With as busy as life gets, it is good for the soul to spend some time with your loved ones. Family dynamics can be, well, interesting, but you may be surprised by how much fun a family night can be! Here are three fun ways to spend time with the people you care about most.
Play a Board Game
Keep those competitive spirits in check because no family time is complete without board games. With options like the Rise of Tribes game, you and your family are sure to enjoy your evening. The good news is, you only need 2-4 players and less than an hour to play this game with your tribe. Try to put winning and losing aside for the night. Life is too short to take time with your relatives for granted.
Watch a Movie Together
If you and your family are movie lovers, then a great way to spend some quality time together is to bond over a classic film. With so many in-home options like Netflix, Hulu or Disney+, you don’t even have to spend the money on the pricey theatre tickets. However, you can’t quite beat the cinema feel, and that popcorn butter is unmatched. Throw some brownies in the oven, grab your favorite candy and snuggle up the couch because your next movie night is going to be off the charts. It will be even better since it is spent with your family.
Enjoy a Meal
You don’t have to have a fancy day all planned out to enjoy a few hours with those closest to your heart. Keep things simple, and enjoy a meal together. Take the time to catch up on each other’s lives and be present without the stress of day-to-day life getting in the way. Laugh at old memories, and make some new ones along the way. Who knows, this dinner may even be the start of a great tradition.
Pull Out the Old Photo Albums
Reminisce on the old times by taking a peek at old photos. It is great the appreciate how times have changed, and it’s always fun to see what crazy hair and clothing styles were the talk of the town back then. Now, what is even crazier to think about is what may be popular ten years from now. Old pictures can bring back many emotions, some happy and others not, but it is a great way to say connected with your family.
Whatever relationship you may have with your loved ones, spending a few hours together here and there is a great way to build on that bond. The pressures of life are enough to make anyone crack, and it is nice to know that you have people in your life to help keep you together. Take advantage of your support system- if you don’t need them now, be prepared for when you do! Remember, don’t over-think quality moments with your fam. Sometimes, enjoying some games, watching a movie, enjoying a meal or looking at old pictures is just what you need to get through the week!