50 Memorable Family Fun Night Ideas Your Whole Family Will Love

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Creative Family Fun Date Night Ideas

Creating a time for your family to put down the devices and have a good time together is so important. We believe so strongly that this is what creates a strong family unit, which is why we compiled fun date night ideas to inspire you! Everyone needs some special family time to keep bonds strong. As much as we believe in dating your spouse, we also believe that there is a time and a place for family dates! Some of my favorite memories are those special times spent with our whole family as we tackled games and new experiences. And I will never forget when my daddy took me on a special date to the book store—he knew the way to his daughter’s heart! To help you decide where you will begin we have pulled together our 50 BEST family fun night ideas to make family date night happen!

Spending special family fun nights together is our favorite! I can't wait to try out all the holiday options! #FamilyFunNight #FamilyDateNight #DatingDivas

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In order to give you the BEST resources so that you can give your BEST to your family, we present 50 of our FAVORITE family fun night plans. Some of them were originally created for a group date, but are easily turned into a family-group date. We have 4 different categories to help you find what is right for you!

  1. Active Date Nights for Families
  2. Family Fun Date Nights In
  3. Holiday Themed Family Date Nights
  4. Family Fun Date Night Products

You are sure to find something that will please any kiddo in your family—young or old! Mix up your family fun night theme every once in a while and they won’t turn into a dreaded time, but your most cherished hours together. 

Active Family Fun Night Date Ideas

Take the family to the park, the green, or just make a scene with some of these wacky ideas! 

Active Family Fun Night Ideas

  1. Bowling for the Whole FamilyThis bowling game is not a normal night at the lanes! Mix it up for your family fun date!
  2. Ultimate Mini Golf DateAlong the same lines as our crazy bowling, this is a game of mini-golf you will never forget.
  3. Spring OlympicsCelebrate the nice weather with some Spring Olympics challenges!
  4. Soak Up The FunThis is not a clean night… but it is good clean fun!
  5. Splash PartyKeep the water fun going with a Splash Bash
  6. Family Field DayField day is the most anticipated day of grade school, so bring it home!
  7. Night GamesNight games are fun for parents and kids! Revisit your childhood with this special family date night.
  8. Kids CampThis could be multiple family date nights with a sweet summer camp theme!
  9. Park HoppingGet going and visit all those parks you’ve only driven by!
  10. Zoo Scavenger HuntWhat a fun way to mix up your normal zoo day.
  11. Amusement Park TipsTake these tips to make your family date at the amusement park FUN—not stressful!
  12. Library Book Scavenger HuntThe grown-up bookstore version is a favorite date of the Divas, so we had to have one for our littles!

Family Fun Date Nights In

Not every family date night needs to be one that requires loading up and heading out on the town. Some of our favorite nights take place right in our home and backyard.

Family Fun Night Ideas for Date Nights In

    1. Manners MatterTeach your children important skills with a fun, interactive game!
    2. S’mores Date NightS’mores are a family favorite—minimal prep and maximum dessert delight! Check out this s’mores kit!
    3. After-Dark Scavenger HuntDelay bedtime a little for this glowing activity.
    4. StaycationIf a grand vacation isn’t in your future, enjoy this staycation!
    5. Glow-in-the-Dark Game NightAnother fun glow party for those late nights!
    6. Family Game NightA game night with tickets involved is always winning in the kids’ book!
    7. Cookie Cup Sundae NightFamily date night with a treat! All without leaving the kitchen.
    8. Family Movie DateThe cutest family date night for a movie in! (Bonus movie idea list!)
    9. Backyard Movie DateIf you live in a warm climate… take movie night to the backyard!
    10. Popcorn Bar Date NightA popcorn bar is a great low-key way to enjoy time together with a sweet and salty treat.
    11. Hotel Transylvania Movie NightThis family movie is perfect for your spooky sweeties! Treat ideas included. Find the movie, here!
    12. Kids Take Over the KitchenKids love being able to help in the kitchen, turn over the reins for this family fun date!

