Game Night with Kids + A Snack Pack Giveaway!

Game Night with Kids

With the Olympics being a hot topic for the last few weeks, well I have to be honest, we haven’t watched much of it on TV. I honestly get all the highlights on Facebook as I’ve just been way too busy to watch real time! As a family, we’ve really been soaking up the Summer by letting our kids stay up late and indulging on snacks and desserts more often than normal. The other night we had some company over to play some games, play on our new Jumparoo and have some fun. There were a lot of smaller kids (all 4 and under) and I have to say that Austin felt pretty proud to be the oldest kid there. Currently one of Austin’s very favorite games is “War” and he’ll sometimes forget which number is bigger when he loses, but I’ll just have to gently remind him. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Vivian can’t quite read numbers yet or tell which one is bigger than the other, but just repeating numbers around her, helps her learn. We’ve been loving hanging out in our new outdoor patio set from Walker Edison Furniture with pillows from Mae Woven. But of course, any gathering at our house has to always be packed with good food, drinks and snacks!

#GoForTheGoldEmblemCVS Gold Emblem Snacks

For the night, I served an assortment of CVS Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound snacks for guests. There was a mix of nuts, popcorn and puffs and the kids really went at it. Specifically there was Berries & Nut Clusters, Pistachio & Almond Blend, Jalapeno Cheddar Quinoa Puffs, BBQ Potato Fries, Blueberry Lemon Almond Crunch and Heavenly Light Popcorn. 

Gold Emblem snacks

Gold Emblem Snacks

CVS snacks

And because we were inspired by the Olympics, we decided to rate the snacks with medals. Drum roll please…

Bronze – Gold Emblem abound Berries & Nut Clusters
Silver – Gold Emblem abound Heavenly Light Popcorn
Gold – Gold Emblem abound BBQ Potato Fries

This was how the kids rated the snacks, but I actually really loved the Gold Emblem abound Blueberry Lemon Almond Crunch the best!

Family Game Night with CVS Gold Emblem abound snacks Walker Edison Furniture setup Adults playing card games

Walker Edison Furniture

CVS Snacks

My dress: Gunny Sack and Co.
Austin’s shirt c/o Childrensalon
Vivian’s dress c/o Childrensalon

Photography by Summer Nicole Photo

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We haven’t really entertained in quite some time, but I am excited to host more gatherings at our house now, with games!


I have teamed up with CVS Pharmacy to give away a “snack pack” prize to one lucky winner!!

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I’m proud to partner with CVS Pharmacy to promote their exclusive Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound snack lines. I am being sponsored by CVS Pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.


  1. KV
    August 21, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I like playing checkers & war.

  2. kAYLEY
    August 21, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I liked (and still like) playing the game of Life.

  3. Jessica
    August 21, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I like to play uno. It helped my son learn colors a numbers.

  4. Ashley B.
    August 21, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    We love playing tag & hide n seek!

  5. Keri Justice
    August 22, 2016 / 6:01 am

    We love to play Uno, yhatzee, and also Jenga.

  6. August 22, 2016 / 6:08 am

    This is so sweet (and I LOVE your patio furniture!)

  7. Jenny S
    August 22, 2016 / 6:19 am

    We like Pictionary, Monopoly, and Bunco.

  8. leslie richman
    August 22, 2016 / 10:07 am

    We are in the teen years now and Scrabble is always fun. Apples To Apples is a hit too. Thanks!

  9. Christy
    August 22, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Classic Monopoly is my favorite. I can’t wait to introduce my little to it in a few years.

  10. sandra
    August 22, 2016 / 11:02 am

    My kids are so young that we play a lot of made up games.

  11. jeremy mclaughlin
    August 22, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Enjoy playing scrabble.

  12. amy smeltzer
    August 22, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Our family liked Aggravation (marbles) and Scrabble.

  13. Kate D.
    August 22, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I used to love playing with my barbie doll. I also remember playing with marbles. Since my sister and I were crazy about horses (and animals in general), we would play with our toy horses.

  14. August 22, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Those snacks look delicious and I love your patio set! Layla and I love to play matching games!

    Fizz and Frostingโ€‹

  15. Rosie
    August 22, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    double dutch jump rope!

  16. Janet Gretch
    August 22, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Hide and go seek, Simon says, 7up with ball against house, Stone teacher

  17. Kristen
    August 22, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    I used to like Yahtzee, Life, Sorry, Parcheesi and Scrabble.

