These activities involved leaving the bed, getting dressed and being out on the other side of your home door. Sometimes, you just don’t want to do that. The sun can be shinning, temperatures can feel like spring in the middle of winter but all everyone in the house wants to do is move from bed to couch, bathroom, kitchen and back to couch and eventually back to the bed. See a theme here?
We don’t always have to go outside of our home to have a good time. Even inviting close friends and family to visit you sometimes is just the thing to do to keep yourself within the confines of your walls. What activities should we do when we’re having a family night in? Speaking from experience, here are a few activities that my family has done when the weekend flies by and we’re still in our pajamas…well we do actually wash up and change our pajamas, but you get the idea…we don’t leave the house.
Now that mini me is old enough to understand the rules to playing board games, our game nights have been more fun. Monopoly junior is a cute game that we all have fun with. She can’t get enough of Uno, which she likes to use the skip and wild cards even when she has other cards to use in her hand.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a nice comfy night under the covers on a Leesa mattress watching Disney movies? I know I would, especially since we’re in the need for a new mattress, but ours will just have to do when snuggling up with popcorn and hot cocoa that we try not to spill on the warm comforter. If you’d like more information about the Leesa mattress, read this review by The Sweet Home.
The other night we all managed to sit still to watch a repeat movie, Maleficent. For some reason, we find it to be a fascinating rendition of Sleeping Beauty.
Classic movies are also fun to enjoy with the family during the holidays.
It’s a Wonderful Life is a number one classic holiday film that I simply love. What’s better than when Clarence gets his wings?
Home Alone showed us to appreciate everything about our family and what to do if you’re left alone in the big New York City during the holidays.
I have the perfect list of activities for children that may develop cabin fever when all parents want to do is relax and enjoy the quality time.
There are also developmental activities that don’t seem like fun, but they really are. One or two of these items will be purchased for this upcoming holiday.
Have you watched the Food Network and saw Giada’s latest holiday book for entertaining kids during the holidays? This is genius. Instead of going to a fancy expensive place to enjoy carols and bit sized appetizers, why not create your own kid holiday party. Karaoke machine, keyboards, children ofcourse, a bit sized finger food all during the day. Parents and children come to you to enjoy a family night in singing carols and enjoying the holidays.
How would you spend your family night in during the holidays?