Holiday Themed Family Fun Nights

Holidays are the perfect time to add a little pizzazz to your family fun night. We love starting special – but simple! – traditions with these brilliant ideas! 

Holiday Themed Family Fun Night Ideas

      1. New Year’s Eve CountdownNo one says the kids have to stay up until midnight… but this countdown will still give them some fun!
      2. Cupid’s Crazy CaféThis is similar to Fool’s Cafe, but for Valentine’s Day, include the kiddos in this day of love.
      3. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger HuntRemember going on Leprechaun hunts as a kid? Send your littles on their own St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt!
      4. St Patrick’s Exercise Treasure huntSpringtime is the perfect time to get moving! Add in some treasure for a surprise!
      5. You’ve Been EggedNo, no, no – not that kind of egging! Put them back in the fridge and pull out the jellybean-filled plastic ones instead!
      6. Christ Centered Easter DinnerRecenter your family with the reason for the Easter season.
      7. Easter Egg Scavenger HuntWe’ve yet to meet a kid who didn’t love a scavenger hunt, especially if there are treats mixed in!
      8. Fool’s CaféFamily dinners don’t always have to be serious! Try livening it up for April Fool’s.
      9. Summer Breakfast Kick OffCelebrate all things summer with a *late* breakfast. (Fingers crossed on the late part!)
      10. School Supply Scavenger HuntSometimes going back to school is less than exciting…. this will sparkle it up!
      11. Back to School DinnerAfter the kids find their supplies treat them to a special family dinner.
      12. Haunted Gingerbread HousesTwist the gingerbread house tradition for Halloween—make them haunted!
      13. Pumpkin Carving NightAll Hallows Eve requires pumpkins—make a family date night out of it. This carving kit has everything you need!
      14. Trick or Treat Scavenger HuntPrepare for a fun night of Trick or Treating with a special family scavenger hunt.
      15. You’ve Been GobbledThanksgiving is all about being grateful – share the joy by gobbling your neighbors! {No… not eating them!}
      16. Gingerbread house PartyA house party! A Gingerbread house party that is, complete with awards if desired.
      17. Santa Cookie KitSpread the Christmas cheer with a Santa cookie assembly line.
      18. Fun Christmas To-Do ListA done-for-you Christmas bucket list and a 1-day ALL-THINGS-CHRISTMAS to-do list.

Family Fun Date Night Products

When you need just a little extra help {aka all the work done for you!} this is where you need to end up. These kits are amazing for helping you get organized and ready to enjoy that family fun night tradition! 

Family Fun Date Night Products

      1. Parenting Teens KitSpend some quality time with the tweens and teens in your life.
      2. A Year of Family Date NightsThis is a year of dates planned for your whole family!
      3. Year of Kid Date IdeasKid dates for those days when one of your kids needs special time.
      4. Mini Mom and Dad DateMini dates for mini kiddos that are perfect for something a little out of the ordinary.
      5. Road Trip Adventure BoxTake the whole family out on an adventure with this road trip box!
      6. Family Conversation CardsDinner time shouldn’t be dull. If you struggle with topics to talk about, grab these conversation starters!
      7. Around the World Progressive DinnerTravel the world together… just in your neighborhood!
      8. Family Camping Trip KitNature calls and the answer is a family camping trip!

We hope these ideas help you start spending some special quality time with the other ones who matter most—but don’t forget a special date night for just you and your spouse too! 😉 Go make memories! 


I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 9 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband) and our 4 kiddos. I teach high school English during the school year and in the summertime, we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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  1. There are some amazing ideas listed here! I love the scavenger hunt idea. Gosh knows the Parenting Teens Kit will come in handy too.

  2. I love hanging out with my kids. These ideas are so great. Thanks for putting this amazing list together.

  3. What a great list!! My family loves doing activities together & this is full of fun stuff!!