Thursday, July 17, 2008

Family night.

I have a weekly budget of $10 for our family nights. That's supposed to cover any decor, extra food, games or gifts. We are having guests over for our family night in 2 weeks, so we're doing our best to save $ on the nights preceding it. So, last night we did camping night.


We started off with tacos in a bag (or walking tacos). You crunch up any flavor of corn chips in their single serving bag & then add tacos fixings. You can then eat it out of the bag w/a plastic fork and have NO DISHES. That's what I'm talkin' about.

We sang campfire songs that Cyra learned at camp & some I know from being a counselor for so many years & from being a Girl Scout leader. We sang Baby Shark, There was a Moose, Princess Pat, Tony Chestnut, Swing Low, OREO and many others.


The kids made ice cream in a bag. You put sugar, milk & vanilla in a small freezer bag. Then take rock salt & ice in a large freezer bag. Put the small one, in the large one & pass it around (shaking it) for 5 min. (you can also do this inside a coffee can & make it "kick the can" ice cream.)We topped it all off w/ smores.

It was a fun (less work) kinda night. I like those kind. All I had to buy was the chocolate bars ($2).


Let me know if you do a family night....I always need new ideas.

7 comments:

Brad Ruggles said...

Oh man, I love the taco in a bag idea. No dishes? Hallelujah! Now THAT is divine inspiration right there! :-)

Justmatt said...

I really love these ideas for family nights! I hope you don't mind me stealing them!

Billie said...

Awesome! We loved our camping night, but that taco idea...NICE!

whittakerwoman said...

love the ice cream. Do you have a recipe? H

Justmatt said...

You're a muppet fan too! We have the time life 10 disc set that came out about 8 yrs ago! our Kids are hooked as well. We've always said that in order for a family to be strong there must be muppets!

truevyne said...

How about catchin' fireflies one family night?

Robin said...

Great ideas!