Are you still recovering from Christmas festivities? I know I am! This week our family night is going to be a mild one. Since the family is still obsessing over the new toys, gadgets and games delivered by Mr. C I thought it would be nice to add something new to the mix. I could definitely use a break from Skylanders Giants!
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to Redbox we go!
Redbox is my go to resource to get something new for family night. It beats paying $50+ for a game or $30 for a movie. Especially if it’s just a 1 night thing. This time Redbox really paid off! I headed out and picked up Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed for the Xbox 360.
This has been on my sons Top 10 Games I Must Own list since he first saw the commercial. He’s a huge fan of all things Sonic, and the rest of the Sonic gang.
I’m a Sucker for Themes
Because I’m always trying to fit our family night’s into a theme, I knew I had to do the same for this family night. So, what’s the first thing you think of when you hear Sonic? The very first thing I think of is those golden rings. The next thing is the fast food joint. I think I found our theme & snacks!
Sonic Rings & Homemade Slushies!
How yummy does that sound? I know, right! So – I had to make a list for what I needed to make our family night great.
For the Onion Rings I used a recipe from Paula Deen; my how I love that woman! I found everything I needed in Walmart and was excited to head home and start making our goodies.
Making both of our family night treats was simple. I made John cut the onions because, well, I’m a sissy. Besides that, I did all the heavy lifting (haha.)
Once I put the Onion Rings in to cook we played mix-masters and made our slushies. What fun it was to create different flavors! We used a variety of Kool-Aid packs, sugar and ice. For some people it might seem a little crazy to have slushies in December but John keeps the heat cranked up (it’s always around 75 in the house – to us that’s hot!) The kids and I could really use a cool treat.
Our family night was full of fun and laughter and yummy treats. That’s what it’s about, right?
As far as the game, I’m thinking we’re going to have to buy it after all. While we all had a blast playing, the boys were especially happy. They got to see their favorite Sonic characters in action and race each other. If you live in the country, you know all about how racing is in the blood!
To check out more of our shopping trip and family night see my Google+ Album. Forgive some of the pictures, John wanted to help but forgot to mention he has no clue how to focus a camera…
So, what are you doing for your next family night?
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