Go Dark for Dinner! A Challenge to Turn Off ALL Electronics and Connect at Dinner

Family dinners. Remember when you used to all gather around the dinner table and talk… with no phones, no computers, no televisions, no distractions? 

Go Dark for Dinner! A Challenge to Turn Off ALL Electronics and Connect at Dinner


I’m taking part in a new movement encouraging families to be more present in the moments that matter most, and that includes dinner. 

I encourage your family to connect this coming Sunday and change the game of dinners. Dinners don’t have to be fancy, elaborate or cooking intensive. They just have to be fun, engaging and include the family!

Join me by participating in the #DarkForDinner movement. For one family dinner, make sure work calls, personal calls, social media, televisions and any other distractions do not take away from the time you spend together. Go Dark for Dinner and enjoy some great conversation.

If you’re not sure where to begin and need some conversation kick starters with the kids, read my Dinner Conversation Starters. We have heard some of the funniest, most outrageous answers from my kids when we pull out our list of fabulous questions. 


For the first Sunday, I’m going to be traveling to the Adirondacks… the perfect place for a family dinner. And the best part is I’m going to see my folks! A multi-generational dinner 🙂 

We’re going to make sure all of the electronics are off and put away. And knowing my folks, they’ll even light the dinner candles to add to the ambience. 

It’s amazing how dimming the lights a little bit and lighting the candles can really change how dinner feels. More like a special event rather than just a moment to scarf down some food.


  1. We’ve recently started a dinner time conversation box at our home. We’re all loving it and we’re learning more about each other too. I’m totally joining the go dark for dinner challenge!!

  2. I like the lasagna and a meal like this does leave extra time for helping my kids with homework or after school activities.

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