Fun Photo Gifts
by Tammy Lanclos
picture flower arrangements
I have been planning my family reunion for a year now and I am very excited that it is only 16 days away. I have so many things planned and I hope that maybe it could help someone else in their planning.
For adult games we are playing the family feud game, against the different family lines. The newly wed game and not so newly wed, the toilet paper game where people have to tell about themselves depending on how many pieces of toilet paper squares you take. Talent show, karaoke, a music jam session, dizzy bat relay, potato sack race and awards ceremony with gag gifts and door prizes.
For the children we have a spacewalk with a large slide that is attached to it. A Easter egg hunt, I bought a lot of bouncy balls that the kids can jump around on. A giant giga ball that is 51" tall they can play with and climb on and through. I have surprise grab bags with toys and candy in them for each of the children. I have a large art wall for them to draw pictures of their families on to be displayed at the reunion and they too will be included in the talent show and karaoke.
I made lots of flower arrangements for the tables. They have pictures on both sides so no matter which side of the table you set at, you will see family pics. I am also putting solid pastel tablecloths on each table and then 4x6 pictures of all the family all over the tables and then covering them with vinyl table covers so you can eat on top of the them without the photos getting damaged.
I made the glass gems and decoupaged my family members' old pictures on them. They will be all over the tables where the desserts will be and the picture display table.
I made water bottles with pictures of my grandparents. I am also making the family coat of arms, too. On the opposite side it'll say Easley Family Reunion, April 16, 2011.
I took old black and white family pictures and place them in mason jars. I plan to put dry beans, flour, sugar, etc. in the jars. I am going to display them on the tables where the food will be.
My Family Reunion Favors
by Tammy Lanclos
My next project was making favors. I made labels for Certs with Print Shop program on my computer. I also made M&M candy favors.
I made my water bottle labels. One is our family coat of arms with the reunion date on the opposite side. The other two water bottle labels are my grandparents both young and old. I took the extra step of wrapping each one in postage tape to seal the labels off to keep them from damaging when the ice melts to water.
I also made small grab bags for the children with candy and toys in them.
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Things I have made for my family reunion coming up
by Tammy Lanclos
life size photo frames
I like personalizing things for any party affair that I have. I have a family reunion coming up and I have been put in charge over it. I have had such fun creating stuff for our reunion. I hope some of my ideas may help somebody out, that is looking to add that personal touch.
I took a 4x8 sheet of plywood and cut out two large holes to fit the frames that I put over them. I then wallpapered the plywood and made a stand to hold the plywood wall up. I added lots of old family pictures. The family can stand behind the wall and look out through the two frames and have their picture done, for fun.
Next I made a family directory it includes addresses, email addresses home and cell phone numbers of all the family members. I binded and made them completely myself.
Next for a family picture display I took a shower curtain and drew a large tree on it with markers. I then added pictures of my family on the tree.