“The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.” –Sandra Day O’Connor
As O’Connor’s quote shows, the family unit is extremely important. That is why I love to share family night ideas. Whether we are doing something silly or serious, spending time with our family will never be a waste.
Family Night Idea: Have An Ice Cream Party
What is it about an ice cream truck that makes your heart skip a beat? When the music starts playing, what makes you want to drop everything you are doing and run and get a popsicle or a scoop of ice cream?
I love that feeling and got it often as a kid. Today I thought it would be fun to create that feeling for our kids on our next family night by having an ice cream party. Who doesn’t love ice cream? This favorite frozen treat is sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
An ice cream party can be done two different ways:
1. Create your own ice cream sundae bar at home.
2. Go out for ice cream.
Things You Will Need If You Stay Home:
- Your favorite ice cream (A few different flavors)
- Ice cream cones
- Hot fudge
- Candy bits
- Whipped cream.
Help The Night Go Smoothly:
- Consider eating the ice cream outside.
- Use disposable bowls, spoons, and table cloths.
- Set up an ice cream sundae bar on a portable table.
- Keep a trash can nearby.
Make The Night Fun:
- Decorate the ice cream bar. Signs and balloons always make things fun.
- Let the kids choose their ice cream flavor and toppings.
- Have fun music playing.
We have done the ice cream party both ways, but recently went out for ice cream because our local ice cream shop, Brusters, was doing a special where they would give out free ice cream cones if you came in your pajamas. It was so much fun.
We all wore our pajamas to Brusters. A guy behind us told us that we looked ridiculous. When we turned around to see who he was, we found him wearing his wife’s fuzzy white bathrobe. We all had a good laugh.
Thank you Brusters!
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