My family is having a family reunion this weekend so I share some activities and crafts you can do if you are planning a family reunion this summer.
What is fun is having a theme, not just for dressing up but for decorations. One year we did Hawaiian everyone came in a floral shirts and grass skirts and we had some decorations set up. Hawaiian/Luau decorations are available right now at Dollar Tree.
Party games are always fun, we played bingo a few years then someone brought up doing the White Elephant Gift Exchange so now that’s what we do.
Below I’m going to share some games and activities you can do at your family reunion or at any family gatherings you are having this summer.
Very easy, you can buy a bingo game or make one yourself. Have everyone bring 1 prize for a boy and a girl and 1 prize for adults, the prizes don’t even have to be expensive.
Another type of Bingo you can play is one that has you walking around and talking to get to know your family. This one is good for “big” family reunions.
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE:
Whoever wants to play brings a gift that is wrapped, you can set a price limit like $15-$20. You can do two options, everyone draws a number and that’s the order you will go or sit in a big circle and pick on person to start and just go in order of the circle.
The first person picks a gift, then the next person goes they could either steal an open gift or open a new one. Another thing you all need to decide how many times a gift can be stolen before it’s considered not an option in other words “safe” or “dead”, three is a good number of times.
So lets say someone chooses to steal a gift, the person who had their gift stolen may steal from someone but not the person that just took their gift or pick a new one to open.
After everyone has had a turn then the very first person may either keep their gift or steal from someone who gift is available to steal.
My family would pick what everyone needs to buy like wind chimes or bird houses.
- Fill The Bucket
- Water Balloon Toss
- Sponge Toss (Similar to Water Balloon Toss) but less messy
- Pass The Water
- Lawn Twister
- Bean Bag Toss
- Ring Toss
- Sack Races
- Volley Ball Square
- Rock Painting
- Face Painting
- Photo Booths
- Chalk (if it’s allowed)
For more games and activities, check out my Family Reunion Ideas board on pinterest.