Frugal families just want to have fun. Honestly, we don’t set out thinking, “How can we do this for little money or no cost?” That requires too much thinking and is just not fun or how we approach life. We do think, “How can we have fun and laugh with the people we love and care about?” The answer?
Game night has been a regular gathering over the years where we have tried different board games, charades, dessert, and drinks. It can also include dinner but then it’s almost too long of a night for kids – they just want to get to the game part of the evening and cut out the adult visiting time!
The favorite game? Charades. Well, that’s my kid’s favorite. There’s acting, suspense, timing, quick-thinking, and hand-gesturing with charades. Don’t forget the shrieks of joy and groans of pain when the other team solves your best, well thought out topic in under 20 seconds. Adults must do things during charades that kids don’t usually get to witness. Perhaps this is why it’s such a hit with the younger generation!
Often times, once our kids head up to bed, game night usually ends with talks of changing the world, fixing what’s broken in our society, and agreeing that next time we won’t stay up so late!
Photo credit: The picture was taken by our friends who also baked the pie. My pies are baked with whole wheat flour and never look this pretty!
Have you played charades with your family?