Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fun Family Plates!


I thought it would be fun to put some of my favorite things on here. I have many favorites. Some are just for me and others are things that make our family life a lot of fun.

That brings me to my dinner plates.


Yes! Plates! 

I love them!

A couple years ago for Christmas, my mom (AKA Super Grandma Ruthie) bought each family a set of personalized photo plates. Such a GREAT idea, right?!

I will admit that it was kind of creepy eating off of someone's face at first, but it was short lived!

We have had a lot of fun with our plates!

Sometimes they get to eat on their own plate...for some reason this makes the food taste so much better!. But, most of the time they get a random plate. 

Most times we'll go around the table and you have to tell something you love about the person who is on your plate. This is great for days when my kiddos are miserably cranky a bit off. How can you not feel better when someone tells you why they love you?! 

We have also done random acts of kindness at some point throughout the week for the person who is on your lovely plate. 

Othere times I'll put numbers on the bottom of the plate. 
The numbers are assigned to a treat with the same number. 
Then other times...we just have fun.

Who says playing with your food is a bad thing?

You can imagine the fun we have!

The ideas are endless! 

I'm a firm believer that there is great value in sitting and eating together as a family. 
It is also one of my favorite things.
 So, why not make it a little more enjoyable?


Want a plate? Here's a great link!

The first one you see is a plain one like we have.
See how easy it is?

You too can have your favorite plates!

Let the fun begin!


Stephanie said...

That's a great idea. Our kids love the plates from Grandma Ruth, but I'll have to switch them around like you do. That would be a great activity when the kids need a little extra lovin'.

Rusty said...

So that's what Hannah looks like with white and red hair. . .

Melissa Jones said...

This is the cutest dang thing I have ever seen!!!! hahahahahahaha I love it! You Blaylocks make me happy!!!

Rebecca said...

You have to send this blog post to my sister-in-law's blog as a guest poster! She (and many others) would love this idea!

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