I am a BIG advocate of family game nights. There's nothing better than sitting around the table with your family playing a fun game. Every time we get together with my family in Kentucky we have Trivial Pursuit matches. Oh, what fun we have. This past month I am delighted to say that my team finally won! Yay!This is after many, many losses, we won't even go into how many:o) We always have such a great time laughing and carrying on.
I don't know if any of you have ever heard of a Mystery Party, but we had one when we were in the mountains. It's a game that actually comes in a box but it's quite different that a regular game. Everybody is given a "role" to play. You have to dress like the character, say the lines, etc. and at the end everybody has to guess "who done it?" This particular one we played took place in the Disco era and so everybody came dressed accordingly. My sweet Mama and my Dad had to dress like Sonny & Cher (only they were called Sunny & Share;o) Here's a sweet pic of them. Aren't they cute?
When Gerry & Ashley come over we love to play games, too. Last week they came over and it was "make your own pizza" night. I had all the "fixins"and everybody made their own pizzas. After our pizza we played a new game we hadn't tried before, called Apples to Apples. It was sooo much fun! You can read about it here.
I always want my home to be filled with laughter and joy and I most certainly want my children to have fond memories of home. I think that playing games together is a wonderful way to make that happen.
On a side note, Grammy was always arranging family talent shows. She would always say "everybody has a talent they can share." "You can sing a little song, do a little dance, recite a poem, tell a joke, etc.." She would then say, "if you don't participate in the talent show then you have to put a dollar in the hat and it will go to the needy" ~ to which my Grandfather would always reply, "where's the hat?"
What games does your family like to play?