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Planning a reunion can be a lot of work but fun and exciting too. I, too, am on our 40th class reunion committee from a small town. This year because it is our 50th we chose to meet in a local church with a new first class dining room. We made a table of the games we played as kids pick up sticks, jacks, hula hoops. What's more – it's sent to a 'select few' of you class asking to help plan it! We'll cover some activities, mention the year(s) that we've had success in MEET & GREET: This is usually done on a Friday night of Reunion. Popular times for high school reunions are September and October, because of homecoming and football games, and around Thanksgiving or Christmas, when.
Playground ball, bases or something to designate as a base. Similar to baseball rules. This handy dandy flag football set! Same rules as football, but without tackling. Divide the group into 2 teams and give everyone on the team a colored flag to wear at their waist. The object of the game is to work together as a team to score touchdowns.
Players do this by moving the ball up the field by running or throwing the it to team members, and crossing the end zone line. This way, anyone can participate without the fear of getting hurt. A volleyball net, a volleyball or beach ball. Perfect for a family reunion at the beach. Set up your volleyball net, or go someplace that already has one set up.
Divide the group into 2 teams, preferably 6 people each, making sure the best players are on your team. Then enjoy either a casual volley or an intense match to 25 points!
A net, rackets, and birdies. If you have the net to play volleyball, than you have the net to play badminton. But be careful, hitting it out will give the advantage to the other team!
First team to 21 wins! A ping pong table, paddles, and balls. Ping Pong, also called table tennis by stuffy people, is a great game to set up for casual gameplay while family is just hanging out. Teams of two can enjoy simple back and forth play, or have a paddle battle, first to 11 points wins!
Bats, wiffle ball, spray paint or markers to designate field boundaries. Divide into 2 teams and try to knock the other one out by hitting them with a ball or catching one of their throws. Last person standing wins for their team!
Prisoners can get out of prison by retrieving a ball passed by a team member, but they must stay within the prison at all times. The game is over when an entire team is imprisoned. Soccer goals, field hockey balls, a hockey stick per player, safety gear if desired. Basic gameplay as hockey. Use the hockey sticks to hit the ball towards the goal, but be careful, the other team will be trying to steal the ball and get it into theirs too.
You can either choose to play timed periods with breaks inbetween or first team to a certain number of points wins. Lacrosse sticks, balls, safety gear if desired. This is the perfect game to play if you have a large indoor or outdoor playing area, and a bunch of tough guys in your family! Divide the group into 2 teams of 10 each. Use your stick to catch, cradle, and toss the ball into the goal, all while keeping it away from the other team! Teams have 4 quarters to earn the most points!
Everyone gets a turn at sliding! A cameraman will be snapping funny pictures to show in a slideshow later on during the reunion. Twister game board, bubble bath. Set up a Twister board and wet it with water and bubble bath. Have a blast quite literally with a family squirt gun battle! Water balloons, I highly suggest saving your time and fingers with magic water balloon makers! Water grenades, water balloons, whatever you want to call them.
Prepare for an ultimate battle of water balloon carnage! To make it even more fun, divide up into teams, giving each team a different team color with matching balloons and see who splashes who! If you plan on having hundreds of balloons, make sure you get volunteers to help clean up!
If you want to use less water balloons, play tag with water balloons instead! To tag someone else, you hit them with the water balloon and splash! Even more water balloons! Pair up and choose a balloon to toss.
Each catch means you move back one step. Last pair standing wins! Clear plastic cups, cooler. The game starts with each racer having a cup with holes poked in them. At the starting line is a cooler of water, and about 20 feet away, their targets, 1 cup per racer with a line drawn at the top. Each player must race back and forth to fill their target. First person to fill the target wins! A funny variation is to force everyone to carry their cups over their heads! Pool, or respectable body of water.
If you will be having a reunion at a beach or hotel, then Marco-Polo is an easy classic to play! The group chooses the first Marco. Fish Out of Water: Pool or respectable body of water. Hit up the local dollar store and stock up on fun pool toys. Then, set up an obstacle course for the kids to run through and around using them. Time it and award a prize for the fastest time!
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest: If you want to get all technical about it… Draw chalk line starting line and easy to reference chalk lines at 5, 10, and 15 feet.
Each spitter is given a watermelon wedge and 3 seeds to spit as far as they can. Farthest seed spitter wins. For even more spitting fun, try the accuracy variation. Hang 3 hula hoops from a branch of a tree. From 5 feet away, spitters have to get their seeds through all 3 hoops. Distance from the hoops increases until there is 1 winner. My suggestion, stick with store bought pies. No one wants to roll out that many pie crusts! Pick your pies and see who can eat through it the fastest!
