Tech connect: Plan a family video game night

Don’t let technology come between you and your family — use it to bond your family members together!

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Plan a family video game night and use the game systems your kids love to create a night that brings you together!

These bloggers have all thrown the perfect video game-themed parties, and we’re sharing their great ideas with you. Have fun!

Set the scene

You can’t have a party without a few decorations! Before your family video game night starts, set the scene in your room. Michelle, over at The Purple Pumpkin, threw a Nintendo party and topped the room with a homemade Nintendo garland. As if that wasn’t enough, she enhanced the look by creating her own Starman hangers out of simple star cutouts.

She also made a health meter out of red heart napkins and an awesome display of Boo balloons, all finished off by store-bought Nintendo paper products and a scattering of action figures.

Feed the crowd

The most important part of any party is the food, so serve up a good spread for your family to enjoy. Make sure to make everything bite-sized and snackable, perfect for grabbing a quick bite in between turns.

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The ladies over at Whirligigs Party Co. put together an awesome video game bash. They provided a huge spread of Nintendo-themed food, including adorable Starman cookies and piranha plant cake pops served in cups of green ice cream.


They also served up a healthier mushroom snack, made from balls of watermelon and chunks of cheese, all skewered together and served on sticks.

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Bridget from Life’s a Party also threw a great video game party. She served up these fabulously easy chocolate Nintendo controllers, made easily with candy molds.

Quench their thirst

All that yelling and screaming that comes with video game playing is sure to work up a thirst in your family. Help them whet their palates with video game water bottles — like the ones Alexis makes over at Jaco’lyn Murphy. The wraps can be purchased through Etsy, but you could easily make them yourself with colorful paper and a printer.

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Quick Tip

Keep everyone happy by planning one family video game night each month. Take turns picking the game.

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