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“Beat the Buzzer” Family Game Night

Melissa from The Happier Homemaker has some awesome tips for a game night centered on beat the buzzer games. It’s a deliciously fun time!

  1. Pick up your supplies early. Don’t wait until the last minute and realize you forgot your snacks or don’t have materials for a particular game. Plan ahead so that you can relax and enjoy your night.

    The great thing about Beat the Buzzer type games is that they use regular household items. The only thing I didn’t have on-hand were plastic cups, so I ran to my local Publix to purchase some along with some yummy snacks to share while we played!

  2. Adjust games for different ages. My three boys range from ages 6 to 11, so we change up the games according to age. This helps keep the frustration levels low and ensures everyone has a good time!

  3. Keep lots of fast snacks on-hand for the spectators! I like to keep easy-to-munch-on snacks like Sun Chips, Fritos, Chex Snack Mix and Planter’s Cashews on-hand, so those watching the game can have a quick snack while waiting their turn!

  4. Try to pick multiple games that use the same basic supplies to make things easier and less of a hassle.

  5. Relax and have fun! Try not to get over-focused on rules or stress about mess during the games. This is about family time, not perfection! By keeping relaxed, you’ll ensure that no one gets overly competitive. (It can happen with my three boys!) Be silly and enjoy yourself!

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Melissa Riker

Melissa Riker is a mother of three living in Georgia, and the creative force behind The Happier Homemaker. Over the years, Melissa learned how to run her home more efficiently in order to spend time doing the things she loves. And she’s here to share her solutions with her readers! The Happier Homemaker focuses on recipes, DIY, crafting, gardening and tips on how to efficiently make a home beautiful on a budget.

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