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How do you handle people who RSVP'd and made hotel reservations, but did not pay the registration fee? They also want to show up to the catered functions
What types of games at a picnic can have both the children and older adults involved? - Minute to Win It games - We just played Family Fear Factor
We are having a hard time getting people excited and invovled. We have family all over and have tried to link up everyone on Facebook but can’t get them
Looking for family resolution examples. Please send examples to email@example.com we would be appreciative. This would be a great help. Milferd
There are LOTS of little kids at our family reunions. How do we make sure the kids are taken care of but still have some uninterrupted adult time, too?
Does anyone have any great ideas for getting the young adults to engage in the family reunion events? Last year we were in Atlanta, and by the time evening
What do you do if you have planned an outside event and it rains? - There isn't too much you can do about nature except, have a plan B. If you’re in
What is the best way to handle cooking and meals over the course of a multi-day reunion? - simple foods ... - Use a catering service. - We are doing
How do you handle a family member who had too much to drink and are causing a scene? - Send them to bed ASAP. - Some families are firm regarding restricting
Has anyone come up with or know of a great way to organize items needed for meal planning for your reunion? I started a spreadsheet but I find myself
I painted a bare tree on a canvas and am going to have everyone put their thumbprint on it and sign their name. Do you think that will work for a sign
Where is the most economical place to have a family tree printed? - You could get a coupon code for a free poster sized print from vistaprint.com.
How can we incorporate our family history into our reunion? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - You could play a number of “who belongs with who” games and use
In preparation for the Family Reunion in July, we are interested in doing a Vertical Family Tree at the Banquet Conference on Saturday and I am struggling
What resources are there to print the family tree? I took the time to create mine in power point, but want it professionally printed in poster format.
How has your experience been planning your family reunion? Very Positive, Somewhat positive, okay, not great. COMMENTS FROM READERS: - I was the first
How many people do you have attend your family reunion? COMMENTS FROM READERS - for my husband's family, we have had nearly 100 - not know yet, Do
How do you establish a reunion tradition and get family members to count on and plan for the reunion each time? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - We hold a
How do you determine who should plan the family reunion? What if not everyone agrees? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - You could take turns hosting and planning
How often is 'normal' to have a family reunion? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - We have one every year. I'm not sure what normal would be. - I don't believe
What do you do when just one family branch doesn't want to participate in a particular reunion activity because of associated cost? Split the total cost
Anyone know of some good fundraisers for next year’s reunion? We’ve already done t-shirts, CDs, baskets. COMMENTS FROM READERS: - I like to try and
Is there any organization that will provide financial assistance for these types of family reunion events? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - I called the local,
How do you balance the family vacations with the family reunions. Aka: your own individual vacations vs. extended family? COMMENTS FROM READERS: -
What kind of activities are best at reunions for children and adults of all ages?
What is the true meaning of family reunion? I need to know. Does any one really know?
My reunion is in July in Ohio and our shelter does not have A/C. Any suggestions on main dishes that would be safe in the heat? COMMENTS FROM READERS:
What do families usually do for door prizes, freebies and give-aways? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - My sister-in-law makes soaps at home, so she made up
Who pays for the invitations and other costs of reunion planning? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - It's included in our dues - Normally the 'host / planner'
Any ideas for awards time at the family reunion? COMMENTS FROM READERS: - I think anytime is great, it just has to be a time when everyone will be
Does anyone have a work it off program that they have used for family members who cannot afford the reunion cost? That they would be to work off the cost
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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We're having a family reunion A time to rekindle our bonds The old and the young Those aged and just come Will gather 'fore more time is gone We go
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!
Turn good conversation starters into an ice breaker game. Excellent conversation questions will lead to effective family communication.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Outdoor lawn games and backyard games are extremely versatile, appeal to groups of all ages and can be played anywhere. Cornhole, ladder golf, etc.
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.
Family reunion t shirts can incorporate family reunion themes or can show off family reunion logos. Regardless, use them for making family memories!
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
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.
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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