Family traditions might seem like a thing of the past in most households. After all, we all have super busy lives that barely leaves any room for “extras” on the calendar. But just because you don’t have a lot of spare time doesn’t mean you can’t carve out some special moments for bonding as a family. Here are some ideas on how to get started
Ideas for family traditions
1. Host civilized breakfasts
Why not try putting on some classical music and make a nice breakfast once a week? Throw in some tea and perhaps a British accent just for the fun. It’s one of those family traditions that can help make hectic mornings a little more civilized.
2. Family movie night
Let’s face it: come Friday night, you’re all exhausted, which also means that cooking is probably out of the questions. It’s the perfect time to get takeout and pop on a good movie in the living room. Honesty, this is like a big collective family exhale, and it works wonders for everyone involved.
3. Random dinner nights
It’s kind of standard for most families to meal prep for the week on Sundays, but it’s also when you just don’t feel like cooking anything specific. Why not start a random dinner Sunday routine as part of your family traditions? Perhaps it can be leftovers or breakfast for dinner. The best way to make this dinner is by using random stuff you find in the fridge and just keep things as low-key and relaxed as possible. It’s one of the best ways to finish off the weekend on a spontaneous note.
4. Theme dinners
Once a month, why not dress up and go all out with your menu? Pick a country and then gear up for some serious fun. If you pick Mexico, for example, you’d go all out and whip up some delicious ingredients for the taco bar and even throw some sombreros into the mix. Of course, the grownups get to indulge in some after-dinner tequila.
5. Ice cream days
Pick one day of the week and dedicate it to your family’s ice cream day. You can choose to head out to your favourite ice cream parlour for this little treat, or just indulge in some yummy Gino Ginelli ice cream at home. Either way, it’s a fun little tradition to start and will help you carve out special family time.