family reunion

Philippines
October 17, 2007 9:35pm CST
The family on my father's side will be having a grand reunion two years from now. In fact this is our 6th. I am the organizer and I want this to be something special and unique compared to our last reunions that what we did are just the usual things e.g. getting to know, some little games where only the youngs can join, and not to forget the "eating times" and swimming in the beach. I suggested during our preliminary meeting that we will do a community sharing/service like free medical/dental and legal services in the birthplace of our greatgrandparents. Do you have other suggestions to make this a unique and memorable reunion? I want activities for the "olds" and young where they can really enjoy and share.
3 responses
• India
18 Oct 07
Hi!Well, Celebrations are always wonderful & the participation of each & everyone adds more colour to it.You could play the ELIMINATION GAME for all & give the punishment of enacting something at whichever they are BEST as each on goes out.You could also have a dress-code for each age groups.If there are many kids, you could arrange some talent-oriented competitons for them.You may also have a CD show of some past parties & so on...... Wishing you ALL THE VERY BEST, & enjoy your FAMILY REUNION!! GOD BLESS!! www.creatingcolourfulfuture.com
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
thanks for that great idea. the idea of showing our past reunions is great. i'll try collecting pictures already. thaks also for the wishes. best regards.
@kevere26 (223)
• United States
18 Oct 07
You can call this a game but I like to think of it as a powerful exercise that's not to be forgotten anytime soon. I'll try to explain it as best as I can. You need one person to monitor the exercise. Make two even lines of family members and have them face one another while standing up. One line is the speaking line and the other is the listening line. The speaking line: each family member has 15 seconds to tell the person across from them (in the listening line) how they feel or think about the other. The listening line cannot say a word! When the 15 seconds are over, the monitor says (usually yells!) "change." One line moves to the right and the other to the left. When you're at the end of a line, you switch over to the other line. If there's an odd number of people who didn't get a chance to speak or listen they can do so at the end of the exercise. Another meaningful exercise for the end of any type of reunion is to have everyone write their names on the top of a piece of paper. You pass your paper around the group and each person writes something positive on the paper about that person. I did this exercise with a university class and the students held on to their papers during finals week when they were feeling down and out. Hope this is helpful!
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Thanks very much for the idea. I cannot only do this in our reunion but in some of our workshops as well. This is very good for knowing a person. Thanks. . .
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Games to play **Board/Card** Apples to Apples Life Spades Euchre Blackjack Speed Poker **Physical Games** Horseshoes Light Soccer/Football Hide and Seek Tug of War Shuffleboard or Target Triangle(using beanbags/horseshoes and a target) EasterEgg/Goodies Hunt