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    Family Night In with Meijer


    Chilly nights got you holed up inside? Light up those fires and cozy up to some steamy hot cocoa, because I recently teamed up with the retailer Meijer to show you how to create a fun family night in with the kiddos. (It involves lots of snacks.) Head on over to my guest post on Meijer’s style blog to get a peek at what it’s like in my household when we actually stay in for a change! MeijerStyle.com focuses on fashion, beauty and home décor trends, and you can get any of the products featured at your local Meijer store.


    And as a bonus to my loyal readers, here are some extra Melissa Takes Fashion-approved ideas on making Family Night In fun:

    Rig up a fort indoors. Drape sheets and pillows, then project movies on the wall, and kick back with popcorn and treats.

    Play show and tell. Each family member chooses an item and tells all about it. This is great for growing storytellers!

    Play freeze dance. Pump up the music and then when it stops, everyone has to freeze.

    Make a family cookbook for kids. Ask your kids for their favorite meals, then type up the recipes and print it out. Organize it all into a book or binder, and bonus points if you snap photos of the prepared meals as you make them to include in the book.

    Don’t forget to drop a comment on MeijerStyle.com and let us know what other creative parenting tips you have for a successful night in!