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Family Game Night on a Budget

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We are moving into a new home, so needless to say money is pretty tight. Now, just because we can't spend much money doesn't mean we still can't have fun! We just have to get a little more creative. Family game night has always been something we love doing together, and it that's an activity that costs almost nothing and always makes great memories.

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Game night just isn't game night without food! Snacks and drinks are a must-have and you can find your favorites for pretty cheap anywhere you go, but finding dinner is usually the tricky part. Pizza is always a favorite at our house, and it can really get costly pretty quick if you aren't careful.

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Luckily, Coupons.com has an offer on Tony's Pizza to save you even more! You can get 75¢ off two Tony's Pizzas (11.04 oz or larger) found in the Walmart frozen aisle (while supplies last).

We were pleasantly surprised by the Tony's Pizzas. Usually frozen pizza has a reputation of tasting like cardboard. We tried both the Meat-Trio Pizza and the Pepperoni Pizzas, and were impressed with the crispier, crunchier crust, and noticed there were a lot more toppings to give it a great flavor that the whole family loved!

Coming up with game ideas is probably the most challenging part of putting a family game night together. You'll need a few different options to choose from, and you might even need to think about purchasing a game or two if you don't own any. Here are a few of my go-to family game night suggestions:

1. FREE Games: Kick back and have game night like you did when you were younger! No batteries or technology needed here! Charades, pictionary, hide and seek (or lights-out hide and seek if you have older kids), Simon Says, tag, and 20 questions are just a few games that kids of all ages will have fun playing.

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2. Board & Card Games: If you own a bunch of board games, you're in luck! Choose from your collection, or have each member of the family choose a game and play each one throughout the evening. If you don't own any, don't panic. You could ask friends, family, or neighbors if they have some you could borrow. If you really want to purchase some for yourself, Walmart has great prices on all kinds of board games.

Some of our favorite board games for toddlers/small kids are games like Memory, Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Cooties, and Uno!

3. Video Games: Buying games to play on a console can cost a lot of money up-front, but really come in handy when you decide to have a family game night in. You can also rent video games for cheap at Redbox if you're looking for something new to play (using free Redbox codes can save you even more!).

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4. Puzzles: Puzzles are a great way to spend time together as a family. It teaches younger children that we need to all work as a team to get the job done, and it's so fun to just talk while you put puzzle pieces together. You can get puzzles for great prices just about anywhere, but I have found great quality puzzles of all different sized at the dollar store (score)!

5. Printable Games: There are literally thousands of free or incredibly inexpensive games online that you can download and print. I have a few free printable bingo games, and some memory games for the kids available here at Artsy-Fartsy Mama (check them out in the Printables tab above).

So don't stress out about family game night if money's a little tight or you are just trying to adjust your budget. It is possible to have a great night at home with all the fun (or more) of a night out on the town while saving money.

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What are your favorite games to play as a family? If you have any suggestions, please list them in the comments! We are always looking for new ideas.


26 comments:

  1. What fun! I have to admit I love Frozen Pizza. But frozen pizza with a family game night makes it even better. And these look like the funnest game ideas!

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  2. Your little girl is getting so big! Game nights and pizza are the best!

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  3. The perfect addition to family game night! Can't wait to do this with my little guys (maybe this week)! :o)

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  4. So fun! We really need to play more games as a family. We love frozen pizza too!

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  5. I need to be better about getting all the little kid games out. They usually play them but I need to get some new ones for our collection! :)

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  6. Tonys pizza is one of my favorite frozen pizzas!

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  7. Love this idea. My kids totally love to play games. :) Of course, we're huge pizza lovers too. :)

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  8. Last night as our game night, we played uno and twister and then invented uno twister ;)

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  9. Great reminder of how easy and how fun family night can be! Pizza makes everything better!

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  10. How fun. I wanna do a fun family night like this with my kids

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  11. This is the best night ever!! Seriously it is my fave! Love game night with pizza!

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  12. Love pizza and game nights! They create the best memories!

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  13. We love having family board game night. My boys would love it if we did it with Pizza as well. A couple of our favorite games are Doodle Dice and Disney Sorry.

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  14. I love game nights but it's so true it's way easier when you don't have to figure out what to do and of course pizza makes everything better

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  15. We love family game night. Those are all great tips. Any time spent with your family is time well spent!

    xo
    Daniela
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com

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  16. We need to have more nights like this that are just low key and easy. I love all of your game suggestions. I might have to try out simon says with my kids. I don't think we have ever tried that one.

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  17. I love all of these ideas! Pizza and games go together perfectly!

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  18. I love family game night and I love all your ideas! Family, games and pizza are a perfect combination.

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  19. Game night is always so much fun! I can't wait until the boys are old enough to play.

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  20. I love a good game night, but I am a sucker for puzzles. Love them! Great ideas!

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  21. We brought a huge bucket of games out to north carolina with us. I'll have to plan a fun family game night like this when morgan gets a day off!

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  22. I can't wait until my kids are old enough for game night. This looks so fun!

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  23. Tony's pizza + games = THE PERFECT FAMILY NIGHT!

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