As Desmond Tutu once famously said, "You don't choose your family. They are a God's gift to you, as you are to them". For some of us, the magic of this experience comes only a few times in a year. We grow up together in close knit families, and as kids there's nothing to stop us, from being with them. As we begin to demand from life, moving away becomes inevitable. It is only at reunions then, that families get the opportunity to relive those incredible moments of pure love and happiness. Decide themes for family reunions which can be an ice breaker for the lost friendships with your cousins and relatives.
Birthday Party Theme
A birthday party of a family member is always a reason for the family to get together. If it's your Grandpa's or Granny's birthday, then their place is the best location option. Send out invitations in advance, with an R.S.V.P. Play games like musical chairs, pining the donkey's tail, and other races. Hire a magician to entertain the crowd. Decorate the place with the birthday person's favorite color balloons and ribbons. You can't miss out on the cake and ice cream, if it's a birthday party! The idea does sound like a birthday party for a six year old. But the whole point of it, is exactly that! Recreate a party from your childhood and relive those forgotten moments in the far corner of your heart.
Who doesn't love circus? We are all enthralled by the hypnotic movements of acrobats, carefree calisthenics performed by the trapeze artists, and the amusing antics of the clown. We've all loved watching circuses with animals. Maybe you won't have real animals to freak you out, but your family will surely show you their freak side, as entertainment at the reunion! Ask everyone to come dressed as clowns, trapeze artists, or whatever goes with the theme. A backyard or a big park will be a suitable location for the party. If you have any pets, you can have them to show their talent at the family circus too!
All of us have been fascinated by Disney Land when we were kids. Wouldn't it be a dream to create a fantasy land at your home with your loved ones? Pick a location like a park with lush emerald green carpets of grass. Send out invitations to people asking them to come dressed in their favorite Disney character. Play games like treasure hunt, where you'll need to have a dashing pirate like Jack Sparrow. Have chocolate fountains, cookies, jello, and cup cakes to treat everyone. Visit the land of fantasy and slide over the rainbow of your dreams with your family members at this reunion!
Ole! You've been invited to the Mexican fiesta of a lifetime! You don't have to travel to Mexico just to get all that jazz. Turn any place into a Mexican fiesta, with cowboy hats and tacos. The Mexican hat dance is of course a must for this theme. You could give out prizes to the best performers and to the best dressed Mexicans, I mean, best dressed people! Sing a couple of Spanish songs and tap your feet to the rhythm of the salsa and mambo! You surely cannot end the evening without authentic Mexican food like enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and taquitos.
It is our upbringing that shapes our identity in the world. It is important that we grow, cultivate, and nurture the family bonds that remain with us for forever. 'A family is like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts', but it is they, who teach you the real meaning of tolerance, gratitude, and respect. These virtues go a long way to illustrate your mannered personality. The harder you try to distance yourself from them, the closer you will get to them. You have one life to live and one life to make the most of, so, do it by reuniting with your loved ones!