Family Fun Date Night

Family Date Night Ideas

I love to go on dates with my husband, however, I also love to have Family Date Night!  We try to do this at least once a month.  My kids will do or help with just about anything to earn this special night.


At the beginning of the week, I give each child an envelope. Then, they get to decorate and write their name on the envelope. This envelope is like a wallet. Throughout the week, I give my kids tickets each time they are helpful or do their chores.

Once Family Date Night arrives, they get to redeem their tickets for popcorn, drinks and movie treats. I soon learned what drinks and candy my kids would go for.

Before the movie starts, we have a “Make Your Own Pizza” bar.  We each like our pizza a different way, so we have a lot of fun making our pizzas just how we like them!

In addition to the “Make Your Own Pizza” station, we make donuts! For Christmas, we received an awesome donut maker. I have seen donut makers at Kohls, Target and Wal-Mart. You can create donuts in literally a matter of minutes!  After we make the donuts, we set up a station for frosting and decorating!

Once the food is created,  the kids buy their treats and then it is time for the movie!

All in all, this special date night costs around $10 and the memories last forever!

About the Author: Corie

I enjoy life! My family is my everything. I enjoy shopping and decorating and of course...being a DIVA!

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  1. Love the movie night idea!!! 🙂 Our favorite family fun activity in the winter is playing board games together!! During the summer, it is taking long walks! Love being together as a family!

  2. Love the idea with the tickets! Can’t wait to try it !!! Our favorite family activities include bike riding, camping, movie nights, and playing the wii together. Another one we have been really having a lot of fun with is playing hide and seek in the dark with the kids!

  3. We play baseball in the driveway/street, just my son, my hubby and I… ok they make me shag balls but every now and then I surprise them with my skills 🙂

  4. This is such a fun idea! Our favorite family activity is going on picnics. We’ll go to a park where we can build a fire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Our little girl loves it!

  5. What a fun family night! Thanks for the idea! My family loves to go camping. Whether it’s out in the dessert, up on a mountain, or even just out in the back yard – we always have a good time!

  6. I love our dinner nights. My kids are older so when we get together and cook together and eat together. Dessert is always fun, it usually ends up in a cake batter/icing fight and then movies and relaxing.

  7. Our favorite family fun night activity is actually our Friday night pizza & movie nights. We order pizza & breadsticks, let our 3-year-old choose the movie, & hunker down all cozy like on the couch!! A more recent favorite is a Tuesday (first 3 ounces free!) trip to our local self-serve yogurt bar. Our daughter loves that she can create her own treat!!

  8. We love doing fun things outdoors and also turning these date night ideas into family fun. We did a taste of India theme night and I got to teach my son about India and later enjoyed mom and dad date night. Thank you for the great ideas. I have used many in a date night ministry at church.

  9. We love to play “restaurant”. I will make a menu of all our left overs and dress up silly to be the waitress. then my hubby will bring the kids in. they color while they wait for the salad and oder whatever they want from the menu. It is always a good time.

  10. Our favorite family fun night activity is actually a morning activity. Saturday mornings have become sacred lazy mornings that we protect heavily. We all curl into one bed and read books together, talk about our favorite (or not so favorite parts) of the week before having a ‘make-your-own-meusli’ bar with fresh fruit for breakfast. We work hard to have most (if not all) the chores done on Friday so that we can enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning together, even our little toddler gets excited about it!

  11. For Valentine’s Day we did Mission Fam-Possible. I created spy-related games. Like we all had nerf guns and could shoot each other and take prisoners. I strung crepe paper across a hall and we pretended they were lasers and we had to go from one end to another without tripping the laser (which resulted in owing a chore). We had a special item “stolen” that we had to recapture and the whole house was an obstacle course of pillows, balls, blankets, toys, up-turned furniture, etc. Oh, and we did the whole thing in the dark with only our head lamps. We had such a great time and once we “captured” our family heart, we ate pink heart-shaped pancakes with strawberries for dinner.

  12. WE love Nerf night. We have a dozen or so nerf guns and we hid them around the house. Then we start the battle. Our two and six year olds love it.

  13. One of my favorites (and one we are doing this weekend) is our inside-camp-out. We make tinfoil dinners in the oven, then smores, and make our tent in the living room while we play card games. Cheap, and super fun!

  14. This sounds fun! Better than our usually Family Fun Friday where we make homemade pizza & watch a video. Do any of you creative readers have ideas for a date for a mom with her 12 year old son?

  15. This is a very cool idea and very creative too. We have recently started dedicating some fun “date” times with out kids. Always good to see fresh ideas. Keep up the good work!

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