6 fun uses for Chinet Classic plates to spend time with Family this Fall

Updated: Apr 29

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It’s Fall Again…

It’s that best time of year again where we get to bring out the pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters and breathe in crisp cool air. But, that also means that our regular activities from outside summer fun need to change as well…

So, what do you do now that the seasons are changing to spend quality time with family this fall?

Here are 7 fun uses for Chinet Classic® plates to spend time with family and get into a Fall Routine that my family LOVES to do each year. (plus, the kids love it too and are entertained for hours. Can I get a BOO-YA!)

Make a Colorful Meal with Family

One of our favorite ways to spend time with family in the Fall is to cook together! Fall brings out the opportunity to make so many different meals with the various colors the season gives. It also means… COMFORT FOODS!

Although cooking with kids can be difficult, try to make it fun by letting them pour in ingredients, mix, or throw down the flour.

You may end up with a huge mess in your kitchen. Scratch that. You WILL end up with a huge mess in your kitchen. But the memories are worth it.

If you want some ideas of what to make, The Modern Proper has some great fall recipes! Including an amazing Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

You can make the eventual clean-up even easier if you use some Chinet Classic® plates to simply toss out once you’re done!

Make Halloween Decorations

Finding activities that you can enjoy with your kids can be a drag when you’ve “done it all” before. One way we like to combat this is by making new decorations for our house each year!

We grab some Chinet Classic® plates, markers, tape, glue, and paint to create spooky ghosts, spiders, and more!

When we made our decorations for this year, we were laughing and playing for hours creating our decorations. Definitely one of our favorite ways to spend time with family in the fall.

Check out what we made below and be sure to check out 20 FUN AND FRUGAL PAPER PLATE CRAFTS FOR HALLOWEEN by Artsy Craftsy Mom!

Have a Family Board Game Night

I’m gonna be honest here with you for a second… I’m not a huge fan of strategy board games. Playing a game of Risk or Monopoly for 4+ hours and then leaving the table more gruntled than Grumpy the dwarf. I’d MUCH rather play a goofy game of Quelf or Cards Against Humanity since I love a good laugh.

But do you know what the best part about game night is during fall? Snacks and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Throw some snacks into a bowl and sip on some hot cocoa out of a Chinet Comfort® cup and you’ll be set for an amazing fall evening with the family.

Make Animal Masks or Halloween Costumes

If you want to take your crafting game to the next level, you can make some animal or Halloween masks for the kids to play with! Eli had fun turning his Chinet Classic® white plate into a spider mask! If you need some help getting your creative juices flowing, The Funky Stitch has you covered with 74 paper plate mask ideas!

Play Video Games together

As my boys grow older, the more fun things we get to do! I loved playing video games as a kid (and I still do now). But, playing a video game with your own kids is an almost surreal experience. It’s even better when we make some hot apple cider that we throw in a Chinet Comfort® cup to enjoy while playing. Though I can’t say I’m all that excited when my kids start beating me at my favorite games…

Find a new Park or Outdoor area you’ve never been to before

Something we did recently was head up into the mountains away from the hustle and bustle of the town. We packed up a picnic and drove up a nearby canyon to a secluded picnic area where we could eat as a family and enjoy the foliage. Fall is our favorite time of year and we want to experience all that nature shares with us.

In order to make the picnic easy for us parents, we put all of our food into a cooler, snagged some Chinet Classic® plates, and a couple of trash bags. The plates made for easy cleanup since we could simply toss them into the trash right before heading out on a walk by the nearby river. So, grab some food and the fam to find a spot near you for an awesome way to spend time with family this fall.


Spending time with family in the fall is one of my absolute favorite things to do. These activities are always a hit in our household that have created some fun memories throughout the years. I just hope that our kids don’t grow out of wanting to spend time with their cool parents as they get older…

What are some of the fun things you like to do to spend time with family?? Let's share more ideas below in the comments!


Author: Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane is a full-time dad and a parenting blogger. He shares advice for new parents, experienced parents, and any parent in-between at PapaPerspective.com. He does this through positive parenting methods, the best parenting gear, and lots of laughter. When he's not blogging about the best parenting practices, he'll be out taking photos, playing hockey, or spending time with his wife and 2 boys.

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