When was your last family date night? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no reason to NOT to celebrate just because you have the kids. In fact, McAlister’s® Deli is encouraging parents to bring the kids out to eat with their Kids Eat Free Day!
Family Date Night Ideas
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love — however that may present itself in your life. Therefore, whether your babysitter is unavailable or you just want to have a family date night, here are a few ways to spend quality time with those closest to you!
Go Out to Eat
Any time mom and dad can get out of the kitchen for a meal, that’s a good thing, right? Take a break from cooking, get the kids into the car, and head to a local restaurant. McAlister’s has been recognized as a top kid-friendly fast casual chain and perfect for families. Plus, as I mentioned above, on Valentine’s Day, Kids Eat Free! Enjoy a great tasting meal and real conversation with your kids.
Have a Picnic
Stop by McAlister’s and pick up your favorite deli meals through their online ordering service. Then, pack the food in a picnic basket and head to a local park. Lay out a blanket or snag a table, either way, you can enjoy a light-hearted meal in an outdoor, casual setting. You and the kids can run and play while enjoying the weather and food.
See a Movie
If the weather isn’t picnic-worthy, go see a movie. Is there a new feature out the kids have really been wanting to see? Hit the matinee and splurge on a treat during the film. Sometimes it’s just the idea of getting away from the house for a little bit that makes for the perfect date night.
Check for local craft classes or events that the whole family can attend. If there are no classes scheduled, buy art supplies and host your own crafting party! It’s all about being creative, expressing yourself, and relishing the time together.
Whether your family likes watching a sport or actually playing, get to it. Will it be a game of catch at the park? Or perhaps your local sports teams have a game on the schedule. Plan a family date night at your favorite sports venue, dress in team colors and cheer on your team!
Family date night ideas do not have to be off the wall or difficult to plan. In fact, we have found that the kids normally just want quality time with mom and dad. It doesn’t necessarily have to be anything particularly grand. Just make the effort and see how the kids respond.
Family Date Night Giveaway
McAlister’s wants you to make a pledge to have more family date nights and continue to strengthen those family bonds. Plus, you can enter to win a weekly Family Date Night at McAlister’s for a year! You can enter once a day through 2/14/2017. Good luck!