Our new Friday night family tradition


I’m a sucker for tradition. Especially a family tradition. It’s why we do our annual Christmas card. Our pj’s to church and Waffle House Christmas eve dinner. My yearly Spring Break trip with two of my best girlfriends and why my husband and I “try” to have a date night, just us, once a month. I looooove having traditions because I feel like it gives me something to look forward to.

girlsMy husband and I noticed that over the Summer on our weekends, we had a tendency to have dinner with the family and then our daughters would go off to watch their kids movie and then he and I would knock out a show on DVR or watch a movie. While I am all about doing that too, I felt like we were getting a little disconnected from doing something together as a family. So we decided to start doing Family Fun Movie Friday nights. We make homemade pizzas together, let the kids eat in the living room…I know, I know…we’re crazy like that and then we all enjoy a movie together while eating our homemade pizza!

So far we’ve only done it once…HA!, but tonight is going to be our second time. We are aiming for once a month or every other week. I thought I would share this new tradition idea with you for two reasons.

  1. I would love for YOU to share what are your family traditions.
  2. I would also love to know which family movies you recommend because I’m starting a list. Think…your own favorite childhood movies or just your favorite kid-friendly family movies.Nightmare Before Christmas

The first time we did Family Fun Movie Night we watched Nightmare Before Christmas together. Mostly because we were heading to Walt Disney World the following weekend and since we were dressing up as characters from Nightmare Before Christmas, we thought it would be a good refresher to watch one of our favorite movies together. We also thought it would help get us excited for our first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, not that we needed to be anymore excited. 😉

So what is your favorite family tradition AND what is a great family movie you would recommend for our list?

Happy weekend!

XO Surviving Mommy



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