Bringing Back Fun in Family Game Night – With CityGirlGoneMom

Bringing Back Fun in Family Game Night – With CityGirlGoneMom

By the end of a busy week, the whole family is always ready to relax, have fun and let off some steam together.

For CityGirlGoneMom’s family, this means lots of games. Board games, dance parties, reading, cards—you name it! To make sure you’re fully equipped for family game night, read on to find out what games this family has been playing, while discovering the Arhaus pieces + decor that help set the stage.

Card Games in the Living Room

All hail the power of the card games! Card games are ideal because we’re talkin’ minimal mess and quick-fire rounds to keep things moving along. Plus, the rules are usually straightforward enough so everyone in the family can play. A great card game is Old Maid. It’s fun, bright and entertaining!

When you add snacks and sips on the agenda, too, the Arhaus Granada tray can help keep everything organized. The Carrina coffee table is a beautiful and reliable table for all the card and board games, it’s super sturdy and the perfect height for the little ones.

The comfortable Tahoe sectional is ideal for cozying up together for a movie night once family game night is finished. Bonus: the tailored slipcovers are a mom’s best friend. Plus the neutral color looks great when paired with fun accessories like the oversized, three-panel, peacock feather triptych.

In the mood for some mood lighting? Peep the Acadia candleholders on top of the mantle!

Reading in the Bedroom

Before family game night gets started, take some time for yourself! Open a book or have a quick moment alone while the kids are finishing their schoolwork. The Rowan modular media wall unit is the perfect storage option for books, so you can pick and choose what you’re in the mood to read the moment you find some downtime. It’s important for mom to have some fun too!

And for the perfect reading lamp, the Cascade chandelier offers enough light to read by, while still including great mood lighting for the bedroom. Whether you want to read for an hour⁠—or take a quick nap.

Battleship in the Den

CityGirlGoneMom’s “mom den” allows the kids to crash every once in a while for some game time. This space is filled with admirable detail, especially the Laurel wallpaper, which warms up the space and gives it a bit of texture. The Colby Leather sectional provides ultra comfort and a gorgeous rich color, and a few floor poufs on the Brindle Hide rug are great for larger families! If you’re losing natural light, our Sputnik chandelier and Kellen antiqued brass floor lamp are great sources of light, and positioned perfectly to light the game.

Have a few older kids in the house? Battleship should be a weekly tradition! It’s a perfect game since it requires a bit more strategy and skill. Does your competitive spirit bark worse than your bite? For this occasion, the Palmer Round Nesting Tables are ideal for a one-on-one game. Pair up the family with a worthy opponent to see who is the ultimate Battleship champion!

Twister in the Dance Studio

Recently, CityGirlGoneMom teamed up with the Arhaus Design Team through our Complimentary Virtual Design Services to turn her upstairs landing space into a gender neutral dance studio for her daughter and son! In between Zoom dance lessons and the families Instagram live dance parties, the kids are always up for a serious game of Twister.

Take advantage of any open space in your home and lay out the floor game. Then get ready for laughs and some limber tricks. If you’re wondering, the Hemisphere Prism Chandelier is still available and yes, you must have it! It’s such a dreamy statement piece that adds an elegant touch to any space. And don’t forget the favorite Amelie mirror! The pair of mirrors bounce light around the room and make the space feel even bigger!

If you’re ready to dive into a DIY project you’ve dreamt of, now’s the time to grab some Arhaus wallpaper to liven up your space—this dance studio features the Woodlands style wallpaper!

Mom Time on the Patio

The best part of family game night? Kicking back on the patio and letting the kids entertain themselves. With lawn space, they can create obstacle courses, run around, practice their sports skills and play games together on the big Avalon outdoor sofa and swivel chair sets. In the meantime, tuck yourself into the Crew outdoor hanging chair next to the fire pit, catch up on some reading… and maybe some online shopping!

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Danielle Lucia Schaffer—City Girl Gone Mom

Danielle Schaffer, CityGirlGoneMom, seeks to entertain, educate and inspire those who could use a good laugh, a few parenting tips and some positive MOMentum. With four children ranging from toddler to tweens, Danielle Lucia Schaffer is a boisterous, blonde Italian ‘mombshell’ hailing from New York City, and tells it like it is. Proud wife to her opposite, a Navy vet and uber-chill dentist from the South, this city girl turned San Diego mom captures the juggle and struggle of mommyhood through the lens of her Canon 5D. With a passion for broadcasting and a knack for home design, she recently flipped her home office into a podcast studio to dish out all the parenting dirt during brand new episodes of The Mom Confidential.

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