How to Host a Family Game Night

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A simple family game night with a list of our favorite games to play and our favorite ice cream cake for dessert!

Slice of Oreo ice cream cake with Oreo crumbles.

How to Host a Family Game Night

We’re celebrating summer with a simple game night! Hosting a game night for my family is one of my favorite things to do. We snack on popcorn and dessert, the kids get to stay up late and we indulge in the best OREO®  Ice Cream Cake, which I picked up at my local Kroger store in the bakery freezer section. We each choose a game to play, clear off the coffee table, toss down some pillows, and create the best memories. 

Family game night with a slice of Oreo cake and games on a marble table.

Here’s how to host a family game night.

White couch with a family game night with pink flowers, ice cream cake and family games

Family Games We Love

Let each family member pick out a game. They can be quick games to table conversations. Here are a few of our favorites:

Table Top Conversations – Happiness and Family

Family Charades 

Go Fish 

Apples to Apples Junior

Monopoly Hallmark 

Giant Colorful Jenga


Pick a Flower Memory Game

Cheese, pretzels and pistachios in small white bowls.

Game Night Snacks

Serve easy finger foods that everyone can snack on while playing games! Here’s a list of some we like:


Cheese + Crackers




Game Night Ice Cream Cake

We make the evening special by serving a super delish OREO Ice Cream Cake from I Love Ice Cream Cakes. It’s my kid’s absolute favorite and we all indulge in a slice. It’s the perfect way to make little moments, like family game night, sweeter.

Oreo ice cream cake

The OREO Ice Cream Cake has a whipped, creamy icing and is made with the best OREO ice cream, with a large OREO cookie on top. My whole family loves it!

Slice of Oreo ice cream cake.

You can find the cakes from I Love Ice Cream Cakes in the bakery or freezer section of your local grocery store. You can also order them online using the product locator at They come in lots of different sizes, themes and delicious flavors, including Carvel®, OREO and REESE’S. A small cake feeds about 5 people and the larger ones up to 24.

Games on a marble table with pink flowers.

Game Night Supplies

To make it extra special, here are a few fun supplies you can add to your game night:

Pillows and Blankets 

Themed Plates and Napkins


Large Dice 

Flowers for Decorations 

Game Night Balloons 

Happiness tabletops

All of these small things add up and create the best memories!! Let us know your favorite thing to do when hosting a game night! 

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