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Make it Game Day Every Day – Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

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Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

My kids love a good game night. In fact, they love it so much we try to have one at least once a week. Sometimes hectic schedules get in the way and we miss a week or two but we easily make up for it the next weekend. Game nights are even better when they’re shared with friends. The laughs and giggles that ensue throughout the night make it all worthwhile. The last few months have been really busy and it’s been a little while since we had our last game night. So I knew we were way overdue and I wanted to fix that – stat. So I invited some friends over, put together a little menu perfect for gamers big and small and grabbed some games from Goliath Games and Pressman Toys for an epic game night.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Game nights are the perfect way for me to unwind after a stressful week and they’re a great way for the kids to just have FUN. No technology, no tablets or video games. Just good old-fashioned fun! I easily get caught up in the moment playing with the kids and laugh my cares away.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Whenever I host a game night, I want it to be fun but simple at the same time. Easy finger foods, a cute dessert and we’re good to go! Don’t overthink the food. The kids will want to play and not eat anyway so easy finger foods always go over well.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

I kept things simple with foods like mini burgers, pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks and themed cupcakes for dessert.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

I wanted the food to represent some of the games and the kids got the biggest kick out of that.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

You want the games to be the true stars of the party! Games that are great for all ages and ones that will bring out the fun are what you need! The kids had SO much fun playing with an assortment of games like this one from Pressman Toys, Shark Bite. The fun and colorful sea creatures are placed into the game unit with a snap. Each player takes turns rolling the die and fishing for the sea creatures using the fishing rods. But watch out!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

You never know when the shark is going to bite! I loved that this was a battery-free game and the kids had a BLAST trying to make their catch before the shark would bite!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Then there was Giggle Wiggle (from Goliath Games). Giggle Wiggle is a cute caterpillar with several hands to spare. In this game, the kids quickly raced to the top by placing their colored marbles starting from the bottom row of his hands all the way up to the top as he wiggles to the fun music.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

He will try to knock your marbles off as you play, but if he does… just pick them up and keep on racing! The first player to get all their marbles on in a row WINS!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Pop the Pig®, an international preschool classic that is adored by millions of children, was another favorite. The kids loved watching his belly grow as they played. I loved that it teaches the younger kids numbers, colors and counting.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

With Catch the Fox (Goliath Games), the kids took turns putting the chickens in the Fox’s pockets. With each press on his head – you never know when his pants will disappear, sending the chickens scurrying!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

I can’t forget about Doggie Doo. I don’t think I ever heard some of these kids laugh as hard as they did with this pooping dog! The kids took turns feeding the doggie, and giving his leash a little squeeze until ……. plop!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

But parents don’t fret! The new and improved design uses food pellets that make for mess-free clean-up! I never knew cleaning up doggie poo could be so much fun!

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game DayThese games are brought to you by Goliath Games, the fourth-largest children’s game manufacturer in North America and Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest game manufacturer in the United States. So these companies know games and what kids and parents alike will love.

Make it Game Day Every Day - Tips to Host an Epic Game Day

Now is the perfect time host a game night! Grab some of these fun games, invite your friends and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Dawn

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

lisalisa

Sunday 10th of December 2017

We play a lot of games every weekend and these would be some great games to add. I don't make finger food, we always prepare something big to eat but, after seeing this post. I'm going to make a few quick finger snacks for the family to enjoy, it will be less stress for me and more time to play and have fun with the kids.

Alicia

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Fun party ideas! We love game night at my house and these all look like great games

valmg @ Mom Knows It All

Saturday 9th of December 2017

I love family game night (or day). These games would be great for play over the upcoming holiday break.

Crystal

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Looks like you guys had so much fun! We love family game night over here. But I would love to make it more of an event with fun meals and treats. Plus, we needed some new game ideas.

Corinne

Saturday 9th of December 2017

This would be such a fun theme for a birthday party or just an epic play date. Love all the games and the treat ideas you came up with to go along with them!