Thursday, April 2, 2009
On the first Friday of every month our church has "First Friday Family and Friend Fun Night" and it starts at 5:55 p.m. (yeah, a lot of f's). ;o) Everyone brings finger foods (sometimes but not always there is a theme: soup/chili, mexican, etc.) and games. For adults, kids and/or both there may be various board games, card games, dominos, billiards, basketball, kickball, talking/fellowship, etc.
It is great. The kids love it and it's nice to get out of the house without spending a fortune (with 4 kids it's difficult to do). The kids get to interact with other kids and we get to do stuff as a family also.
A couple of ladies at our church got together and came up with the idea and implemented the program and it has been a hit ever since. People of all ages from the congregation, their family and/or friends attend.
This Friday we are having our Easter Egg Hunt with the First Friday Family and Friend Night. That way if people are traveling to visit family (for the holiday weekend) or have plans with their family, they don't have to miss our Easter Egg Hunt. I think that was very thoughtful.
Stop on over at Moms By Heart and see what other people do on Fridays for cheap or Free for their families.