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Lots of paper plates, several cans of whipped cream. Pair up and sort out who gets to be on the receiving side of the cream pie. Standing a distance of feet, each team must try to hit their teammate in the face! First team with a successful splat across the face wins! Winners can be chosen 1 of 2 ways, the person who eats their set number of hotdogs the fastest, or the person who eats the most hotdogs, in which case you should probably have some backup hotdogs just in case your family comes hungry!
Ice Cream Eating Contest: A whole lot of ice cream, various sundae toppings. Perfect for a hot, sunny day! Make huge ice cream sundaes and watch as everyone races the sun and each other to eat theirs first!
First one done wins! Everyone gets 1 cold stick of butter and 10 minutes to sculpt a farm animal. Who thinks they can be a pizza dough whirling pro? Wash up and grab your pizza dough.
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Whoever can successfully fling it highest without ripping the dough wins! A large bowl of bite-size foods, such as grapes, mini marshmallows, gummy bears, you get the idea.
Keep count as they are stuffed in the mouths of the players! Ask family members to bring their version of a dish. Offer families traveling from out a kitchen to cook their dishes. Pick the food and start a contest! Each family brings their own version of the dish, my choice is a good old fashioned BBQ smoke-off!
No matter what your family decides to cook, everyone will have lots of delicious food to taste and judge! Every family chooses a single participant who will be doing the tasting. One by one, participants are blindfolded and brought to a table with each food item.
They try each item and guess what it is. The person who guesses the most correctly wins. A few dozen unfrosted cupcakes, lots of white frosting, food coloring, fun candies, sprinkles, plastic utensils.
Everyone receives an unfrosted cupcake and gets to decorate it with colored frosting and all the fun toppings they could ever want.
Funnest cupcake wins, but honestly, everyone wins with this delicious game! Back to Table of Contents Inside Games Inside games are typically good to play during mealtime or if someone just needs a break from the action!
Make sure to plan at least a few of these for a just-in-case-it-rains scenario! Make sure all the puzzles are equal difficulty, like the same brand and piece counts. The group divides into teams of 4 and each pick a puzzle. Teams race to finish their puzzle before the other teams can finish theirs.
First team done wins! A list of questions about your family. How much does everyone know about the history of the family? Play as one large group or separate into teams. First team to raise a hand gets to answer the question. Be sure to include varying levels of questions so the youngest family members can participate! The person or team with the most correct answers wins!
Name That Family Member: A list of interesting facts about your family. Who can play The Star Wars Theme on the saxophone? Who has ridden the fastest roller coaster in the US?
Create a list of interesting facts about your family, making sure not to mention any names. Word searches, pens or pencils. There are lots of websites that allow you to make your own word search.
Use names of family members to create a fun, custom word search. First one to finish wins a prize! Word scrambles, pens or pencils. Scramble up the names you used in the word search, or use words that pertain to your family. Be sure to circle a spot for a letter in each word that also goes with a mystery word at the bottom! First person to figure out the mystery word wins! Mad Libs, pens or pencils. Write up a story, leaving out words with blanks that specify the type of word verb, noun, adjective, etc.
Everyone will go down a list only writing the kind of words needed, then read the story aloud filling their chosen words in! In this game, everyone will place a paper plate on their head and attempt to blindly draw either themselves, or pair people together and ask them to draw each other!
A small sheet of stickers per person.
Each person is given a small sheet of stickers, with an equal number of stickers on it, anywhere from The goal of the game is to discreetly stick your stickers onto other people. If they catch you, they get to put one of their stickers on you.
The first person who runs out of stickers on their sheet wins! If there is a tie, the winner is whoever has less stickers on them. Back to Table of Contents Board and Card Games Whether it be injury or disability, some people just cannot participate in the more active games, so be sure to have plenty of relaxed games on hand: Pictionary gamepaper, pens or pencils.
Also consider subbing paper and pencils for dry erase boards and markers. After school sales are a great time to look for them!
A fun game for all ages! Artists race to draw pictures to get their team member s to guess the secret word! First team to guess the word gets a point! Then swap artists and do it again! This is a super fun, super fast game of charades, except the difference is each player must act out 4 different words, points are awarded based on their difficulty, to their team member sbut as fast as possible! Make sure to grab the card before it falls! Points are only awarded if you were able to retrieve the card in time!
Apples to Apples card game. A great card game for 4 to as many as 10 people, and more if you consider pairing up into teams or including an additional game. Each round, one player is the Judge. The other players choose one of their red cards that best first with the green card, or at least is the funniest pairing. The cards are shuffled and handed to the Judge, who chooses his or her favorite. That owner of the card gets the green card.
First player with 3 green cards wins! There are lots of different versions, so pick one your family will love or even one to match your family reunion theme! Lord of the Rings? Either way, this game will be fun for the whole family! Play as individuals or as a team. Players, or teams answer questions in order to move around the board. The first to complete each of the six categories wins the game! This game is known to burn many hours at a time, and if a perfect one for some of the less active family members.
