ss_blog_claim=80281e8a6739f8d9e9a2abcd6c0ea72d

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Fun Night and Giveaway!

Congratulations to Eeclaire, she is the winner of the Walmart Giftcard!

Last week I was given a $40.00 Walmart giftcard to have a Family Game Night. Although Mekhi is only two, I think it is a brilliant idea and a wonderful way to save money and spend ,quality time together as a family, especially if you have multiple children. I quickly found the Family Game Night aisle at Walmart which was stocked with games and movies that were priced at $10.00 and under, plus snacks that averaged about $3.00. I decided to come up with a theme for the Family Game Night and I like to call it Preschool mania. Mekhi goes crazy for dinosaurs, zoo animals and The Very Hungry Caterpillar so these were the staples of the night.

We watched the two movies I purchased - "Dinosaurs" and "The Wild" in one evening.





We snacked on popcorn, milk, juice and fruit. With all of my purchases we are going to have multiple nights (and days) of fun. As any mother of a toddler knows, watching a movie once is unheard of and we've already watched Dinosaurs four times and The Wild twice. Every night we've played a round of The Very Hungry Caterpillar game and although Mekhi is still too young to get the concept of moving around the board with the game pieces, we use the game to match pieces and feed the caterpillar.



My mother is in town and she is enjoying the movies and the game too.

Having family fun night is an affordable and practical way to spend time together and save money. For the three adults in my family to purchase tickets to a movie and have snacks we would have easily spent $40.00 or more. By staying in we are really stretching our dollars and in this economy I know everyone can appreciate that!

GIVEAWAY

Walmart has generously provided me with a $40.00 giftcard so that you can have your own Family Game Night. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me the favorite game or movie in your household!

Contest is open until Wednesday, September 23rd 11:00 PM EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email. Winner has 24 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!



313 comments:

1 – 200 of 313   Newer›   Newest»
Janette said...

Our favorite game is Life and our favorite movie is Madagascar.

Anonymous said...

Did you ever watch the "TWO FAT LADIES"? Well, the BBC site has the Series' Videos, and I have only one so far ( the Christmas special):
its getting worn out, I replay it every week.writer61@yahoo.com

Pat said...

We love to play Rummikub and TriOminoes

AmandaDufau said...

Hi Renee,

My family's favorite game is Connect Four. Both my 6-year-old and my 2-year-old can participate, and it's fast-paced enough that they don't lose interest.
As for favorite movie, their interests vary, but the current favorite is Night at the Museum 2.

Amanda

ky2here said...

Our favorite games are Uno and I Spy.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we like life, monopoly and operation and lion king is the favorite movie in the house along with finding nemo right now

Diane said...

My 6-year-old grandson's current favorite film to watch at grandma's house is "Mamma Mia." He knows all the words to all the songs!

Angela said...

Our family loves Trivial Pursuit because we all seem to be pretty good at every day trivia!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

cutie booty cakes
gjakins@cableone.net

eclairre said...

We play a lot of scrabble, monopoly, and clue in this household~!

Anonymous said...

Our favorite is Scrabble!

Kim
turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

My 6-year-old daughter loves to play Guess Who? and my 2-year-old son loves to watch Toy Story.

ohstac said...

We like to play Sequence and our favorite movies are the Harry Potter series.

Kathy Sykes said...

We put together a giant Noah's ark puzzle of about 25 pieces at least three times per week. Right now the favorite movies in our house are Leap frog Letter Factory and Elmos potty time. Still working on the potty training.

cdziuba said...

We LOVE Scrabble, we have weeks where we play every night.

valerie2350 said...

we like playing spoons - works for a variety of ages :)

Jackie Blue said...

Our favorite game is Hi-Ho Cherry O and our favorite movie is Flicka ...my daughter loves horses!

jbs3005 (at)aol (dot) com

Stephanie said...

We love boggle and yahtzee in our house
tvollowitz at aol dot com

demmi said...

uno is one of our favorites con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Courtney said...

that's easy.. scrabble!!

vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

Jami said...

We have several of the themed Trivial Pursuits and love the ones that are now with DVD's!

mickeyfan said...

We like card games (pitch, etc) and the #1 movie here is "The Outlaw Josey Wales".

Danielle said...

Our favorite game is twister.
drellis500(At)gmail.com

Stephanie said...

We love to play Cranium & watch Shrek! Thanks scg00387 at yahoo dot com

coliebear said...

