Are you trying to find new fun ways of getting your family close again?  We noticed that our family was always on the internet and we were becoming disconnected to each other.  We decided that we had to change that one step at a time.  My husband came up with a brilliant idea!  He said we needed to have game night along with finger foods.  We needed to make memories along with cultivating our relationships.  It started off simple with a game and a food.  Then we became fancy and made our foods start with the same letter as our game or food and games of the same origin (Hispanic game with Hispanic food).  We included the kids in the decision making and it became fun.  Here is our list suggestion if you want to give it a try.

  • Uno – Nachos
  • Clue – Chicken fingers
  • Rummikub – Ranch Wings
  • Sorry – Soup or Sandwiches
  • Mexican Train – Mexican Lasagna
  • Bingo – Baked Potato
  • Monopoly – Meatballs
  • Twister – Tacos
  • Life – Loaded Tator Tots
  • Balderdash – Beef Quesadilla
  • Spoons – Sausage Pizza
  • Pictionary – Pigs in the Blanket
  • Dominoes – Dumplings
  • Scattergories – Salad
  • Boggle – Burgers






Another thing we do is to volunteer as a family.  Your local soup kitchen is good for most ages of kids.  If you don’t want to do that one, then ask around for a good place to volunteer.  So many places need help.  This will show your kids how fortunate they are and they should appreciate what they have more.  It also can make them and you, feel needed, because ya’ll are needed.  We laugh a lot and become more connected.  I would love to hear your ideas.  You can share your ideas in the comment down below.  Have fun with it and get creative.