Beware though, Monopoly is also known to bring out the competitive side in anyone! Players take turns traveling around the board, buying, renting, and selling property in an attempt to become the wealthiest player. The game is over when everyone else has gone bankrupt.
Ticket to Ride gamealong with any desired expansions. A fun strategy board game your family will want to play over and over! Across the states are train routes connecting certains across the country. Players attempt to claim train routes to earn points. At the end of the game, the player with the most points for his or her routes wins! Scrabble gamedictionary.
A game of words. Players place tiles with letters on the scrabble board to form words and earn points. When the tiles are gone, the game is over and the person with the most points wins. Your goal is to make rows of five on the board by placing playing chips on the board spaces corresponding to cards played from your hand. First person to complete their row s wins. Great for one on one matches all the way up three 4-player team games!
A family game night staple! There are lots of ways to play, but the main goal remains the same, be the first one to be out! To start, 7 cards are dealt to each player, and the first card on the draw pile is flipped over. I wonder how many people you can fit into one game if you use a few decks of cards combined… Phase The second most popular card game behind only Uno.
Players play through 10 phases, each phase requires a different set or sequence you have to make before moving on to the next phase, like two sets of 3 or a run of 7.
You can only complete 1 phase per hand. The player who finishes their phase first and gets rid of all their cards wins the hand, earning 0 penalty points, while everyone else earns penalty points for cards left in their hand.
Your goal is to get through all 10 phases first and have the least number of points at the end of the game. Skip Bo card game. In this card game, players are dealt 5 cards in addition to a 30 card deck, with only the top card visible. Players use cards from their hand, deck, and discard piles to create shared piles starting with 1 and going to First player to clear their deck wins!
Kiddie pool filled with water, various objects, some that sink and some that float. Got a little kiddie pool on hand? Then put it in to see! Kiddie pool filled with sand, 2 sets of these mini dinosaurs. Fill a kiddie pool with sand, hiding dinosaurs in the sand as your go. Hide all the dinosaurs in the sand, whoever digs up the most dinos wins!
Someone is selected as the first Simon. Those who do are out of the game. Last player standing wins! Then I made a CD of the songs 16 and put the song name i. House of the Rising Sun: Bill Smith with the classmates name instead of the artists. Also a classmate has a winery, so we prepared 45th Reunion labels and he donated a bottle of wine to each classmate 1 to a couple with the commemorative label.
Yes By fmc Guest Post May 4, found this helpful Best Answer I too find my class prefers a casual setting rather than a meeting room dinner. Our class was around 60 members Most years my husband and I host a backyard party we live on an acreage.
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One year we had a cowboy cook with his authentic chuck wagon and poetry. Those that missed it were really sorry. This year because it is our 50th we chose to meet in a local church with a new first class dining room. Our own people will be the speakers. We have found the class will, prophesy and history that was published in our school paper which we will use. That should be fun. Made place mats out of them. Different things at each setting. The center pieces were different pics of one or two people inside a hand made flower.
Everyone had to move around to look at pics. We had Cheerleader uniforms, twirler, jerseys We made a table of the games we played as kids We had a light shining on those who had passed for a "In Memory of them" with the light on their Senior Pics. We just did a lot of things to take everyone back in time. We had a D. After it was over, we had everyone send in the pics they took and several of us got together and sold Reunion Annuals with fun memories and pics in it and saved the money for the next reunion.
By the way, this was our 30th and next year is our 40th. They have had knee replacements, hip socket replacements, heart by passes and they drive Buicks, Cadillacs, and are used to comfort. Keep one event an air conditioned meal in a place where they can talk.
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Hold the music down, ok? If you're going to have a picnic, make that an option. If you have a two day event, make the billing ala carte split the billing or offer a discount for both days. Table decorations are stack of 3 books, covered in black roll paper with subject written on top book in stack, tied with curling ribbonschool colors and then attaching three balloons in school colors. Makes for a nice center piece. Surround with tea lights for small tables and globe and large candle for the large tables.
Gell lights in school colors to put behind the DJ, cheap, borrowed small spot lights and then just added the gell paper. Another idea is to set out tea cups and add an apple in each cup.
I used this when one place didn't allow candles. Created a crossword puzzle with your graduating year as the theme. That can be done online, I enlarged it to put next to our memorbilia table, but one could also just make copies of the crossword and leave it on each table for folks to solve. We also found a mascot, we were the warriors, and put that as a center piece on the memorabilia table.
So if you were the mustangsget a model car. You get the idea. I have also planned to have the room surrounded with the school name, and our year, again in school colors, with large 40's sprinkled about in clusters.