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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.
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.
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.
I kept things simple with foods like mini burgers, pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks and themed cupcakes for dessert.
I wanted the food to represent some of the games and the kids got the biggest kick out of that.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
These 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.
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!
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