We’re always looking for fun Family Dates to enjoy together so I came up with this list here to share our fun with your familia.
One of my favorite creative dinner dates from the list mentioned above is this Smorgasbord Dinner idea.
Smorgasbord Dinner Date Idea (this can totally be modified to do as a date with your hubby)
You can also modify this game and use your pantry instead of going to the grocery store. Though I think it would be a lot more fun for your kids to enjoy a grown up task like grocery shopping at the grocery store so if you can go out.
You will need to give each of your children some money and this fun little shopping list printable as shown below! free printable here.
You may need to give them guidelines so they don’t end up with all junk food. Explain to them that you all are going to create a smorgasbord meal for dinner and they get to do the grocery shopping for it. Make sure they know that whatever they buy is what will be served for dinner.
If you have more then one kid, encourage them to plan out their grocery shopping. My two boys decided ahead of time the menu. pizza for dinner and ice cream for dessert. My husband accompanied of one of them and I went with the other.
The oldest did the math in his notebook to make sure he didn’t go over $5. They took everything out of their grocery cart and paid the cashier themselves. They got a whole whopping 22 cents back that they were excited about.
Once you get home make your smorgasbord meal from all the groceries that they bought begin cooking dinner. My son insisted on buying Ramen noodles and pizza, a very interesting combo but, nonetheless, that is what we had for dinner.
This is what they came home with.