Family Fun At Ovation Brands Restaurants This September And October

I received the below-mentioned package in exchange for this post. 
Are you looking for more ways to connect with your kids over dinner? Then I would like to share a fun idea with you, it's the Ovation Brands' Restaurants Family Night Promotion! Ovation Brands' Restaurants care about families having quality time together over a meal, so they've put together a fun way to help busy families make it happen! Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are rolling out a new Family Night promotion featuring the popular Thumbs Up Johnnie books! The lovable character and his friends reinforce a positive and healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the latest family night fun and enter for a chance to win the Thumbs Up Johnnie Prize Package!
Each Thursday, from September 14th through October 19th between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., kids may participate in different interactive and educational activities in Ovation Brands’ restaurants and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations.

The featured activities are as follows:

  • September 14 - Thumbs Up to RED, WHITE & BLUE!
  •  September 21 - Jimmy Jam Germ & The Happy Handshake
  • September 28 - Buckaroonomics
  • October 5 - Adventures Through the Wild West
  • October 12 - Macro-Heroes Save Field Day
  • October 19 – Zipp, Little Digit & The Happy Signs
Enter the Giveaway!
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Thumbs Up Johnnie Prize Package! (ARV $75) Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 9/16-9/30/17 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment on this event or any event listed below.

Thumbs Up Johnnie Prize Package includes the following: four (4) free meal passes for you and your family to enjoy a meal at any of Ovation Brands’ locations as well as six (6) Thumbs Up Johnnie books autographed by author Michelle Bain:

The Adventures of Thumbs Up Johnnie: Johnnie Finds a Buddy
The Adventures of Thumbs Up Johnnie: Jimmy Jam Germ & The Happy Handshake
The Adventures of Thumbs Up Johnnie: Thumbs Up to Red, White & Blue!
The Adventures of Thumbs Up Johnnie: Zipp, Little Digit & the Happy Signs
Thumbs Up Johnnie’s Buckaroo-nomics
Thumbs Up Johnnie and the Macro-Heroes Save Field Day

Ovations Thumbs Up Johnnie Package

Hosts MamatheFox, The Mommy Island, and The Kids Did It along with all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


  1. We have friday night game night at our house to connect!

  2. we have game nights and play games together to connect as a family

  3. We have family movie night and game night.

  4. We have frequent game nights to talk and connect.

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  5. We take the kids out for dinner all the time or hiking in the mountains.

  6. We have family nights, like game night or movie night, and we do things together outside like camping.

  7. we go out as a family,to games,,school,,church,eat,walks

  8. We sometimes play board games together or card games but not enough. Eating together and watching movies we do more often.

  9. We go out to dinner without phones!


  10. We have game nights, go on family fun nights (bowling, hiking) and we always, ALWAYS eat dinner together as a family.

  11. We have our 2 young grandsons at least twice a week. We always have the best time.

  12. We go out for lunch together every Tuesday.

  13. we play games or watch classic movies

  14. we watch Netflix or movies together with my son!

  15. We play board games, do puzzles, color together, watch old movies.

  16. One of my favorite things to do with my wife and kids is to go camping and hiking, it really does bring us closer together!

  17. I think the one thing we do daily to connect is no matter what we always eat dinner together.It gives everyone time to talk about their day if they wish to, and unwind wih a nice (OK most of the time ) meal. Even if it is take out pizza!! :)


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