Family Nights a Go-Go

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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.

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LIFESIZE CANDY LAND

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!

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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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