When it comes to family reunions, fun is king. The key to success is planning activities that will appeal to everyone. Of course, there’s no need to stick with the traditional picnic – why not try something a little more creative? Here are some fun ideas that will get everyone in the spirit.
Adding a comedian or magician to your family reunion lineup can be a great way to add some levity and fun to the event. But how do you go about finding the right comedian for your reunion? And more importantly, how do you make sure everyone will have a good time?
First, determine what kind of comedy you want. Do you want someone who specializes in clean comedy, or is edgy humor more your family’s style? Once you’ve decided on the type of comedy, start by checking out online directories or websites that list comedians. You can also ask friends or family members if they know any good ones. Most shows are designed to be interactive for extra pizazz.
Interactive games can be a great option for families to enjoy. In the summer, outdoor games like ladder ball, cornhole, and frisbee can be both fun and a good way to get out excess energy. If you are mainly staying inside, consider card games, board games, ping pong, or pool for some friendly competition. You can even have a craft station for things like origami or sock puppets.
If legal in your area, fireworks can be fun for the entire family. Set up lawn chairs or camp chairs outside and watch a spectacular display at the end of the night. Kids can be easily entertained with party snaps, sugar snakes, and sparklers. Just be sure to keep children and pets away from the larger fireworks, and keep any fire hazards away from grass and trees.
What would a family reunion be without photos? These photos are often looked back on fondly years down the line, so you won’t want to miss them. Along with group photos, a photo booth can add more personality to your family pictures. Not only will your guests have a blast taking photos and putting on funny props, but they’ll also have something special to commemorate the event. You can rent a photo booth or set up your own using a fun backdrop. Next, gather the props you want to use. This can include hats, glasses, masks, and signs. Finally, set up the camera – and printer if possible – so guests can print out their photos right away. You can also use these photos to compile an annual album for all to enjoy.
Whether your family reunion is a small get-together or a large gathering, there are plenty of activities that will keep everyone entertained. So break out your imagination, and get ready for some fun family bonding time!