Our favorite family game is cootie.

lenz.nicole@gmail.com

uberabby said...

We love playing catch phrase in our house.

Thanks for this opportunity!

randio said...

We like Phase 10!

dcyrill said...

We love Dominos and Ice Age(all of them)

K said...

We love Sequence.

Lynn said...

Our favorite games for Family Night are Memory with just a plain deck of cards and Candy Land.

My best, Lynn

Jennifer said...

We like Sorry and Uno! And right now my kids are crazy about the Hannah Montana movie! I like it too!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Steph said...

My kids like to play Hi Ho Cherry-O and they love the Toy Story movies.

ms0812@zoominternet.net

Annie1 said...

Our favourite movie is Lord of the Rings (all of them) and our favourite game is Boggle!


ty


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Mimi the kitten said...

Our favorite game is Backgammon.

blabla3269 said...

my son and I have a thng with risk, my hunny is hooked on dominos but as a family we play monopoly

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

My kids go through stages, but right now Elefun is the favorite game of the moment.
kc@mominthecity.com

Kristi said...

Movie... hard to choose, we have a lot! The game is Operation!
kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Our favorite movie is kunfu panda.my daughter loves it and we sometimes play candyland,monopoly, and bingo.
segura_rosmery@yahoo.com

Gabrielle McAfee said...

I always loved "Life" and still do! I remember playing it with my grandpa and he would get mad and say I cheated. Great times. Apples to Apples is amazing too, Helen Keller always wins, no matter what the card is
Gabbymasquerade@msn.com

Lowbudget said...

Hi,

I just wanted to say that having a game night is the highlight of our week. We look forward to Friday nights. We like to play Uno, Checkers (on the Cracker Barrel rug w/ large chips), Connect Four and Trouble!

My son enjoys watching Sponge Bob movies as well as various movies we pick up at the library from time to time.

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

Monopoly will probably always be our favorite game! (You're son is so cute!) =)

Pixie said...

Apples to Apples is our staple! You can't help but end up giggling. :)

Cheryl said...

Our favorite movie to watch as a family is Curious George (the movie). We have Disney movie night every Thursday, and really enjoy them. We haven't played a lot of games together, but we hope to change that with this prize. We do love to play BINGO and we even made our own little cards and balls.

Thanks for the contest.

Dejoni said...

We like Scrabble. As far as movie, right now we're into anything Disney.

SweetWICK said...

Scattergories and Scrabble! GO WORD GAMES! Love it...movies? Ahh, of course "The Notebook" for the serious nights and how about some classics "Dumb & Dumber" or "Office Space" for some good laughs?? ! :O)

wkfr said...

monopoly is our favorite

Christine said...

Wall-E is the family favorite movie(even the 17 year old enjoyed it). Although action movies are favored when dad chooses the movie(X men Origins was last viewed movie).

The kids and I enjoyed the Cranium Cadoo game. I also like games that help them learn like Totally Gross Science game.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

If I win the card I will be getting either Boochie(not a board game but an activity game) or Querf, which sounded alot like Cranium only sillier.

Debbie said...

Our family loves the movie "Cars".

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

1stopmom said...

We love watching movies in my house. One of our favorites is Zathura and the 10th Kingdom. We also play a lot of games. Our top three are Connect Four, Uno and Monopoly.

admin(at)1stopmom.com

Amanda said...

We love to play Twister!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Sweeter the berry said...

Our favorite game for many years has been and still is Scrabble.
letessha@yahoo.com

wantsandwishes said...

The favorite game in our household is Monopoly and the favorite movie has got to be....RV.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

My son is also two so we have lots of fav movies: little mermaid, bolt, monsters. havent tried games yet. If i won this card I'd love to buy some kids games! how fun!

Mia said...

That sounds like a fun night for sure. In our house, the favorite game is CandyLand. Favorite thing to do is color or read a book. Favorite movies rotate: Horton Hears a Who vs Nemo vs Bee Movie.....

vividchord said...

Our favorite game is Trivial Pursuit

heaventrees said...

The favorite movie is Star Wars. sigh.

Rebecca Graham said...

We like to play Scrabble.

kristy said...

We like boggle, pictionary, and monopoly. As for movies, we watch a lot of cartoons and Pixar movies

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

Darlene said...

Trivial Pursuit

pamcallahan said...

Our favorite game is Hungry Hungry Hippos and our favorite movie is Monsters Inc.

pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

David Johnson said...

We like to play Sorry, thanks.

mannequin said...

