Remember those good ole days of heading out to Have a Nice Day Café and dancing the night away with girlfriends and fishbowls?? My husband and I actually ended up there the night we met … a couple of dancing fools! (Man – seems like a lifetime ago!) Well, actually I guess in a way it was. But just because we don’t hit the bars anymore, doesn’t mean the dancing has to end. Enter “Dance Party!” a classic Friday night for the Spiva family.
We started this tradition back when Jake was first born … we’ve never been ones to get a babysitter “just to go out” (although I’m trying to institute a little more of that lately). So “date night” often meant cooking a yummy meal, enjoying a good bottle of wine, listening to great music and before you knew it, we were up and dancing. We’d pull Jake into it and he would have a BLAST! Now he asks to have Dance Party almost weekly. And because we are Dancing with the Stars fanatics, he now tries to throw in all these fancy moves – too funny! We try and keep the music selection based on mom and dad favs, but occasionally throw in some kids tunes. (By the way, is it bad that a 5-year old knows all the words to Katy Perry??) The baby even loves dance party and giggles her way through all the boppin’ up and down. And aside from being a fun, family bonding experience, it’s also a really good workout! Not to mention, it’s FREE – another bonus as we sit in this recession.
Here’s all you need to create your own Dance Party:
* Clear out a large area in your family room
* Set your iPod to your favorite tunes
* Grab the whole family
* Turn the music up nice and loud (who cares if the neighbors can here you!)
* And start dancing!!!
Adult beverages certainly welcome and typically present (for mom and dad only, of course)
So kick off your shoes, do a little dance, have a little fun, and get down tonight with your own Dance Party!! Let us know how it goes … or better yet, share some of your FUN family traditions!
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