Some time ago, the video above went viral. People were blown away by the fact that a father took the time to treat his daughter to such a special evening because it’s so out of the ordinary. Family is the most precious gift that God has blessed us with. We’re not sure about you, but we think it’s time to make moments like that one an ordinary occurrence. Kids don’t stay small forever, but that little girl will remember that moment with her father for years to come.
Let’s all start making more of an effort to spend time with our loved ones. If you need some family date night ideas to help you get started, read on! We’ve picked some of our favorites for you – and they’re perfect for fall!
1. Visit a pumpkin patch! Whether you want to bake a pie with it or carve a silly face, don’t settle for a grocery store pumpkin. Get your sweaters and boots on, and go pick one out yourself!
Bonus: Pumpkin patches make for great photos of the kids.
2. Build a fort. Gather all the pillows and blankets you can find in the house to make the most epic tent/fort. When you’re done, make some popcorn, snuggle in the blankets together, and pop in a great movie to enjoy – we recommend A Charlie Brown Halloween/Thanksgiving!
3. Enjoy an evening of sunset and star gazing. Texas autumns just so happen to have the most beautiful sunsets. Set out a blanket in the backyard and treat the whole family to hot cocoa while you watch the sun go down and the first stars shine.
4. Have a family tournament! Kickball is usually a safe bet for a family sports evening. This will be even more fun if you get the whole gang in on it over Thanksgiving weekend – cousins, nieces, nephews – we bet even grandma and grandpa would be up for keeping score!
Whatever you decide to do with your loved ones, make it something special. When the kids are grown and have moved away, you’ll be so glad you made time to make beautiful memories with them.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
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