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Types Of Games For Your Family Reunion
"Types Of Games For Your Family Reunion"
Family reunion games are a great planned activity for your event. Games are a way to break the ice for the start of a reunion as well as a great opportunity to get to know your relatives better.
Family reunion games Especially at large family reunions where you might not know everyone, games and contests can be great ice-breakers.
The last thing you want at the start of your family reunion is everyone standing around the snack table not talking. This is especially true with larger reunions where you might not know everyone.
Ice-breaker games break down barriers and get conversations started. They usually involve having a facilitator to keep things going. Try using two or three ice-breaker games to get the party started. Here is an example of a perfect one for an island vacation:
– Desert Island
You’ve been exiled to a desert island and can take only three items with you. You can leave the three items open to the imagination or make them categorical such as one piece of music, one book, and one luxury item. Everyone shares their items with the group.
Team-building games are another way to learn about your family members. They involve working together towards a goal to finish and are usually guided by a coach. These games bring a feeling of belonging and accomplishment to each small group.
An example of team-building would be to take the Desert Island game from earlier and continue it by breaking everyone into small teams. The team must discuss and combine as many of their luxury items as possible into a way to survive the longest on the island. Choose a judge from the family to pick the winning group.
Other team-building activities are more for outdoors. Examples of these types of fun events include scavenger hunts or obstacle courses.
Family reunion contests are for individual contestants, small groups, or by family name. Prizes for the winners are terrific incentives for participation.
One example of a contest is a family bake-off. Everyone attending gets to sample the food and vote for their favorite. Traditional games are also used at family reunions such as team Trivial Pursuit or Bunco.
Sea Oats Luxury Estate in Captiva Island, Florida, is a fantastic location for your upcoming family reunion. Contact us for more information on how to plan your event. We would love to help you!