We love to play Scrabble and Clue. One of us loves Monopoly but Monopoly at bedtime is NOT a good idea.
BoyX also likes Mancala but I think that's only because he is an undefeated champion.
My goodness, Mekhi looks like such a big boy in that photo!

Carol EL said...

Our game is Sorry and my grandaughter watches ET over and over. jelly15301@gmail.com

melody said...

Candyland is our favorite and any Winnie the Pooh movie

sweepmom said...

Our favorite game is Uno.

Tracey said...

Our favorite games are Rock Band, Scrabble and Guesstures.
traymona[at]aol.com

peg42 said...

Our favorite is Clue. My kids just learned how to play Clue and now, like me, love it. Thanks.

lsfish said...

Our favorite games were Monopoly and Go For It

Marcia said...

My granddaughter and I love to play Connect Four.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

1agordon said...

we love Yahtzee

clynsg said...

Favorite game is Uno (grandson is only 8 months old, hard to tell what the games will be later!), and several favorite movies. My son-in-law just shakes his head and leaves when my daughter & I start with one of the old time musicals!

clynsg at yahoo.com

hminnesota said...

we love to play pictionary.

idahomom said...

We love stock market.

buzzd said...

We love Monopoly.

AJ said...

5 card draw poker

abfantom said...

We love to play Sorry! during family game nights and watch the Ice Age movies for family movie night.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

cathiem said...

We play Monopoly.

Alice said...

the iron giant, is a geat movie for the whole family

semtaylor said...

Sequence is a game we love to play a lot. semtaylor@yahoo.com

K. Rock said...

We like Blockus.

chris said...

we love sorry!!! even my little guy (4) will play! And of course we play chuttes and ladders and candy land when the youngest picks the games!

April said...

We love to play Monopoly and the Game of Life!

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Laura said...

Our favorite family game is Sorry! It's fun and is great practice for numbers and counting.

cpullum said...

Our favorite Movie is Mary Poppins and game is Monopoly!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Harmon said...

Our family favorite movie is "A Christmas Story". We watch it every December at least twice! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Our favorite game to play is Candyland.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Mamushi Love said...

Favorite game would be either DDR or SingStar. Favorite *board* game would have to be LIFE.

Liz said...

We have 3 favorite games Skip-bo, Scrabble, and Monopoly. My whole family is big on games and we've always played them

fostertam said...

My grandson is in to Bingo right now--he is in K.

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

I've always loved Monopoly... it's been a family favorite that trickled down from MY childhood! Scrabble would run a close second though! :)

*Kim* said...

The favorite game in our house is Sorry!

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

Squirrel of Sweeps said...

Monopoly is still king in this house. She seems to like playing no-limit holdem since seeing it on tv. She gets a kick out of pushing all her cheer-o's in and saying "I am ALL in" and thinking that a queen is the best poker hand!

sphinx63 said...

Our favorite movie right now is Beethoven. We love the game of Parcheesi, too. Thanks!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

Jill said...

monopoly is our favorite game

Cheryl F said...

Our favorite games is Texas 42 and Phase 10

roseh2o19 said...

GTA on PS3

Nicole said...

Our favorite game is Trivial Pursuit and right now our favorite movie is Coraline!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

samsakara said...

My family plays clue and chutes and ladders. We watch toy story and harry potter. Listed two for each since my two kids are a big age difference.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Deci Worland said...

We like the classics..Monopoly and Scrabble.

Melissa said...

Our favorite game is Quelf.

LafitteLady[at]gmail.com

Sonya said...

My favorite game is monopoly. Thanks!

McKim said...

Our favorite game to play as a family is Nascar Monopoly.

taxchyk said...

Monopoly is our usual family fun night game. Elf is the moviemy grandson generally wants to watch while we play, laugh and giggle.

SunnyView said...

My favorite is Monopoly. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

We love games - Sorry, Trouble, Scrabble and Rummikub are probably our favorites.

Dwalline said...

We love yatzee free for all1

One Cryptic Mama said...

Fav movie here atm is prob Monsters Inc. Thanks for mentioning the Very Hungry Catepiller game- I'll be on the lookout for it, as it's one of our fav books.

onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

Amber said...

Aww cute pics! He looks so happy! :)

We love the game Trouble, and we love the movies Monsters Inc, Harry Potter, and Ice Age.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

We love to play "Sorry" Its a classic and easy for all ages to play!

gmerrell@cox.net

Leona P said...

uno

Mami2jcn said...

