One of the best ways for your relatives to catch up and get to know each other better is by playing games. Some require more planning and set up time while others require nothing at all. Some activities require that you announce the game before the reunion because family members may need to bring something with them. You can ask your relatives to bring pictures of themselves, baby pictures and photos of relatives from older generations, so you can play ‘Guess Who?’ games and see if there are any family resemblances. You can also use pictures to create a family scrapbook or memory book. Another great activity is to ask each family to bring an item that represents them to be placed in a time capsule and once all together choose where it should be buried and a date, such as at our 25th reunion, when the capsule should be opened.
A good warm up to get everyone comfortable is an "Ice Breaker". Here are a few you can play:
Here's a list of ideas for other kinds of easy games you can play:
You should have prizes for the winners of games and activities. Another way to entertain your family is to have an award ceremony whereby a prize can be given to: