Family Theme Night Blog
Fun-filled family night activities based around themes kids love!
april fools' day recipes and some silly family fun!
My silly boys LOVE April Fools' Day (shhh. . . don't tell anyone, but I love it too!). Time to have a very silly family fun night! We started with a "what's wrong in this room" game. I turned over pictures, switched the decorative pillows with more casual ones, turned items upside down . . . you get the picture. The kids had fun figuring out the jokes!
The real fun began with the meal preparation. I let the boys in on the secret, and they were thrilled to make a special meal for Daddy. It started with "dessert" first: an ice cream sundae that wasn't ice cream!
"ice cream sundae" (the real recipe? southwestern shepherds pie topped with a tomato)
Next we had a "dinner" of "chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes." The boys knew the real ingredients and couldn't wait to eat it!
"chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes and gravy"
(the real recipe? bananas covered in crumbs and a pudding dessert with caramel sauce)
Of course on April Fools' Day my boys participated in the more typical pranks. (5 year old Stephen kept telling people that there were tarantulas on their shoulders, and 7 year old Drew wanted to put a "wrestle me" sign on his dad's back.) But I think it was the family dinner that prompted my oldest son to say "this was the best April Fools' Day ever!"
The complete recipes can be found in my new book, Memory Making Meals: Fun & Easy Family Dinners (Created by an Ordinary Mom), available on Amazon (both paperback and Kindle editions). Click on title below picture.
And for more fun ideas and activities for your family (including fun April Fools Day ideas!), take a look at my book Let the Adventure Begin! Theme Nights for Families with Young Children (available on Amazon in both paperback book and Kindle versions). It includes ideas, activities and resources for 56 family fun night themes, including an April Fools Day theme!
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