5 Ways To Have Fun With Your Family On Friday
Hooray, it is Friday! There has been a lot going on with my family and there is no better time than now to let loose and have some fun. Now that it is summer, Fridays transform into another family night for us. Typically, during the school year it is my date night with the hubs. But, with a short summer this year and my kids growing up so fast, it just right feels right to spend more time with each other (whether my kids like it or not). Summer will go in a flash and let’s make it count. These ideas may be activities you already do as a family or may be new to you, so I would love to hear from you. The point is make Friday fun with your family!
Here are our family’s 5 fun ways to celebrate Fridays together:
1. FRIDAY NIGHT TREATS
During the week we try to eat healthy. I love to experiment with new foods and I insist my kids at least take a bite of my new healthy concoctions. But, on Friday it is different. My daughter Chloe and I love to read cookbooks (this one is my new fav)! Friday is the perfect day to experiment and make that delicious dessert Chloe and I have been eyeing. We also save our Yogurtland coupons and head over to our favorite froyo place. I let the kids go crazy with their favorite yogurt flavors and toppings (within reason LOL!).
2. GET PHYSICAL
Living in Orange County is amazing! We have the beach, parks, and trails to use for our merriment. We also belong to a great fitness center that has a rock wall, basket court, swimming pools and exercise floor. We love going to LifeTime Fitness and it has been a great decision to join. But, you don’t need a gym to get physical. Whether you choose to move your body indoors or out, you will reap the benefits of exercising together. We also love to find seashells at the beach, ride our bikes or take a walk along the lake, getting physical exercise together makes us and our heart happy.
3. GAME NIGHT
This may not be new for many of you, but for me growing up it was. I did not grow up playing “games” with my family. I don’t know why? Perhaps, my Cambodian family who immigrated here didn’t know how to play with “American” board games? However, now that I have a family of my own, it has been enjoyable to incorporate games…..as simple as it seems. Our latest game is ladder toss! Have you guys tried this game? We have so much fun with it in our backyard and get pretty competitive.
4. MOVIE NIGHT
We have really come to enjoy this activity together recently! As you know we no longer watch TV, simply because we don’t have time for it. We are a busy family on the go. When Friday rolls around we love to watch a video from home or head to our local movie theatre. This family activity is an instant crowd pleaser and no one complains. I love this no-fuss approach to having fun. And, who can say no to buttery movie theatre popcorn? If we decide to watch a movie at home, we will either pop our own popcorn or if we are really lazy just buy microwave popcorn.
5. FREE TIME
This may sounds uninspiring, boring or unproductive but there are times we just do nothing on Friday. LOL! And, doing nothing feels good. Sometimes, we can overschedule ourselves to exhaustion right? I used to do this. But, now that I am older and wiser I understand and appreciate quiet time. I will fix my family a simple dinner and let my kids and husband do whatever they want at home. The girls could be painting their nails, Elijah could be playing tetherball in the backyard, and Albert flopped on our bed after a long day at work, whatever it is….I just let it be. We all need time to decompress. Then just before bedtime I usually have a sweet treat ready for them.
Now tell me what do you like to do on Fridays for fun?
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I like the idea of planning family time around a healthful activity like ‘fun’ exercise!
These are all very fun ideas! I recently got married and when we eventually start our own little family, I definitely plan on basing our traditions around these!
These are great ways to have fun with your family, next time we are looking for something to do on a Friday I will remember this post, thanks for
Great tips on Friday night with family. I love your outfit, the bag and the jean and the floral top. This is just so brilliant.
Awesome idea for a Friday date with the family. Loved the jump shot with a floral on top. It looks very good on you.
Great read! no matter how busy we are at work or career, we all need to set aside a time for our love ones, and these tips are perfect!
These are all awesome ideas. We always love having a fun family movie night over the weekend! We’ll have to try out some of your other ideas too. Thanks for sharing!
Aw! I was hoping to see photos of your little family doing fun things. Ha! It threw me off a bit that it was all solo pics. Great ideas, though!
You look gorgeous there. I love all your fun family ideas for your Family Friday. I know I have done movie night and game nights with my daughter. But I really do like the just do nothing thing as well. It’s relaxing.
Love your ideas! Since I work at home. Every Friday, me together with my daughter and co-workers will have to cook food for everyone and will watch movie! It’s a great stress reliever at the end of the week!
Cool post and outfit! Overalls with heeled sandals is a great ides! Last Friday we went as family to watch world cup soccer game with hundreds of people and it was fantastic …. screaming, shouting and dancing after victory! Happy Sunday xx
We love your cooking ideas! We love cooking with our niece and nephew during the weekend. We try to be very creative, and they love it.
Usually friday night is the best day especially off from work for two days! I always love spending the time on the day before the weekends you feel that finally the day for rest is here!
This is a lovely post. I like the idea of a family Friday! I definitely think its a great idea to put aside time to spend with the people you love the most.
Friday time is usually a friends’ hangout time for me but I would mind applying these helpful advice for my weekend family days. I also love all that you’re wearing up there!
Friday night is the day I have been waiting for after a long week of working hard. These are all a great idea. I have to try this.
We love movie nights as we have a theatre in our basement!! We also do family bike rides too!
I live in a small town with a theatre that has movie night almost every Friday. I seldom miss. A movie is a good way to start the weekend.
Me and my co-workers always have our movie night every Friday! We always buy food for everybody and enjoy watching together.
What an adorable outfit. I love the top! It looks great on you….pretty color!
Love these ideas, they are great! I always do Friday night treats – just to reward myself for getting through the week! Love the pics.
Love all of these sweet ideas! I love doing Friday night movie or game night with my little boy!
I love your suggestions! My favorite thing on a Friday night is to watch a movie. Such a great way to end the week and RELAX!
These are lovely ideas. We always do a Friday treat night, pizza, movies/games! I love the suggestions you made here.
Such a great ideas to have fun with our family. I’d love to go movies and eat pizza for sure. Loving all these!
What a fun and great idea to have fun with our family. I will definitely try this out. They will love this for sure.
Family time is so important and I love your ideas. They’re simple and at the same time so much fun! And I absolutely love your outfit, thanks for sharing girl!