In my family, we host family get togethers to celebrate every chance we get from the holidays so special occasions. We have a lot of fun together, and we take turns hosting family gatherings. I am going to share some secrets to our successful family parties and some family get together ideas for fun things to do.
This post was contributed by Jose Lozano, who is fully aware of the benefits of a loving and supportive family.
As A Family, Be Welcoming
We are very open to receive new people in our gatherings, and it isn’t rare to have friends of friends join us for our family get togethers. This way we all get to know each other in the extended family and have a pulse on how everyone is doing. Additionally, you don’t have to choose between friends and family. You can have both. When I was a kid my mom instructed us to be kind and good hearted people and I think that this why our family seems to always be growing!
Many of my friends have thanked me for opening the doors of my house, and tell me that it is amazing that my family allows everyone to have a great time with us. The curious thing is that we don’t do anything fancy or sophisticated. We are very common and maybe a little old fashioned people. But, it is true that my whole family knows how to have fun and make every moment special, and that is what I would like to share with you here.
Enjoy Each Other’s Company
A family get together doesn’t have to be fancy or impress anyone. That is the great thing about them. You don’t have to stress out because it is really just about enjoying each other’s company.
I have discovered that my family makes each moment special because we like to be together. That is the secret behind the whole scene. Since every person in my family is aware of this fact, we simply enjoy meeting for whatever reason we can. I think this is fantastic because I can teach the same to my children, and they will pass it on their children and so on. I believe that people who are raised in this kind of environment are happier, and at the end of the day that makes all the difference in the world.
5 Fun Family Get Together Ideas
As I grew up, I noticed that we enjoyed doing many activities together as a family. I realize now that we have a lot of experience spending time as a family, doing things that everyone enjoys. I would like to share with you the top five ways of having fun as a family that we like the most. You will discover that quality time family fun can be a true blessing and it is a great way to build relationships.
One of the best things we do is the storytelling time, it not only creates a great moment for everyone as a family, but it also helps us to know more about certain facts of our relatives. We use this time wisely and share funny and constructive stories with the family because they provide a lot more value. When I was little my grandparents used to say that they wanted a house full of kids laughing.
This is by far one of the funniest things that we do in our family; it happens every week and we can play for hours. Some of the board games that we play the most are Rummy-O, Pictionary, and Monopoly. The great gift of these games is that they draw everyone’s attention, and even those who are not playing are paying attention to what is going are making a great atmosphere for all in the room. Card games are also perfect for these good times.
Ten years ago a new family tradition for us was born; it happens once a month every first weekend. We get together at a different house and a special meal for everyone is served. We take time to talk to each other and it is typical to meet someone new at these gatherings. As I told you before we are very open and welcome anyone who wants to share a great moment with us. This type of family dinner works very well as a potluck meal.
Making music is one of my favorites for a large group. My brothers, cousins and I pull our guitars and we play music together. The good news is that I have found that even those who are not playing enjoy a lot just by watching and listening. We also sing songs where anyone can join in. Sometimes the younger family members will play their instruments too. Every once in a while, a spontaneous dance party breaks out!
Charades is a game that brings a lot of fun for the entire family and it is very simple to play. It requires only two teams to compete. Someone in the family prepares a bunch of little notes with names of songs or movies. Each team will send a member to the stage to act out to his or her partners the exact words written in the piece of paper. The team that guesses the most wins. It is great friendly competition. Very simple, very funny and very entertaining. Here are details on how to play.
Do your family relations enjoy fun family activities? These are the top five fun activities that we do at our family get togethers. From family stories to family game night it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. Family get-togethers help to strengthen our family bonds while having a lot of fun. I invite you to give them a try at your next family get together and share your experience with us. After all, having fun is part of life as well; it helps us to stay healthy, happy and close to the ones we love!
Are you planning a get together with family? What other activities do you enjoy doing at a family get together?
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
We do lots of outdoor games and a scavenger hunt in our house and the young kids really like it. Thanks for the fun ideas. Good food is always a great place to start:)
We played a lot of card games and board games. My 1 daughter loved puzzles, so we would do those on her night to pick.
My girls uncle had an RC boat which they would take to the lake and their dad had several planes…that got a bit crazy at times as they wanted to fly the planes and that wasn’t always easy when there were a lot of people around. “Incoming”!!! LOL