5 Secrets to Fun Things to Do with the Family

What does research say is the best way to have a happy family? Do things together. But before you get the family together to veg on the couch, consider this: Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to creating strong family bonds. That means that you should probably save the television for the occasional family movie night and take some time to find fun things to do with your loved ones instead.

Not that getting out of the house is free of challenges. If the thought of meltdowns, sibling rivalry, bored teenagers, or even bored parents makes you feel like “fun things to do with the family” is an oxymoron, then you might also want to use some of the secrets to having fun family outings. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.

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Fun Facts about Laser Tag

Laser Tag GamesAs you crouch behind a glowing pillar, hoping to surprise your opponent as adrenaline pumping music courses through your veins, you might wonder, How did I get here? How did such an exciting and next level of game of tag come into existence and get you into the thrilling position of hunting, running, chasing, and tagging your friends, family, and coworkers?

You might be surprised. The history of laser tag is pretty straightforward, but there are a few fun facts hidden in its 30-year past that are worth knowing more about. From Star Wars to mass games, here are a few of the weirdest (and most entertaining) facts about laser tag.

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Pizza Places with a Twist: How to Have Fun and Eat Dinner out with Your Kids

Pickiness. Whining. Fidgeting…If any of that sounds familiar, you know how difficult it can be to eat dinner out with your kids. But it is possible not just to successfully eat out with kids but to enjoy it too (stop laughing; we’re serious). Start with pizza places because almost everyone loves pizza. And then look for spots that offer you just a bit more. Here are a few tips about what to look for in the perfect pizza place for families.

Select pizza places that offer more than just pizza.

Yes, your kids think they want pizza now, but they may decide to ask for mac n’ cheese or

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5 Reasons to Use Kids Birthday Party Venues (Besides Saving Your Sanity)

There might be hundreds of decisions to make when it comes to planning a child’s birthday party, but the first one is always the same: Where to hold it. And we don’t just mean inside or outside. Today, you have as many options for location as you do children to invite. So when might the decision to hold your celebration at a kids birthday party venue (like iT’Z) be a good idea? Here are a few reasons to consider a kids birthday party venue rather than your house, local park, or gymnasium.

Use kids birthday party venues when you want to simplify the party planning.

 

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Retro Arcade Games for Kids: 5 Reasons to Let Children Visit the Arcade

Children in the 1970s and 1980s lived in a golden age when arcade games dominated their afternoons and arcades seemed to exist on every corner.  Retro Arcade Games for Kids were everywhere. Eventually, those long afternoons and pocketfuls of quarters faded as video game arcades were replaced by home gaming systems and more advanced technology.

Today, however, as arcades enjoy a resurgence in popularity, modern day childhood can also benefit from the unique appeal of retro arcade games. Yes, we are talking screen time. But a visit to a retro arcade is much different from hours spent in front of a modern day gaming console. Here is how.

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