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Family Fun Night: Carpet Picnic

This post was sponsored by Bob Evans.

By the time Friday night rolls around, the whole family is usually pretty beat. And that’s why our Friday family fun nights have turned into at home affairs. Typically, we all get into our jammies, snuggle on the couch and watch a flick that only takes an hour or so for us to all agree on. I know you fellow parents can relate!


This week, I decided to add a special surprise to family fun night…a carpet picnic. Like many wee ones, my kids don’t relish sitting still at the table. So, I spread a blanket out on the carpet and told them we’d be eating on the floor. You can imagine their delight. Who doesn’t love a good picnic…Inside picnics can be just as fun as the ones you enjoy in the great outdoors!


Now like I said, by Friday evening, I’m tired, so I didn’t exactly want to cook our picnic fare. The Bob Evans Family Meals to Go options were the perfect solution. You can pick from home cookin’ favorites like Slow-Roasted Turkey and Dressing, Slow-Roasted Pot Roast, Slow-Roasted Pork and Mushrooms, Grilled or Crispy Chicken Breasts, Slow-Roasted Chicken–N–Noodles Deep-Dish Dinner and more. And at some locations you can find their special Broasted Chicken. Think juicy oversized tenders that appeal to kids and grownups alike. Mmmmm!


It was hard to choose from all the mouth watering options Bob Evans had to offer, but I decided to go for the turkey and stuffing. Each family dinner comes with your choice of one or two sides and choice of bread. Our mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and biscuits were tasty finishing touches to our dinner. As you can see, it was a hit with my babies…Check out that turkey coma! Don’t worry…She woke up when it was time to fire up the movie. Haha!


So, are you ready to plan your own carpet picnic?


  1. Bethany Delk says

    What a fun idea! My boys would love this! And I’m at the stage where I’ll do just about anything to make dinnertime more fun since they’ve turned into picky eaters! haha!

  2. Rose says

    Growing up it was a rare treat to have an indoor picnic in our living room-usually when my dad was out of town on business. But its a memory I remember fondly. (Ps dinner looks yummy!)

  3. Bri says

    We usually have carpet picnics on pizza night and the little ones love it. Taking a break from eating at the table is worth it.

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