A Great Family Reunion Activity

Family reunions are a perfect breeding ground for memories…what kind of memories are made is up to you. We’ve all walked away from a family reunion rejuvenated, feeling closer to our kin having spent time together. We’ve also walked away from a family reunion with the opposite sentiment, feeling relieved to have it over with. So, the question is: how do you make a family reunion fun and interesting for everyone, even if “everyone” ranges in age from 2 to 82? Look no further. We have a fun solution for you.

Family Talent Show Coral Springs Resort

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Plan a family talent show! Now, before images of mass humiliation cause you to close your computer down and disregard this tip completely, give me a chance to explain…

A family talent show is the perfect solution to your family reunion doldrums for three reasons: a talent show is 1) easy to plan, 2) versatile, and 3) hilarious.

First of all, a talent show requires almost no planning at all. A few weeks before the reunion, send an email to those attending and ask each family (or family member) to come up with a talent to share, then let them take care of the rest. Choose a night towards the latter part of the reunion and, after dinner, move the chairs around to create a theater arrangement. Draw names from a hat or choose some kind of order. Then, just sit back and relax while the talent show takes place. There you have it – fun for everyone that is free and easy to plan!

Secondly, a talent show is versatile: any one of any age and any talent can participate. It doesn’t matter if grandma wants to serenade you with an old-time favorite or your 3 year old niece wants to demonstrate her new “blowing bubbles out my nose” trick – both can participate! In fact, I suggest you encourage diversity. Many members of your family will feel like that they have nothing to contribute because they can’t sing or dance or throw a baton. The wonderful thing about a family talent show is that it can include any talent: card dealing, joke telling, arm bending, face making, bubble blowing, tongue clicking, hand standing – you name it.

Family Talent Show

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Lastly, family talent shows have the potential to be hilarious. You’ll be surprised to find out what your family members – who you thought you knew so well – can do. Hidden talents abound! This is a fabulous way to bond as a family.

So, what are you waiting for? Let your family know that there will be a family talent show this coming reunion and that they have something to prepare for and look forward to.

For more family reunion ideas (including how to avoid your crazy aunt or how to make a road trip bearable) click here!

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Weston Sill

I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently, I have been traveling to the St. George area for work and vacation. It is only a 4 hour drive from Salt Lake City and makes for an easy fun weekend trip. I love to travel, hike, mountain bike, ATV, wake-board, water ski, golf and play sports. My active lifestyle and family situation has really drawn me to Southern Utah. This blog will give you amazing ideas for travel in Southern Utah and other adventurous parts of the world. My hope is that after reading this blog you will call Southern Utah home. You will know the best places to eat, places to play and things to do in the area. Plan your next adventure today!

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