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Family Nights a Go-Go

Everyone loves a party! It's the perfect opportunity for connecting families at your church. It's also a great opportunity to demonstrate that church can be fun for everyone, not just the kids. Use these four themed family nights as a way to bring kids and parents together for fun and faith-growing together in relationships with each other and with Jesus.


Create an experience for parents and kids to leap into a sweet family adventure. Families will engage in the environments of the popular Candy Land board game as they learn about the Prodigal Son. This event will remind families of the sweet blessings in their lives and offer families a take-away challenge to embrace people who need mercy.

Before You Go-Go

Instead of helping the Kandy King get home, families see the lost son from Luke 15 get home. Don't roll those dice until you do the following things, though!

Invitations-Create invitations using an email campaign with a candy-theme. Here's a downloadable invitation template! For print invitations, use the same template with the information and a piece of candy attached to it. Encourage each family to come dressed in the same color to represent their family's "playing pieces" for the board game.

Decorations-Create life-size candy decorations to hang from the ceiling in various areas: For lollipops, attach round Mylar balloons to gift-wrap tubes. Create "hard candy" by wrapping round pieces of flat Styrofoam with colorful cellophane and tying ribbons on each end. Use large candy cane Christmas yard ornaments to create a candy cane forest and purple balloons to create plums. Put brown butcher paper across the floor as a chocolate swamp. Then use colored poster-board squares to create a colorful path of board game squares.

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