Are you in charge of your family reunion this year? Here's some simple family reunion ideas to jazz up your family reunion, making it more festive!
Fun Family Reunion Ideas
Ok, so let me tell you a little secret! I actually love to plan reunions and events. Being together with your entire family is fun in and of itself. However, here's some fun details you can add to your reunion planning to make it a bit more memorable and exciting for everyone!
These are ideas from many different years of family reunions. So, do not feel like you have to do them all! Pick a few ideas that are fun for you and won't stress you out. After all, a family reunion is all about being together. And that last thing you need is everyone stressed out.
Before you get to all your family reunion planning, make a simple logo. You can use Photoshop, Word, Canva, or any other online design software.
Having a logo for all your emails or correspondence will make your family reunion seem more official.
Example: This logo I made for your reunion took me a total of 2 minutes, but it was a great header for our meal assignment list, packing list, etc.
2. Welcome Kick-Off
At the very first part of your family reunion (whether its a one day or multi-day event) do a Welcome Kick-off. Your kick-off is a great way to let everyone know the schedule of events, assignments, expectations, specific details, sleeping arrangements, etc for the reunion.
For our welcome kick-off, I turned on We Are Family (by Sister Sledge) during the opening breakfast and handed out wristbands. The fun music and wristbands got everyone excited for the days ahead.
I wanted to do give everyone something to wear during the trip, but since we were on a really LOW budget (and t-shirts weren't an option) we gave out wristbands. They were the perfect way to unify us without being too cheesy or noticeable. And waterproof so we could leave them on during all our water activities.
Where to buy cheap wristbands: Dollar Tree or Amazon
3. Family Games
Since we would be spending a day in Yellowstone, I made a survival kit for everyone. The kits included "Moose Munch"- a snack mix of m&m's, pretzels, kettle corn, and yellow and white cheez-its. I also thought a friendly adult competition would be fun. I made up some License Plate game sheets (with the logo) and put them in the kits out to everyone before we went to the Yellowstone. The winner got Haribo gummy bears since Yellowstone is notorious for bears.
Besides the beautiful sights of Yellowstone, I think everyone's favorite part was running through parking lots to find the most license plates.