May 302012
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Affordable Family Fun: Family Appreciation Night

I really enjoy reading Formula Mom’s blog.  Mariah always has great crafts, fun giveaways, and yummy-looking recipes.  A couple of weeks ago she wrote about having a family appreciation night as a fun, affordable family activity.

Mariah suggested giving each family member a jar or cup, and then passing out slips of paper.  Each person would write two or three compliments for each person and drop them in that family member’s cup.  Then they would take turns reading aloud the compliments they had received.

I totally see that as something we’ll be doing in the future.  I think it would be fun to make it a monthly thing.  Instead of cups and paper slips, though, I will probably cut out a rectangle per person of kraft paper.  Prior to dinner I would place the pieces on the table next to their plates, and then everyone could come in and write or draw their compliments for each person.  I’d pick them up before we ate, and then after dessert I’d pass them back out and everyone could take turns reading theirs (a good reminder of what we like about each other in case any squabbles came up during dinner!).

I’d reuse the rectangles at each family appreciate night until both the front and back side of each was full.  Then I would cover them with contact paper and use them as placemats.  This way we’d continually be reminded of the compliments we received and how much we love each other!

Do you have any special, affordable ways that you like to celebrate your family and show appreciation for one another?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  4 Responses to “Looking For Affordable Family Fun Activities? Hold A Family Appreciation Night!”

  1. I love the idea of the jar cup!

  2. I think that’s a great idea! I keep meaning to stop by Formula Mom’s site too – I know it exists but always forget!

    An idea that we have that incorporates all family members is a “Member’s Choice” option when we watch a movie, go on a family outing, etc. We rotate between all of us on who gets to pick. That way everyone gets a chance to do what they want to do with the fam.

  3. We do silly things like make cards for each other and leave them in funny places we know they will find it. If it makes someone laugh it’s a winner in our home!

  4. You are so creative! Will you adopt me?

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