Game nights are parties just waiting to happen. So why not make yours a winner from the get-go? Plan a night in of competitive fun and bonding with finger foods, themed decorations, a few surprises and, of course, awesome games. Click through our album for inspiration for planning the best game night ever.

Game Piece Garland

Here's a good use for the games that won't be opened (i.e.: the ones that take hours to complete or come with lil’ parts). Decorate your home with their pieces! This card-and-paper-money garland from party blog Bridgey Widgey has us counting how many pieces we recognize.

photo: Bridgey Widgey

What do your kiddos love best about game night? Share your stories in the Comments below! 

— Christal Yuen