Black Friday Picnic
Are you planning on going shopping on Black Friday? While many of us love the bargains associated with Black Friday, quite a few of us don't like waiting hours in line just to have a chance at grabbing these deals. One of the worst parts of waiting in line is eating packaged junk food or whatever food is available from fast food restaurants that open early to accommodate Black Friday shoppers. Rather than spending your hard earned deal money on food, consider having a fun Black Friday picnic with your family!
Black Friday Picnic: Food
Did you know that Thanksgiving leftovers are the perfect food for a Black Friday picnic? Rather than purchase fattening burgers and other foods, consider making fun finger foods out of your fresh leftovers - such as turkey sandwiches. With disposable silverware, plates, and containers, you can even bring many foods such associated with picnicking. This will make eating in your tent or car much more fun, allowing you to eat a fairly healthy meal without spending extra money on food as you wait in line!
Black Friday Picnic: Desserts
If you have ever had a picnic with your family, you know that desserts are very important to little members of your family. Good desserts give kids something to look forward too, especially when they are waiting in long lines and getting antsy! While you may think that candies and pre-packaged desserts are the easiest for your Black Friday picnics, they are typically not worth the cost. Rather than buy pricy sweets, purchase some cupcake boxes and make your own desserts beforehand, or bring leftover desserts from Thanksgiving to your picnic. With the right boxes, they will be easy to transport and will have you eating healthier, more flavorful desserts than everyone else waiting in line with you!
Black Friday Picnic: Games
Like any other picnic, it is important that you have entertainment not only for the kids, but other members of your family. To get some of the best Black Friday deals, it is necessary to camp out in front of some stores starting at early as 5 PM on Thanksgiving day. While this may not seem like a major ordeal at first, it can quickly get boring for everyone involved, especially if you live in an area that has very cold temperatures keeping everyone in tents or blankets. If you are planning on camping out, consider purchasing some car games for your excursion. Not only are they easy to transport, but can keep kids and adults busy for hours!
For families who are hoping to get some of the best deals, it is also a good idea to make a pre-campout game from sales fliers. Using a smartphone app or a tablet computer, you can easily do price comparisons to see which deals are worth grabbing first. With many stores having limited supplies, it is important to have a list of priorities. This will help you get in and out of most stores quickly, allowing you to have more fun time with your family and your brand new Black Friday finds!