FUN School’s Out Family Night Idea and FREE Printable!

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We are having a FUN family night in honor of summer vacation. This is a huge deal for our family because this is the first year we have sent our children to public school; we have been homeschooling for the last 12 years.

Check out this super FUN idea for a family night celebrating the summer vacation.

And to make it more difficult, we moved at the beginning of the new year causing the children to have to change schools. My children have been troopers during all the changes, so we decided we wanted to make this family night spectacular. 

I’m one of those few mean parents who thinks it’s crazy to hand over a personal cell phone to a child before the age of 16. I know I’m not the norm, so I decided to bite the bullet on this one for at least the summer vacation months. See, I can be a softie at times. Also, my kids spend a lot of time at their dad’s over the summer, so I must admit there is some ulterior motive behind my decision.

So here is what my husband and I came up with for a FUN family night celebrating summer vacation.

Shh, it’s a surprise. The children have no idea!

We decided that it would be a treat for our children to share a cell phone over the summer months to communicate with their old and new school friends. We will evaluate the situation towards the end of the summer to see if we feel the children are responsible enough to continue with the service.

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We purchased the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan featuring Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU ($7 value) every month per line for $49.88. We also bought them a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime at Walmart. It was originally priced at  99.92, but was on rollback for 79.92.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to or your local Walmart for current pricing.

I was excited that the starter kit was on rollback for the first time for $19.88 instead of $25.00. This brought even more savings to our family budget. The offer is good through July 7, 2016. They set up the phone and Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan for us immediately in the store. They were very helpful. 

We know the monthly free movie will be a big hit and plan on watching their favorite flicks by streaming it through our Chromecast during family movie night. We will have to pick out of a hat to decide who chooses the first movie.

Since they are not aware of this family movie night, we are planning on watching, “Recess: School’s Out” while snuggling on the couch as a family the night of the last day of school. My kids think that movie is hilarious, and I thought it fit well with our summer vacation celebration.

Walmart Swedish Fish


Of course, we will get the munchies during the movie, so I made these cute popcorn and Swedish Fish treat bags for each member of our family. The Swedish Fish were on rollback for $4.48. Be sure to find them on a display in the front of the Walmart or in the candy aisle. It’s the “new look, same fish.”

Aren’t they cute and festive?

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Of course, I love to share my ideas with others, so feel free to download the tags for your own party or family night.

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Be sure to visit the Family Mobile Hub nearest you and have a helpful representative assist you in finding the best plan for your family. Also, don’t forget to ask when they will have FREE samples of the fruity Swedish Fish.

My husband and I haven’t decided when we should give the kids the phone yet. Should we give it to them before or after the movie? Let us know your suggestion. We want this night to be spectacular for our children. 


  1. Julie Wood says:

    What a cute idea for Family night. Make a nice snack and put a printable on it with a cute saying. Thanks for the fun idea. I will have to do this.

  2. This seems like the best plan to go unlimited calls. I don’t own a cellphone yet.

  3. Robin Abrams says:

    Sounds like it is going to be a special family night. We try to have one each week

  4. Patty wright says:

    We have family night every Mon.-Friday. We watch family feud together.

  5. Christina G. says:

    I love their price rollbacks. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sunday nights are always our family fun nights!

  7. Melissa Miller says:

    We try to have a fun saturday night, usually movies and snacks and appetizers for dinner

  8. Cynthia W says:

    Looks like fun! Thanks for the printable.

  9. Tamra Phelps says:

    I need ideas like this. I watch my niece & nephews a lot during the Summer & you can only let them play so many computer games!

  10. Hannah C says:

    Sounds like fun!

  11. Have it while you can. The kids grow into teens soon enough. At that age they have other intrests.

  12. Robin Abrams says:

    The kids grow so fast. We have a family fun night each week with our kids and grand kids.

  13. Cynthia W says:

    I printed out these printables. Thanks!

  14. Cheryl Everitt says:

    Wish my kids were still at home. This is an awesome Friday night you have planned.

  15. These are really cute printables and the Walmart phone sounds awesome.

  16. Michelle Combs says:

    O Yeah it is that time of year again, I’m just now realizing that school’s out for the summer

  17. Melissa Storms says:

    That is a really cute idea for the Swedish Fish. If it were I would give them the phones after the movie, how could they possibly not want to set everything up on them right away? Walmart does have a few really good deals on plans and phones.

  18. Tanya White says:

    I also did this with my responsible 13 year old. i am also one of those parents whom don’t really let their kids have a cellphone but I decided to try it and we did the walmart plan also. great deal may I add.

  19. Natalie says:

    This makes me excited to host my own family night! Thanks for the free printables!

  20. I’m glad my kids are grown. Things are so expensive now. Free stuff is always good.

  21. Michelle combs says:

    some great ideas

  22. I love the cute printable. Thank you for the fun ideas.

  23. Fun, fun, fun ideas!

  24. kelley foulk says:

    yesa family nights are just the best thanks for sharing

  25. I think all kids enjoy using printables. It is a fun and cheap way to get your kid involved in activities.

  26. michelle combs says:

    walmart has a great family mobile plan

  27. marthalynn says:

    This is so fun! I love the idea of making time at home just as special and exciting as time at school. Swedish Fish are my son’s favorite treat, so he’s going to love this. Adding this to our list of things to do this Summer!

  28. belinda bell says:

    we have family night on Saturday night. It is so much fun

  29. Michelle Elizondo says:

    I am looking into this.

  30. Michelle combs says:

    great calling plans

  31. I am having loads of fun with my new go phone. Great plans.

  32. Derrick Johnson says:

    Walmart has so many great family deals

  33. Michelle combs says:

    thanks for all the great ideas

  34. You have a lot of wonderful ideas, I wish your blog had been around when our children were young. Mine have all grown up, finished college, have jobs and now have families of their own.

  35. Annmarie W. says:

    What a great way to start summer vacation. I think a movie night here is definitely in order, too! I love that you can get everything you need at Walmart!

  36. Lana simanovicki says:

    We need to have family night

  37. Michelle combs says:

    walmart has great deals for families

  38. Amy Orvin says:

    We have family night every Wednesday night were we get together and watch a movie and eat something good together. I love these printables. They are so adorable!

  39. Susan Smith says:

    Sounds like fun! My kids love Swedish Fish.

  40. michelle combs says:

    lots of great deals

  41. Those snacks are very cute and look tasty. I know I always like to have a snack when I am watching any movie. Whether I am at home oin the Movie Theater.

  42. Michelle combs says:

    thanks for al lthe great ideas

  43. Michelle combs says:

    thanks for al the great ideas

  44. michelle combs says:

    walmart has a great mobile plan

  45. Michelle combs says:

    loveall the great ideas

  46. Michelle Combs says:

    walmart has great deals

  47. Michelle combs says:

    lots of great ideas

  48. Michelle combs says:

    lots of great ideas thank you

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