Things to Do on a Friday Night

Things to Do on a Friday Night with your Family – It’s FRIDAY!! Or as we say in my family – it’s FRI-YAY! Things to Do on a Friday Night is a BIG topic in my house. We like to keep the kids busy and we like to keep things fresh!

Things to Do on a Friday Night

There’s nothing like spending Friday night at home with your family! With 5 kids, I cherish and love being with my family on Friday nights. As they get older, I know my Friday nights with them may start changing a bit!

McClelland Family

Believe me, I’m holding on for dear life! I don’t want them being anywhere else but with me! I just need to be realistic, so I love coming up with different ideas for Friday nights! Are you ready for my Things to Do on a Friday Night laundry list!? (Don’t worry – NO laundry on it!)


Things to Do on a Friday Night

I have 101 Things To Do on a Friday Night with your Family! All of these are fun and more importantly, involve your entire family. I think it’s great to change it up and really find activities that will be cool and exciting and special for everyone!

Things to Do on a Friday Night

Go to the movies
Family game night
Go ice skating
Indoor mini golf
Head to a local arcade
Make your own pizza night
Roller skating

McClelland Family Photo

Movie night at home
Taco night
Build a fort with blankets
Make your own movie
Craft project
Decorate for an upcoming holiday

McClelland Family Vacation

Camp out in the living room
Create an obstacle course outside or inside (use flashlights for outside)
Picnic in the living room
Pajama party
Baking cookies or cupcakes
Make some Rainbow Loom bracelets
Family swim night at a local indoor pool
Build a huge LEGO castle, plane, stadium, etc
Indoor basketball game

Family Ski Holidays

Have a fashion show
Volunteer somewhere together
Find a local theatre to see what’s playing
Ice Capades (if in town)
Trampoline park
Drive-in movie theatre
Head to a local bookstore
Make a music video
Start working on a family tree
Laser tag

Rockafellar Center Christmas Tree with the Family

Play video games
Create a scavenger hunt and do with your kids
Make your own ice cream
(If you have girls) Manicure and pedicure night
Go to a local pet store/shelter and play with the animals
Find a Planetarium to visit
Head to a sporting event
Pottery making class
Find a family cooking class
Go shopping together at your local mall

The McClelland Family at The Big E

Start a family scrapbook
Have a family memory night – show old videos and photos
Have grandparents over for dinner
Do a painting project together
Read a book together
Family dress-up night (pirate night, rockstar night, etc)
Have a breakfast for dinner night
Family photo night
Indoor race track

Audrey McClelland and Family

Build a puzzle together
Sewing project
Head to a toy store and browse around
If a musical family, play instruments together
Make your own donuts
Build a train track
Dance party time
Start a blog together
Yoga class together
Go to a psychic together
Head to a local town/city and have a fun night exploring
Indoor batting cages (or outdoor, depending where you live)
Indoor tennis courts (or outdoor, depending where you live)
Indoor waterpark
Haircut night

Audrey McClelland and Family

Organize a room in your house together
Local band playing, go check out the show
Makeover night
Holiday shopping
Head out for dessert after eating dinner at home
Indoor gymnastic center
Laundry night have fun with it – make it a competition)
Make your own t-shirt night (bedazzle!)
Play-doh night
Make cards to send to friends and family
Tell ghost stories around your fire
Book a family vacation together – look online and see where everyone wants to go
Put together a fish aquarium

Make An Impact with your Family

Painting project together
Look up at the stars in your backyard and make wishes
Night walk together around your neighborhood
Fondue night
Go through your house together and find things to donate
Hibachi night
Stay at a local hotel, just for a fun night out
Order take out and have it delivered
Create fashion looks for the week
Funny hairdo night

Make An Impact with your Family

Make dinner together – everyone gets a job
Toilet paper mummy night – make mummies out of toilet paper!
Make your own jam/jelly night
Family trivia night – everyone comes up with questions and everyone has to answer
Decorate your own mug/plate
Make a pillow fortress
Make s’mores outdoors
Milkshake night
No technology night – no TV, no computers, no cellphones
Set your dining room table up and have a “fancy” night
Visit a local nursing home and deliver cookies/flowers to the patients

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I hope you liked my list! If I’m missing anything on Things to Do on a Friday Night – let me know!!!!!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 11.6.17
    Best Hose said:

    Great list! Some great ideas that beat sitting in front of the TV!

    Mike – Best Hose

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