Purpose is important in everything you do. When there is a purpose behind the event, it is always much better. You can give your family reunion purpose that will last a lifetime. These four ideas will take your family reunion to the next level.
Honor the older generation
We strongly encourage you to give your family reunion some purpose beyond just getting together. There are so many different opportunities here to really shine and make people feel great.
Create a contest where people try to identify the “older generations” baby pictures.
Create a list of the major advancements that have happened in their lifetime. Give them the opportunity to talk about those advancements and how life was different before them.
Talk about the families (if applicable) military experience. You might want to spotlight one or two people, but make sure everyone is mentioned for their service.
How to get the younger generation involved!
In the old days, children were supposed to be seen, not heard. We would not advise that attitude with your family reunion. If done correctly, the younger family members will not only have a great time, but will want to keep the tradition going when they get older. Here are some ideas that will keep the younger people interested.
Have the young people do a video interview with one, or more, of your older generation.
Have the young people “coach” an older person in a tweet contest.
How are we going to be crazy cool with this Family Reunion?
Make sure the Facebook page is constantly being updated so the rest of the family (who can’t attend the reunion) can see what is happening.
Appoint two camera crews and have them video events and give a presentation at the end of the family reunion. With two teams, you can have one video one event and the second one video the next one.
Games, Activities, and Special Touches
Buy a newly wed game and have an experienced couple, a middle aged couple, and newly wed couple compete in front of the family. Every family has a person who would love to emcee the event.
Create a trivia game based on real family information.
Create a calendar. Take the pictures of the reunion and put together a family calendar. There are a number of web based opportunities to have those calendars printed. Here are some ideas.
Fill in the family birthdays and anniversaries.
Feature an immediate family per month. (If there are not enough families, spotlight the reunion in the other months)
Possibly schedule next year’s reunion in the calendar. The sky is the limit on how detailed you want to be with the calendar. Those calendars will become very important to people in years to come.
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Branson Family Reunion Planner is designed to give you ideas, suggestions, and family reunion activities that will help you have a world class family reunion. We do not do the work, but we provide you ideas and information to help you plan it. We believe Family Reunions are important for the family, our society, and the future. Taking time to spend with family and showing them love and concern is a tremendous investment that promises a return of fulfillment.
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