We enjoy playing Scrabble.

Mfalcon13 said...

Our family likes Uno.

mfalcon13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Candace said...

My teenage daughters love playing monopoly. But my younger ones love Trouble.

candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

Candace said...

My teenage daughters love playing monopoly. But my younger ones love Trouble.

candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

skitsbits2000 said...

our favorite game is scattegories

denyse said...

The kids love Clue Jr and Scramble.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

Joannie said...

It's Candyland!!!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

TRochelle said...

Every Wednesday is Family Game Night in our house. My husband, the kiddos, and I all sit and play all kinds of games. We bounce from the Wii, Life, and Monopoly. It turns into family tournament night before long because the winner of the Wii challenges someone else and next thing you know we are all settling the score on playground (Wii). My husband and I usually start off on Monopoly, the girls on life, and the boys on the Wii then ..ROTATE! We all end up on the Wii though lol! The kids love Wednesday night. On the weekends, we let them have a Saturday night game night and they break out the Tent in the den and it turns into a real party. I make snacks and cool drinks and they all sit around and have a ball!

We are a very diverse group. We like the Wii but you cannot leave out the classics! Oh and my husband's nightcap as well...Playstation 3!

courtneystoffel said...

We love to play Sorry! and Yahtzee!

hebert024 at aol dot com

That One Mom said...

My kids and I can spend a whole night playing Phase 10! It's so much fun! We also love having Harry Potter marathons!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Our favorite game(s) to play as a family are Monopoly and Scrabble =) thanks for the great giveaway

feelchicboutique at gmail dot com

lisa said...

Our favorite game is Scrabble and fave movie is Happy Feet. msmith572@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Our favorite movie in the house is August Rush.

bear101 at hotmail dot com

cpsnsamples said...

we like scrabble



cpsnsamples@aol.com

cpsnsamples said...

we like scrabble



cpsnsamples@aol.com

Joanmurraycefalu said...

Our favorite games are Scrabble and Uno. I love spending time with my daughters.

Keitha said...

WE love pictionary, and My fav movie is honey!

keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

naturegirl said...

Our favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.

PAIGE said...

We love Pictionary. Even though I never win, the kids just love it.

Stacy said...

Monopoly is serious in our household :-) and we love Ice Age.

kdkdkd said...

My biys are young so we play Wii games or board games like Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Mammatalk said...

Connect Four lovers over here!

Alicia said...

Our favorite game is Cribbage, and we all have different favorite movies, but I really love Moonstruck.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Alicia said...

Our favorite game is Cribbage, and our favorite movie is Moonstruck.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Naomi said...

I love Scrabble. It's the best!!!

I can't believe how grown up Mekhi looks, by the way. Wow! Time really does fly...

Kristen Andrews said...

wow that sounds fun didn't know walmart had that, our favorite game is monopoly

I Want That! said...

our favorite game is scene it

leandrew said...

Call us 'old school', because 'Uno' is still the game of choice in our house!

And I have two daughters who are in their early teens and their favorite movie is Martin Lawrence's 'Big Momma House'!

The whole family must've watched that movie over one hundred times!

Thanks for the great giveaway offering!

Good luck to all!

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

Brent said...

The family game in our family is 500 rummy

JC said...

We love Scrabble and Monopoly!

jzagarjr said...

We like Trivial Pursuit

Claire said...

We love Life.

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Daniel M said...

current fav movie is watchmen - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Ms. Autumn said...

my hubs & i like to play boggle

autumn398 @ yahoo.com

Saoder said...

Mancala and Jenga aregreat

janetfaye said...

Monopoly is our favorite family game.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Carolyn G said...

There is no contest. We love MONOPOLY!

idahodad7 said...

pinochle

AEKZ2 said...

Our favorite game is Twister! It's so funny to watch the kids get twisted around each other.

elkaye said...

The kids really enjoy playing Dominoes, probably because they always beat me.


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

jlafount said...

The original Monopoly

Anonymous said...

Our favorite movie is Madagascar.
gemitan@aol.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

Our favorite game is Memory {our daughter is 2} and our favorite movie to watch together is The Wizard of OZ!

Thank you!

CherryBlossomsdesign at hotmail

Sarah Z said...

We love Uno Attack and Uno Spin!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We love Uno

dirtyprettylibertine(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heidi Gail said...

We like the Harry Potter movies.

Anonymous said...

We love to play Cranium and Pictionary!

couponchicky at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Bingo is our favorite Game

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

hicksgirl93 said...

