Saturday, June 08, 2013
Our family reunion is six days long and everyone comes from all over the country (upwards of 100 people all camping at my grandparents property). It is usually themed and always spectacular. My grandma is one of five children, and each family (of those children) takes a day of the reunion. Based on teh theme, the choose what they're doing that day. Ex: one year we had mystery as the theme. One family had a giant outdoor game of clue, another had a mystery-scavenger hunt that lasted all day and led to a surprise wedding. Another year we had holiday theme where one family did a giant thanksgiving feast (and pilgrams came to visit) another day was easter and we hid and painted eggs. Last reunion was olympics and we had competitions of every nature (racing rubber duckies down the creek, watermelon spitting contests, and dozens more). Etc.etc.etc.
Anyway, this year I was in charge of doing the activities and games and (basically everything except for food) for *three* days. The first and last days (which are much more low-key because people are coming and going) and our family-day. I found out today that instead of being in charge of ALL of the activities/games for THREE of the SIX days of our family reunion this summer, I have the pleasure of being in charge ALL SIX DAYS. Yes. I was "voluntold" as my cousin put it! (haha)
So, now i need you! I need activity/game ideas!!!! How will I keep so many people happy and having fun for a week?
Things already happening:
Wildlife rehabilitation center doing a presentation about raptors (with live birds)
Jam-fest with dozens of local musicians coming to play with us
Thinks I'm thinking of happening:
Hosting a 5K color run
And/or have a color obsticle course (barrels and poles covered in paint)
Nature-themed scavenger hunt
A bunch of minute to win it game ideas
Kick the can
Yard games (need ideas here too)
Family themed jeopoardy
Modge podge activities (ex: make scrap book or put photos on blocks of wood for decor)
Using items only found in nature, build something that can hold up a brick (or something like this)
Water balloon Piņatas
Night-time lawn bowling w/ water bottles w/ glow sticks
Tarp toss game
Paint filled eggs on canvas (throw the eggs at canvas to 'paint')
Spray paint twister (in the middle of the yard)
Sponge ball, dodge ball
"Tolf" - golf, but with tennis balls and golf clubs. You have to swing/hit like golf.
What do you all think?? Anything you love? Hate? Suggestions?
Anything you want me to elaborate on, just ask.
Can you think of more!!??
Thanks in advance!