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Oct 25, 2014

Kubb Game a Perfect Family Reunion Game

A Kubb Game, or Viking Chess, is one of the best family games for the reunion. Family reunion activities and games need to appeal to multiple generations. Outdoor lawn games such as Kubb are perfect!

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Oct 24, 2014

Good Conversation Starters to Liven the Family Reunion

Turn good conversation starters into an ice breaker game. Excellent conversation questions will lead to effective family communication.

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Oct 24, 2014

How do I get 25-35 year olds to attend?

I'm having trouble getting my generation to show up at the reunions. How can I get more 25-35 year olds to show up?? I've tried reaching out but it's not

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Oct 24, 2014

What about PayPal?

What is a good way to collect funds or money owed? Does anyone use PayPal?

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Aug 28, 2014

Mullins Reunion

We have a horseshoe pitching tournament. We give a small trophy to the champion and first runner up. The tournament is open to anyone that wants to play

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Aug 06, 2014

Tree Mail

I recently saw this super cute idea, called tree mail, while camping with my parents. These guys had set up a mail system for all the cousins. The fabric

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Aug 06, 2014


What kind of activities are best at reunions for children and adults of all ages?

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Jul 17, 2014

Fun Outdoor Games for the Family Reunion

Fun outdoor games are a necessity for successful family reunion activities. Try a washer toss game, scavenger hunt for the kids or other outdoor lawn games.

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Jul 16, 2014

T shirt exchange

Our family reunion involves families from Wisc, Minn, Iowa, and Maryland. We had everybody bring a slightly used t-shirt or new one that they were willing

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Jul 09, 2014

Inexpensive Party Favors Equal Great Family Reunion Favors

Try these inexpensive party favors at the family reunion. Fun ideas become meaningful when you incorporate family reunion poems, family reunion logos, or family reunion themes.

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Jul 08, 2014

Outdoor Lawn Games for your Family Reunion

Outdoor lawn games and backyard games are extremely versatile, appeal to groups of all ages and can be played anywhere. Cornhole, ladder golf, etc.

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Jul 07, 2014

Meaning of Family Reunion

What is the true meaning of family reunion? I need to know. Does any one really know?

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Jun 27, 2014

So Many Mixed Feelings

I am sitting all alone in my sister-in-law's house, in between family reunions. It's uncomfortable. I've been doing laundry and cleaning my son's vomit most of the day. I feel inadequate, lonely, judged. I wish my kids would behave better. I wish I could get some good sleep. I wish I could connect with my husband. Mostly I wish I could crawl back into my shell of familiarity and comfort. (Where are the chocolate chip cookies when I need them??) But we don't have family reunions because they're comfortable. We have them because they create memories, strengthen family bonds and make us better people - even when they include uncomfortable moments. And even when I have to face lingering insecurities of the past.

May 22, 2014

Family Reunion T Shirts are for Making Family Memories

Family reunion t shirts can incorporate family reunion themes or can show off family reunion logos. Regardless, use them for making family memories!

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May 01, 2014

Odd Name Tags

Many people forget names of distant relatives, it's okay! Try an ice breaker activity. Ask family members upon arrival to describe themselves in one or

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Apr 30, 2014

Make a Treasure Hunt with Riddles

When you make a treasure hunt for children, you're the hero! These fun treasure hunt ideas will help you create the best treasure hunt games for kids and adults of all ages.

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Mar 27, 2014

TONS of Group Games!

I'm so excited about my most recent find! Playmeo - a SEARCHABLE online database of group games, activities and ice-breakers with video tutorials. Perfect for reunions, family get-togethers, youth nights, church groups, cub scouts - and all those other "quick I need a game" moments. I can't wait to try some of these!

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Mar 05, 2014

Your Family Belongs to You

Your family belongs to you. It is yours. Handle it with care!

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Feb 07, 2014

Family Stories Create Family Identity and Purpose

Family stories can be shared at the family reunion. Great family history stories are written based on insightful family history questions.

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Jan 28, 2014

Meaningful Family Traditions Strengthen Families

Family traditions are the rituals, practices and beliefs of a family that are handed down from one generation to the next. Find ideas for intentionally spending meaningful time together.

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Jan 27, 2014

Family Crafts Make Great Family Memories

Family crafts are great family reunion activities. Choose quick and easy crafts for simple family bonding activities.

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Jan 15, 2014

Special People Make Special Families

It takes special people to raise a family not of their flesh and blood. It takes a special family to love them and make them feel as if they really

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Nov 14, 2013

Making Family Memories: 5 Ways to Stay Connected

Making family memories is as simple as these 5 steps.

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