Our 2 fav family night games are Sequence and Cranium. t gets us laughing and trash talking all night!

allysona said...

we likre to play card games , my kids are older and any movie that has action or comedyd.just being together is fun

shelley said...

we play monopoly all the time and we love to watch the movie alvin and the chipmunks.

Meet the Browns said...

We like Catchphrase at our house! We also love watching Newsies :)

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

chromiumman said...

our fave game is clue

Joseph said...

Our favorite movie is Disney/Pixar "Cars" I think my son has watched it over 100 times and never gets tired of it. I know I've personally watched it with him at least 30 times but I've lost count.

Alicia said...

Right now it's Jenga

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Cynthya said...

The favorite game depends on age. They always start with Candyland. The grownups get really tired of it--LOL.

Amy said...

Don't laugh, but my little snoogs is also just two and his favourite game is Run! -- and it is just as it sounds. He is liking hide and go seek, but loses some of the concept - as he watches me hide! And he likes hot and cold (hiding things). Haven't tried any board games yet. What a great idea! I can think of some movies to get for all of us - and of course, a fun game like hungry hungry hippo!

Twinks said...

Our family game night is either the Wii or one of Hasbros board games, or Triominose.
Our fav movie is Beverly Hills Cop (any of them) or Big mommas House.

joni said...

We love to play Tripoly.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

irene said...

Our favorite game is Chutes and Ladders, and movie is Babe.

erma said...

Our favorite game is Life.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

tutugirl said...

Our favorite game is I Spy Go Fish.

tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mtlgrl4evr said...

My family's favorite game is Clue.

llinda29 said...

Our fave game is hands & feet

mscoffee77 said...

My husband & I love Monopoly! We haven't played in a while because we are so busy with our little boys. We play the matching game and flash cardswith our 3 year old ;)

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

clc408 said...

My nephew loves to play Memory with me and guess what - I can't win no matter how hard I try! Thanks for the chance.

mkjames12000 said...

Our family loves playing Monopoly!

Pam L. said...

My favorite game is Scrabble. It's entertaining and educational.

Wanda said...

Love love love....Battle of the Sexes!
It is a blast!
Fun for couples, of course.

The fun game we like to play with our teens and other family friends is Guesstures!
So much fun!

Cjnedrow said...

Our favorite game is Uno!
cjnedrow at gmail.com

Andria said...

We love Disney Scene It. Thank you.

JillianLVeit said...

We love cranium!

jillianlveit@msn.com

Ashley in Wonderland said...

We love playing Apples to Apples in our house!

marthajane said...

We love Scrabble, and one of the favorite movie series is all the Star Wars movies!

The Mom Jen said...

As a family we love the Disney Monopoly game!! It's so fast compared to regular Monopoly! Plus we enjoy the Harry Potter movies and the Night at the Museum flicks too! thanks for the chance!

Molly K said...

Our favorite games are Uno Attack and Sorry Sliders. Our favorite movies are Cars and The Incredibles.

Christine said...

Cranium Cadoo and Wall E are favorites.

dazed1821@aol.com
Christine

Bombtastic Belle said...

My husbands favorite cartoon ever is "Over the Hedge" - one weekend I was out of town he watched it 8 times.Yes, seriously. *lol* My favorite right now is "Wall-e". :) We play a lot of board games as well, his favorite is Clue and mine is good ole'Monopoly.
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

ShesAnAngel said...

Our favorite game is Monopoly :D

Justine417@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

We like Scrabble and Monopoly.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

malleycc said...

We like Go Fish and the movie Shrek.

Anonymous said...

My fav. game to play is backgammon. jboater12@aol.com

kat4 said...

Our favorite game is Scrabble

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway! We love playing scrabble, are you smarter than a 5th grader?, yahtzee and other games.

Egare1 said...

Our favorite movie is Shrek!

Prpldy said...

Our favorite game is Monopoly and favorite movie is Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

trouble and the game plan

edq143@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

trouble and the game plan

edq143@yahoo.com

degood said...

Our preschooler's favorite game is candyland and the rest of our family likes to play settlers of catan. Our favorite family movies are the toy story movies.

guettel78 said...

Our family's favorite game would have to be either Scrabble or Scattergories (we love word games!), and the movie we can't get enough of would be "The Sound of Music," which really is a timeless classic. Thanks for the great giveaway!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 313   Newer› Newest»
There was an error in this gadget
Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Clicky Web Analytics