Tips for a fun Friday night at home

We're spending more time at home these days. If your routine is getting a little too routine, it's time to shake things up a bit. Here are some tips for a fun Friday night at home. 


Scavenger hunt


A scavenger hunt is fun for the whole family. For couples, it can be a silly, fun and even romantic Friday night activity. You will need a list of the things to be found. They can be listed in the form of clues that must be solved before they can be searched for. There should be a time limit and a prize for the winner. Good luck, scavengers!


Themed movie night


Chances are you've been spending many nights in front of the TV. Shake up your routine by organizing a themed movie night. You can start by making a meal that's associated with the movie. The Binging with Babish YouTube channel can help with this. Recreate the movie theatre experience by not only making popcorn but serving it in novelty theatre-style popcorn boxes. You may want to choose a movie that has a sequel (or two, or three) to make a full night of it. If you want to go all out, dress up as your favourite character. You're at home, no one can see. Let loose!


Film your own cooking show


Make dinner more fun by making your own cooking show. You can shoot it on your phone. Everyone in the family can participate in some way, either behind the camera or on-camera. Choose an easy but impressive recipe and you'll be "having a lot of fun on today's show", in no time! Watching your show together is the most fun part. 


Play games


When you've had your fill of screen time, it's time to remember the simple joy of a family game night. Break out the board games, puzzles or play a live-action game, like charades. The laughs are built right in! Game on!


Have an indoor picnic


Simply straying a little from your normal routine can be enough to shake things up and bring you and your family closer together. Instead of another meal around the table (or standing over the sink), try an indoor picnic. Lay out a blanket in the living room (preferably red and white checkered), pack dinner in a picnic basket and get ready for a good time -- without the ants. 


BentallGreenOak hopes these tips help you have a fun Friday night at home.


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