Reunion Ideas Needed

by Barb
(Ohio)


This is my second year holding a family reunion and would love any ideas that would help make it different from last year's. Any ideas for games or other activities would be greatly appreciated as well as any other ideas or suggestions as to how others hold their reunions.

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Jul 06, 2011
photo scavenger hunt
by: Lydia

Love the photo scavenger hunt idea! As a matter of fact, we leave for our family reunion tomorrow and are taking a version of a photo scavenger hunt with us for the kids, ages 5-12. I can't wait to see what they think! My husband recently found and used this website - www.haleyproductions.com - for a work retreat and we're trying it again, with some variations, for the family reunion.

Jun 27, 2011
Photo scavenger hunt
by: Debbie

Try a photo scavenger hunt. Have family members line up and number off so that they are grouped in teams with some relatives they don't know well. This gives them time to get to know the others and simply have fun. It also provides some good photos in which to remember the reunion. This activity is fun for all ages.

Mar 29, 2011
Games
by: Anonymous

You ca use customized bingo, where you incorporate your family events to make up the game.

Start a scrapbook.. Have a table set aside for people to randomly create a page ad leave a page for the family scrapbook album..

May 19, 2010
Our Reunion Plans For This Year
by: Rhonda

My family has taken a 5 year hiatus from our reunion but we're starting back this year!! We are doing a multi-day family reunion at a campground in Florida (also has hotel rooms for "non-campers"). We are having a fish fry on Friday night and on Saturday we are starting the day with a trip down the river and later in the afternoon, we are having a horse shoe tournament for the adults. The afternoon activities for the children include tie-dying t-shirts, a family scavenger hunt and a big waterslide. On Saturday, we are cooking hamburgers and hotdogs and barbeque on the grill and also having a low country boil. Sunday's activites include a morning devotion and a covered dish luncheon. We help defray the cost of our reunion by having an auction, 50/50 raffle and a raffle. This year, we are also selling t-shirts and koozies.

May 19, 2010
Limitless Options
by: Lydia

There are probably as many family reunion ideas and agendas as there are families and reunions! It's difficult to give hard, fast recommendations without knowing the details of your family dynamics. Have you surveyed your family? If not, that would be a great way to find out A) what they liked from last year and if they want to do that specific thing again and B) what ideas they have for fun games and activities. The more input, feedback and involvement you can get from individual family members, the more invested everyone will be in the reunion. This year my family is going to be trying something VERY new - a multi-day, intellectual treasure hunt. I'll let you know how it goes!

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