  18. Cheryl Everitt
    August 22, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    As a kid we played Monopoly a lot.

  19. Michelle Ward
    August 22, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I have 3 kids and our favorite game to play as a family is UNO.

  20. Katie Bellamy
    August 22, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    We love trouble! I’m so glad that games is still around!

  21. August 22, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I loved the game Operation and Simon

  22. darby mayvill
    August 22, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    My toddler loves peak a boo

  23. gina blades
    August 22, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I like to play peekaboo with my toddlers, or chase. When I was a kid I loved Sorry, Monopoly, and Uno, and I love Trivial Pursuit.

  24. karen
    August 22, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    When I was a kid, I loved to play Monopoly.

  25. Cassandra D
    August 22, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Connect 4

  26. Jon Heil
    August 22, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Life, Scrabble, Rummy, Monopoly

  27. Jason
    August 22, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    We like Monopoly and Uno

  28. Soha Molina
    August 22, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I like to play word games.

  29. Emily Ann
    August 22, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I love playing any type of board game – life, trouble, cranium, all of that fun stuff! I still think it’s fun as an adult!

  30. Ashley Perez
    August 22, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I loved playing LIFE(:

  31. holly lawson
    August 22, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    My kids and I play all kinds of games. Usually it is Paw Patrol board games, Candyland, or Old Maid

  32. Stephanie Sampson
    August 22, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Our family likes hangman.

  33. Cheryl
    August 22, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I enjoyed card games and Monopoly.

  34. Ruya
    August 22, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Duck, Duck, Goose!

  35. Natalie
    August 22, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    i love playing hungry hippos and go fish with my girl

  36. August 22, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    We used to love doing scavenger hunts! There’s just something so adventurous and rewarding about them! That’s probably why I love geocaching today hah!

  37. Ryan Spencer
    August 23, 2016 / 2:01 am

    We like to play card games like Uno and we also like to play frisbee outside.

  38. Faye Gates
    August 23, 2016 / 3:09 am

    We always played Monopoly, and Twister was always fun.

  39. Jennifer W
    August 23, 2016 / 3:17 am

    My daughter isn’t old enough to play real games yet, but I love playing hide and seek with her.

  40. Emily Endrizzi
    August 23, 2016 / 4:17 am

    My kids have been enjoying a kid version of charades we’ve been playing lately. I think they just like to see me being goofy and acting stuff out.

  41. Barb
    August 23, 2016 / 4:50 am

    UNO! we’ve played it for years and I love watching how competitive my adult kids still get!

  42. CWH
    August 23, 2016 / 5:00 am

    My kids love playing Candyland, Old Maid and Go fish

  43. Anna Baun
    August 23, 2016 / 5:32 am

    LOVE this! War was one of my favorite games growing up, too! Loving that you are keeping game night with the kids alive. I don’t feel like enough families break out game nights together anymore. Precious! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  44. Danielle Magee
    August 23, 2016 / 5:45 am

    I love to play any Cranium games with my kids.

  45. Nicole Ackerman
    August 23, 2016 / 5:59 am

    I loved Rummy!

  46. Kathy Clark
    August 23, 2016 / 5:59 am

    Some of my favorites are connect four, jenga, apples to apples and uno!!

  47. sandra
    August 23, 2016 / 6:01 am

    my son loves to play apples to apples junior

  48. Dana Rodriguez
    August 23, 2016 / 7:19 am

    I like playing Scrabble and Monopoly.

  49. August 23, 2016 / 7:25 am

    I’m a little sad the Olympics are over – for multiple reasons but mainly because my excuse to stay up late and veg on snacks is over! ๐Ÿ™

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  50. Francine Anchondo
    August 23, 2016 / 8:37 am

    We love playing board games of all kinds.

  51. violet taylor
    August 23, 2016 / 9:13 am

    right now we play a lot of cadny land because even my youngest can play!

  52. Destiny
    August 23, 2016 / 9:17 am

    As kids, my brothers and I used to love playing board games like Monopoly, Sorry, and Trouble. Monopoly always ended in someone quitting when they got angry for losing money and property.

