Family Date Night // Indoor Picnic + Disney on Netflix

This past month has been full of changes, new routines and new environments and a whole lot of running around! With my oldest in Kindergarten and my middle child in Preschool we have been busy adjusting to it all and I worry that we haven’t been spending enough quality time together as a family. So we recently carved out some time for a family date night: it was super easy and a huge hit!


What We Did:

Carpet Picnic!!! This is one of my kids’ favorite things to do, we spread a blanket out on the floor, gather around and eat a meal. Usually I try and pick something that is easy to eat, a little bit exciting and doesn’t require too much of my time (unless family date night involves cooking together). So for this picnic meal we made Tacos in a bag — and it was a hit with everyone.


  • 1 lb ground meat (beef, pork, turkey — whatever you prefer)
  • 1 package of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 – 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small bowl of Salsa
  • 1 small bowl of Sour Cream
  • 1 small bowl of Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • Half a head of lettuce chopped (not pictured above)
  • Small bags of nacho chips (I bought the Halloween-Size bags because they were perfect for my littles but you can use larger bags too)

Cook the meat thoroughly and add seasoning; place meat in bowl. Put a blanket on the floor in front of the TV, put a bowl of each ingredient on the blanket along with the chips. Crunch the chips in the bag, add the other ingredients and enjoy!


What we Watched:

It wouldn’t be a family date night without a great movie, right?!


We watched Zootopia!!! My kids absolutely love Zootopia (we saw it in Theatres) and they were so thrilled to see it is now available on Netflix. I don’t think I can count how many times they have watched it since it was released this month but they chose it for our Family Date Night Feature too. Honestly I didn’t mind because I really like it too but there were some other great movies in the running as well.

Earlier this month Netflix Canada added a collection of 2015-2016 Disney movies to their already awesome list of movies and as a girl who grew up watching (and loving) Disney movies this is the best news! My kids already love Netflix so introducing them to new Disney movies just got a whole lot easier.

These were the choices I gave the kids for our Family Night Feature:





And Zootopia…. which ultimately won out, this time anyways. We had so much fun having a Family Date Night Picnic that I think we will be making this a monthly event! Given the choice what movie would your kids choose for family date night?





**Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team however all opinions expressed above are my own.**

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