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Jumanji dinner menu

Host a wild and delicious game night at home with your family!

Overhead shot of a game night dinner menu inspired by children's book Jumanji.

This year, our Family Dinner Book Club theme is Books and Movies Through the Ages. This month is the 1970s with Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. Growing Book By Book has a booklist and conversation starters for you. Sunny Day Family created a cute craft just for the occasion!

Jumanji is an exciting children’s picture book written in 1970 and still beloved by children and librarians today. I remember reading this book in elementary school and thinking it was so thrilling! I thought it would be so cool and scary to play Jumanji in real life. This is another childhood favorite book that was turned into a movie, and that I wasn’t very happy with the movie story. Haha! I’ve always been a bit of a book purist.

Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve read them Jumanji and am excited to also watch the movies with them. Jumanji is a board game that comes to life, so I set up a family game night menu to accompany this book.

Game night food table set up to look like a Jumanji board game with stuffed jungle animals.

Just look at those ferocious animals that invaded our home!

I used craft paper and markers to create a large game board that doubled as a table runner and one of the games we played during our family game night.

Family Dinner Book Club

Creamy Chicken Dip
-with bread and chips
Veggie Platter with Hummus
Cheese Platter
Stone Fruit Platter
Watermelon Aqua Fresca
Rice Krispie Treats

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