  53. john
    August 23, 2016 / 9:34 am


  54. Kim Pincombe Cole
    August 23, 2016 / 9:50 am

    The board game Life was a big hit with my kids when they were younger. And for outdoor, physical games, corn hole (bean bag toss) is always a family favorite. To

  55. Kelly D
    August 23, 2016 / 10:23 am

    My kids and I like to play Monopoly and Scrabble.

  56. Kristine Paull
    August 23, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Uno is the best game

  57. Alice Elzey
    August 23, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I love play Chinese Checkers

  58. Sarah Hayes
    August 23, 2016 / 11:20 am

    we like to play bingo and UNO

  59. Janet OBrien
    August 23, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I liked to play hopscotch and jacks when I was younger

  60. August 23, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Game night sounds like such a fun time, and I absolutely love the idea of delicious snacks! I want this snack pack for myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx Adaleta Avdic

  61. velder dixon
    August 23, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I love to play uno

  62. heather e.g. kaufman
    August 23, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    We like to play Candyland.

  63. Jessica To
    August 23, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I like to play Scrabble and Battleship with my son.

  64. Sonya Sanderson
    August 23, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    We play Uno and Apples to Apples.

  65. August 23, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I loved playing checkers when I was younger ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Lauren
    August 23, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    We like to play Blokus and Uno.

  67. Brenda white
    August 23, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    We always liked card games or the game of life the best.

  68. Becca Z
    August 23, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    We love Apples and Apples and Yahtzee

  69. antonietta juray
    August 23, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    We enjoy trivia games

  70. Jenesse
    August 23, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    I still love games! Scattergories is my favorite.

  71. Pat
    August 23, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    We liked playing Uno and Life.

  72. August 23, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    My kids & i loved candyland when they were little.

  73. Amy C.
    August 23, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Our family loves to play Skipbo!

  74. Jennifer Red
    August 23, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I love to play bananas, its like scrabble but faster paced and more interactive

  75. August 23, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Hide and go seek!

  76. Laura
    August 23, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Tag was always one of my favorites growing up!

  77. allyson tice
    August 23, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    i love playing connect four, sorry and monoploy jr with my kiddos!!

  78. Lisa Williams
    August 24, 2016 / 1:26 am

    My daughter loves to play Pretty Pretty Princess and my 2 boys love to play Sorry the Pokemon version.

  79. Cat C.
    August 24, 2016 / 6:32 am

    I love Uno and Scrabble.

  80. Rachel Mauffray
    August 24, 2016 / 7:09 am

    I liked to play UNO.

  81. elizabeth miller
    August 24, 2016 / 8:34 am

    We usually will make it a game/movie night. We make popcorn, put in a movie and usually play Guess Who, I spy, Monopoly. Yahtzee. or Uno. It’s a great way for family bonding and all electronics are banned.

  82. latanya
    August 24, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    we play hide and seek

  83. Bridgett Wilbur
    August 24, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    We love playing scrabble.

  84. Steph
    August 24, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    We like hide and seek

  85. Lyndsey r.
    August 24, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    We like to play Sorry! We also play Monopoly and Simon Says a lot too!

    August 24, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I had my daughters play UNO. Its great for colors and numbers. We also played cribbage which teaches them to count and match numbers. We also played a version of scrabble. I gave them a list of easy words and they used tiles to spell them out and connect them on the board.

  87. courtney b
    August 24, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    we love to play “i spy”

    thanks !:) xoxox

  88. Elle
    August 24, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    We like to play hide and seek and tag.

  89. Lin Gorenkoff
    August 24, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    My daughter and I love Scrabble!

  90. Brigitte Bauman
    August 24, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I played checkers with both of my sons. They won every time.

  91. Cynthia Powers
    August 25, 2016 / 12:38 am

    When I was younger and even now, I loved playing any kind of game. Board games like clue, monopoly, life; card games like gin, poker, and uno; and word games like scrabble and boggle. I guess I’m just a big kid at heart!

  92. Virginia Rowell
    August 25, 2016 / 4:23 am

    I loved to play Mouse Trap, Sorry and Candyland with my kids.

  93. Jennifer Rote
    August 25, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I liked playing Candy Land and Go Fish with the kids.

  94. Susan Christy
    August 25, 2016 / 10:51 am

    We like to play outside – basketball, badminton, croquet, kickball, baseball. When we aren’t able to get outdoors we enjoy playing card games like Uno & Phase 10.

