What can be more fun than the daily grind and joys of motherhood? How about a night in with the ladies? I personally know the difficulties of getting out of the house in the evening. It's much easier to do a Mommy Board Game Night sitting around a table in a quiet setting (it's just a few rowdy moms!) It's usually 2-3 hours of board games, wine, snacks, and relaxed conversations.
Games range from the ever popular Cards Against Humanity to Sushi Go to Pictionary. Attendees are always welcome to bring a few games, and then we all pick a game or two to play. Hosts don't even need to own a board game! (Alameda Main Library even has kids and adult board games to borrow at the Children's Desk.) Just let us know if you need some games brought over and we'll make that happen. Hosting simply means providing a location and a table. Hosts can even reduce or expand the guest list quantity according to their space.
I fondly remember hosting a game night where my then 3 year old daughter woke up. Asking her to go back to bed just wasn't going to happen. So what did I do? I let her come downstairs to mingle with a room full of loving mamas! She colored us pictures and had a snack. After the night ended, she went to bed and woke up late the next day. These things happen, but I was still able to have a fun night while the husband was out of town.
Mommy's Game Night has certainly helped me find some amazing mamas that are on the same wavelength as me, and have forged several friendships. We are all overworked, so taking a few hours in a low-key, yet fun situation will do wonders to fill your "Me Time Bank".
Be sure to let us know you're coming, and RSVP for our next two game nights in March and April!
Sharon is light-hearted wife & stay-at-home mother of two amazing and sweet girls - 5 & 16mo. When she's not questing for coffee or praying for her little to nap, you can find her lurking Pinterest and thinking about how to make AFC better.