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How to Host a Parent’s Night Out: Valentine’s Day Edition

7:10-7:25 – Cookie Decorating

I have to say that this may have been my favorite part of the night, but I do love anything that has to do with baking. I baked a bunch of Valentine’s Day sugar cookies for our kids to decorate any way they wanted, and of course they could eat them afterwards. We set up three tables with red disposable tablecloths, frosting, plastic knives, sprinkles and lots of cookies to decorate. Quick tip: The disposable tablecloths are absolutely worth the $1 you have to spend at Walmart. You can easily just wrap all the mess up in the tablecloth and trash the whole thing. No more scrubbing dried on frosting and sprinkles of the tabletop (we’ve all been there!). Check out some of the kids’ beautiful creations! Some of them even saved their cookies to give to their parents because they were so proud of their handiwork.

7:25-7:30 – Movie vs. Karaoke Vote

We decided to give the kids the choice between watching a movie for the last hour and a half of the night or karaoke time. You can only guess what won the vote.

7:30-9:00 – Karaoke Time

Obviously karaoke time won out. Most of our kids are crazy excited about the idea of getting on the stage and getting to sing in the mic, but not all of them. We also opened the video games and other activity stations back up for the more reserved kids during this time. We had a slide in ProPresenter with all of the karaoke song options for the kids to choose from and a folder of Disney karaoke videos ready to go. I might add that “Let It Go” was not even on the options slide and somehow we ended up hearing 10+ renditions of it by the end of the night. The kids had a blast and were still singing their hearts out until their parents pulled them off the stage and had to drag them home.

Overall, the night was a huge success. All the leaders were totally pooped, but the kids left excited and the parents left grateful and rested. It was totally worth it, and I would definitely recommend throwing a Parent’s Night Out any time of the year.

This article about Valentine’s Day night out originally appeared here.