Family Game Night {and some free printables}

Last week we had a Family Game Night as our weekly family night together.  Game night is always a favorite…and it’s pretty easy to do because it doesn’t really require much prep time.  Just grab some snacks and pull out a bunch of games.  Super easy and lots of fun!

Game Night

This time we added a new simple and fun twist to our game night: we had “medals” for the winner(s) of each game.

Candy Medals

I was inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest, where someone had made “Olympic Game Medals” out of candy bars attached to pieces of ribbon.  It looked super simple, so I made a bunch of our own using a variety of mini candy bars (which I found on sale at the grocery store for $1 for a pack of 6-8, but you can also usually get them at the dollar store too) and I used ribbon that I had leftover from other projects.

Candy Medals Supplies

Here’s the supplies you’ll need to make your own:

  • Mini Candybars
  • Ribbon (any kind), cut into about 30-inch lengths
  • Tape

All you do is attach the ends of the ribbon to the back of the piece of candy using the tape and you’re done!  Super easy!

Candy Medal

If you don’t want to use candy as prizes, I’ve also made a set of “medals” that you can print out and use:

Game Night Winner Medals Printable{Click on the image to download the PDF}
Just print them on cardstock, punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon.  Or you can print them onto full-sheet label paper and cut them out and use them like stickers.  Or you can even attach them to a goody bag or some other kind of prize…the possibilities are endless!

My girls LOVED winning the medals….and eating them 😉  It just added a little extra fun to an already fun family night.


Planning your own Family Game Night soon?  Here are some extra printables that can use to decorate for your fun night ~

Here’s the small Family Game Night sign and “Prizes” label that we used (Just click HERE, or on the picture below to go to the PDF file):

Family Game Night Decorations

If you want a larger sign, this one (below) will print out 8×10 so you can frame it or hang it up somewhere in your house each time you have a game night:

Game Night Sign{click on the image above to download the PDF}

And here’s a banner/bunting you can make, as another option:

Game Night Banner{click HERE to download the PDF}

To make the banner: After you print and cut out each letter, just attach it to a string or twine in one of two ways:

1. Glue the string to the back of the letters using hot glue,

2. Punch holes in the top of each letter and string your twine or yarn through the holes to create your banner.
(my letters look pink because my poor printer is running out of ink…they should be more orange-ish…oops)

You can save the banner to use again when you have another Family Game Night.  We usually hang our banners on our fireplace mantle, but you can hang it on the wall, above a doorway, over a window…anywhere you want 🙂 It’s a fairly easy, fast way to add just a little special touch to your home for a family night.

Game Night Banner(I’m going to remake mine after I get more yellow ink for my printer…although the pink and purple look works too 😉 )

And if you’re looking for some fun family games to play, here are a few of our family’s favorites:

In a Pickle
Apples to Apples (Disney version)

Happy Family Game Night!!!


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22 thoughts on “Family Game Night {and some free printables}

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  2. Elizabeth May 1, 2020 at 8:42 pm Reply

    Do you still have a link for the game night banner? I’d love to make quarantine night special and the link isn’t working

  3. […] Candy Medals – If you plan to give out end-of-the-year awards, these candy medals will be more appreciated than a certificate. They’re easy to make. Just attach a length of ribbon to a fun size candy using a piece of tape. We recommend getting a Hershey’s Spring Chocolate Mega Mix or Mars Miniature Mix so you have enough to make one for each student. […]

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  6. Marful August 30, 2016 at 3:55 am Reply

    I’m definitely gonna use this for my church group end of year get together. Thanks loads… I absolutely love it

  7. Jabari April 10, 2016 at 7:08 am Reply

    I love it!! I am s teacher and we have game day every Friday to review class concepts I am going to use this idea this week. It’s economical and makes the class winner feel extra special with a medal. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  10. mommyspinterest September 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on MommysPinterest and commented:
    Great idea for a family game night or even a birthday party.

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  12. Giovanna R. February 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm Reply

    I would love to use your banner printable for an upcoming game night, but it won’t let me download it…

  13. Betty December 2, 2014 at 12:15 am Reply

    I am some excited I found your site. It is awesome. I plan to use some of the ideas and printables for an intergenterational senior and Christmas luncheon. Thank you so much!!!

  14. jamie November 21, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply

    I am using your fabulous printables for our family game night for cub scouts. They are awesome!! However… I can’t print the bunting…

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    […] since the theme this year is Families Are Forever I wanted to do something family oriented and decided on hosting an event that would center around a snippet from The Family: A Proclamation to the World. namely the part about wholesome recreation being important to the family. i thought a FAMILY OLYMPICS would be perfect! i took my basic outline for the event from this creative mom at Little House on the Circle. […]

  18. Summer May 4, 2014 at 10:41 am Reply

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I’m going to make an activity for the Primary based off your idea and blog it linking back to this post. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Jennifer Tucker May 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Awesome!! So glad you liked it!! Thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂

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