We’ve done ten fun family reunion ideas now here are a few “bonus” ideas.
Family Reunion Idea #11- Make a Family Crest
Create a family crest or family logo. Brainstorm together what your family means and how that can be represented on paper. In European tradition, a coat of arms, which includes a crest, is a symbolic way of identifying a group of people. There is a wonderful site that makes designing your family crest easy and it’s free. After designing your family crest, enter your email address and then print it out and make your own family crest shirts and other reunion gear. http://www.makeyourcoatofarms.com/index.asp
Family Reunion Idea #12. Hillbilly Dinner
Host a Host a “Hillbilly” dinner at your family reunion. Decorate with gunny sacks, old tires, aluminum cans and a clothesline with long johns and flannel shirts strung between trees or hanging on a prominent wall. Be sure and use plenty of duct tape when decorating your reunion site. Use old newspapers or burlap for your tablecloths.
A hillbilly theme is a great theme idea if you will be cooking hot dogs over a fire or tin foil dinners. Be sure and serve homemade root beer in pint jars (I like the jars with handles but they’re kind of hard to find.) and serve your food on pie tins you get from your local thrift store.
Get your family involved with a pig calling contest and use individual pies (Like Hostess pies) for a pie eating contest.
Family Reunion Idea #13- Make a Human Family Tree
Take a family tree picture. Arrange your family just like their names would appear on a genealogical chart of the family tree. Take a picture from the young end first, then have everyone turn around and get a picture of the group from the oldest end.
Family Reunion Idea #14- “Who’s Who” Photo Game
Ask Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents or invite everyone to send photocopies of baby pictures of each family member. This is easy to do now that everything s digital. Mount and number each picture on a large poster board. Give each player a piece of paper numbered to match the number of pictures. Each player writes baby’s names that match the numbers. It’s so funny to see who the children at your family reunion think the pictures are of. They have a difficult time imagining Uncle Ben or Aunt Lisa as a baby.
Family Reunion Idea #15- Have a video scavenger hunt.
This activity will only work if you have access to video cameras and a way to watch the completed videos. A projection system is the best for a large family group. Be sure you have at least one adult with each group. It is probably best to ask adults to bring their video camera and do the filming of the group.