The holidays are a great time to reconnect with family members. But if you’re tired of everyone just eating dinner and then sitting at the couch to watch TV, it’s time to mix up your family reunion activities. Look for ways to make it enjoyable for the whole family and make it interesting.
Try some of these ideas to make your reunion more fun for everyone.
Family games or bingo night
Family games are a great way to get everyone together and have fun. You can play various games, depending on your family’s interests. Some classics that always seem to be a hit are charades, taboo, and Pictionary. If you’re looking for something a little more interactive, try bingo night. Everyone can join in the fun and try to win some prizes.
The prizes can be something as simple as a gift card to a local restaurant or store or something a little more elaborate, like an outdoor camping set. Either way, make sure to set some ground rules ahead of time, so everyone knows what’s expected of them. That way, everyone can relax and enjoy themselves without any drama.
Playing a new sport together outdoors
Playing a new sport together can be a great way to bond as a family. Not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll also have a lot of fun. And who knows, you might even start a new family tradition.
One place that’s perfect for a family outing is a duckpin bowling alley. Duckpin bowling is similar to regular bowling, but the pins are smaller, and there are ten of them instead of ten pins. This makes it the perfect game for all ages. Plus, most duckpin bowling alleys have arcade games and other activities to keep everyone entertained.
Another sport is disc golf. You play by throwing a flying disc at a metal basket. And since it’s an outdoor activity, you’ll enjoy the fresh air while you play, and you might even get a chance to see some beautiful scenery.
If neither of these sounds like something you want to try, look for other outdoor activities in your area, such as golfing, mini-golf, or horseback riding. Your family reunion is an excellent opportunity to try something new and bond as you learn the ropes together.
A scavenger hunt for family heirlooms
You can be as creative with this activity as you want, so there are many variations of the scavenger hunt. One idea is to create a list of family heirlooms and see if you can find them together. This is a great way to explore different places in your hometown or city that you might not usually go to.
You can select anything from jewelry pieces, clothes, tools, recipe books, old toys, furniture—any objects that used to belong to someone in your family. Make sure each person has their own list to avoid any arguments and set a time limit, so everyone has a fair chance of finding everything.
This activity is perfect for older generations to share their family history with younger generations and learn more about their family members.
Going on a fishing trip
A perfect way to get the whole family involved is by going on a fishing trip. Fishing can be done in freshwater or saltwater environments, so there are different destinations to choose from.
When you go on a fishing trip, it’s necessary to have a complete set of gear, as well as food and drinks to keep everyone happy. You’ll also need to decide which type of fishing you want to do: deep-sea sport fishing, freshwater sport fishing, or fly-fishing. Then you’ll have to decide what kind of fish you’re looking for: trout, bass, salmon, or mackerel.
If each person has a bucket for their catch and follows the family’s rules beforehand, this can be a fun family tradition that will bring everyone together.
Touring the city or town your reunion is being held in
If your family reunion is being held in a city or town that you’re not familiar with, why not take the opportunity to tour it? This is a great way to learn more about the area and see some sights.
You can either take a guided tour or explore on your own. If you choose to explore on your own, make sure to have a map of the city or town and plan out a route. That way, you won’t get lost, and you’ll be able to see as much as possible.
Some of the best places to visit are the local museums, art galleries, and historic landmarks. You can also check out the shopping districts or go for a walk in the park. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a great time.
Having a talent show or karaoke night
A talent show is an excellent way for family members to show off their skills and have a bit of fun. You can choose any type of talent you want, from singing and dancing to playing an instrument or doing magic tricks.
If you’re unsure what type of talent to showcase, ask your friends and family for suggestions. That way, you’ll be sure to have a variety of skills on display.
Have a karaoke night afterward to make the talent show even more fun. This is the perfect opportunity for family members to sing their favorite songs together. It’s also a great way to end the reunion on a high note.
Family reunions are all about catching up with old friends and making new memories. No matter what kind of reunion you’re planning, there’s sure to be something on the list that’ll make it memorable.