Last month, I talked about taking some time for the adults and hosting a grown-up games night. This month, I’m getting back to family.
Fall is ridiculously busy in our home the past couple of years. Between back-to-school, conference trips, Thanksgiving, Halloween and then getting ready for the holidays, sometimes it all seems like a blur. It’s during busy times like these I need to just unplug and spend a quiet night at home with the FamJam, and bonding over games and snacks is a perfect way to do it. To help you embrace the season and spend quality time with your family, Mattel Games has the following tips:
It’s never too late to create new family traditions this fall season. One of the best ways to create a tradition that ensures your family is spending quality time together, rather than just being in the same room together, is to play a game everyone will enjoy. Fun and interactive games like Card N Go SeekTM and Bounce-OffTM offer an exciting and engaging game that your family will be excited to play. Try breaking out the same game, or dedicating a game “time” at your next fall family gathering and make it a tradition for the years to come!
Your family is growing so quickly sometimes its hard to even see the differences right in front of you. This fall season make sure you take plenty of photos from Thanksgiving to Halloween. Capture your family at these various points to not only take a photo, but also capture the memory for years to come. Also starting the tradition of taking family photos on special occasions like Halloween and Thanksgiving will create happy memories that your family will be keen to capture year in and out.
Just like the beautiful fall colours, the season will be gone before you know it! Try planning ahead this fall season to squeeze in all your family’s favourite fall activities. Check pumpkin and apple picking seasons in advance to ensure your local patch or orchard are open and for how long.
One to One.
While spending time together as a family is important to build memories, one to one time is equally important. Make sure you take time to bond with your little ones individually. From baking a pie for Thankgiving dinner, to throwing the ball in the backyard your little ones (and you!) will have precious memories of the quality time spent together.
Keep it Manageable.
While it can be tempting to totally overload yourself this fall season from creating the perfect homemade Halloween costumes to making everything for Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, try not to take on too much. Too many on you to-do list will leave you feeling stressed, rather than focussing on family time. Don’t be afraid to lighten the load to ensure your spending quality time with your family, and building memories for years to come!
No matter how you decide to bond with your family this fall season, don’t forget that taking the time to build memories now, will bring your entire family happiness in the future, regardless of where life takes you!
Mattel Games has provided me with 3 prize packs, each consisting of Card N Go Seek and Bounce-Off valued at $39.98. To enter to win a pack, complete the form below and good luck!
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