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Games and Activities for Family Reunions
So, you're planning a family reunion. A family reunion is
a great way that relatives can gather together and talk
about old times, as well as catch up on what everyone is
up to these days. To make your family reunion extra
special, why not plan some fun games and activities? This
can not only be fun for the kids in attendance, but the
adults as well. Here are some ideas for fun things to do
at your next reunion:
Karaoke: Karaoke is a fun activity that adults and
kids alike can enjoy. And because it's family, even the
worst singers can feel comfortable belting out their
favorite tunes. You can rent a karaoke machine or simply
purchase one. There are karaoke machines out there that
are reasonable in price, although they might not be
professional quality, they'll do the job!
Have a Cooking Contest: Ask family members to
bring dishes or desserts to be entered into a contest.
Each person can taste each dish, then vote on their
favorite. Have a trophy or prize to present to the winner
and runners up. This is not only fun, it provides your
gathering with lots of extra food!
Play “Guess the Baby”: Find as many baby pictures
of relatives as you possibly can. Even the kids can play
this game. Then, post them on a large bulletin board and
have people take turns trying to match the baby picture
with who it belongs to. Hand out small prizes for the
people who get the most correct.
Try Volleyball: A family volleyball tournament can
be a fun way to spend the day. Split your clan into teams
and set up a volleyball net. Give a prize or trophy to
the winning team. If volleyball isn't your game, try
softball or even touch football!
Do a Craft: One great idea is to do a craft or art
project as a family. Try using a large mural crafted from
a huge piece of heavy duty paper hung on the wall. Have
every family member come and add their own special touch
to the mural with a drawing, poem, sentence, signature,
or picture. Children especially will love this activity,
and you can even give them their own mural separate from
Have a Talent Show: A talent show is a fun way for
everyone to show off their special skills while
entertaining their relatives. Encourage relatives to
sing, dance, do magic tricks, perform stand up comedy, or
show off any other unique talent they may have. You can
give everyone in the audience a ballot and have them vote
for their fave, who would then win a certificate, trophy
or other small prize.
There are countless other fun things you can do at your
family reunion. Simply think about what your family likes
to do. By taking into account aspects like how many
children are in the family as well as what you think the
adults would enjoy, you can figure out what kind of
activities to have at your reunion.