  95. Natalie
    August 25, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    My family loves to play Skip-bo!

  96. Shayna Brookman
    August 25, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    We love to play hide & seek ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Paty
    August 25, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I loved to play monopoly with my siblings.

  98. amy guillaume linderman
    August 25, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    we play Apples to Apples or Scattergories every weekend with the kids

  99. Jennifer H.
    August 25, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    We play Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee and Risk!

  100. Shannon
    August 25, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    My kids like to play Clue. We also like Sorry.

  101. margot S.
    August 25, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Card games and dominos!

  102. Melissa Cunningham
    August 26, 2016 / 2:21 am

    Tag, hide n seek, the kids love monopoly and pie face!

  103. Janelle
    August 26, 2016 / 7:51 am

    Always loved to play Old Maid and MouseTrap with the kids.

  104. Leslie
    August 26, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Used to love Candyland. I have since graduated to nerd tabletop games.

  105. Abigail
    August 26, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    My son loves Monopoly, LIFE and cards

  106. Sheila K.
    August 26, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I liked Scrabble and Monopoly!

  107. Christy Peeples DuBois
    August 26, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    We had/have a Life board game at my parents that my children Loved playing and I didn’t mind playing with them as well. It always turned out fun.

  108. Dawn Keenan
    August 27, 2016 / 5:44 am

    My kids love to play uno and dominoes.

  109. Katie R
    August 27, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I love to play Boggle with kids who are a bit older. It was my favorite game when I was about 9 or 10. With a lot younger children, I love to play Candyland. Because who doesn’t love a world made of candy! Chutes and Ladders is fun, too.

  110. laurie murley
    August 27, 2016 / 9:46 am

    we use to ride out bycicles and have races , or run and play tag

  111. Cheryl B
    August 27, 2016 / 11:21 am

    We like to play war and go fish right now. Uno is fun too.

  112. JenniferB
    August 27, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Love playing monopoly, twister and scrabble

  113. Sarah s
    August 27, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Some of the board games I liked playing was Go Fish, Chinese Checkers, Monopoly , and Clue.

  114. Rachel V
    August 27, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    We love playing uno, zingo, and candy land.

  115. September 1, 2016 / 11:48 am

    What a great spread! Loving the olympic themed way you rated the snacks as well. Your kids must have had a blast during game night. It such a perfect way to spend some quality time with the family, right? Thanks so much for sharing this on #shinebloghop this wee

  116. September 1, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    This really makes me miss my children being little again. We used to play monopoly and scrabble most of the time. There’s a game called Cards Against Humanity but it is strictly for adults and they seem to like it.

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  118. November 7, 2020 / 12:28 am

    Life board game at my parents that my children Loved playing and I didnโ€™t mind playing with them as well. the information that you discuss in the article is really helpful for me. I love to play Boggle with kids who are a bit older. I loved playing any kind of game. Board games like a clue, monopoly, life. Itโ€™s a great way for family bonding and all electronics are banned.

  119. lisa
    December 8, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    The zombie apocalypse is one of my most favorite themes in both movies and in video games. I mean, is there anyone here who is not interested in zombies? Well, I know that it seems a little bit cliche, but they are still far more interesting that just violence. I am such a huge zombie fan that I already have a plan once an apocalypse breaks loose. I even own a barn that is filled with weapons and other stuff.Nintendo Switch Accessories

  120. Athlisi
    February 24, 2021 / 2:01 am

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    March 22, 2021 / 11:51 am

    I mean, is there anyone here who is not interested in zombies? Well, I know that it seems a little bit cliche, but they are still far more interesting that just violence. I am such a huge zombie fan that I already have a plan once an apocalypse breaks loose. I even own a barn that is filled with weapons and other stuff.Oceans of Games

  122. Neel
    May 4, 2021 / 12:59 am

    Your family is amazing and kids are just lovable. These pictures tell us pure love of games and kids. If you allow them to play games on mobile then i will recommend you to let them play games like Mini militia and clash of clans mod apk.
    These are strategy and mystreu games which will help them grow iq and response time.

  123. May 21, 2021 / 5:58 am

    Cooking with kids is a very creative activity. We try to cook something different each time. So it remains interesting.

  124. seema
    May 15, 2022 / 8:48 am

    This really makes me miss my children being little again. We used to play monopoly and scrabble most of the time. Thereโ€™s a game called Cards Against Humanity but it is strictly for adults and they seem to like it. Valheim Dragon Egg

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