10 Must Haves For A Fun Family Reunion

10 must haves for a fun family reunion

Summer is a time of family. At least to my family, it is. This is the one time of the year that our lives seem to slow down a little so we are able to visit with each other. And now, with my dad gone, we are finding that it is more important to share time with family.  So I came up with a list of must-haves for fun family reunion time.

  1. Fabulous foods- you can keep it simple and have everyone bring a covered dish and supply the main part of the meal.  Or you can simply have it catered.
  2. Lots of fun games- Cornhole and ACL cornhole bags, volleyball, frisbee, and softball are some of the coolest family-orientated games. But can go out of the book and get a little creative. Lawn twister, anyone?
  3. Name tags- If you have a big family, how are supposed to know your third cousin’s wife and their family? This will avoid some of those awkward conversations.
  4. A photo booth- You know they are all the rage right now. Make sure to have some fun accessories you can snap those hilarious pictures to remember the occasion.
  5. A fabulous place to hold the reunion. Unless you have a big house, you will need to find a place that is not only fabulous but affordable as well.
  6. Invitations– Make sure that all invites are clear and easy to read. You might need to skip the smaller print on this one as some of the older relatives might not be able to read it. I know if I get an invite for anything and it is in small print, I must have my girls read it, and I wear glasses.
  7. Booking a Block of Hotel Rooms at a discounted rate. Some of your family might be coming from out-of-town so knowing that they have a block set aside for them will help to relieve some of the stress of where they will stay.
  8. You can even create a website or a Facebook group for the family so that if there is a change of plans, it is quicker to update this than to call or text all the family members attending.
  9. Arts and Crafts and even special t-shirts if needed or want.
  10. And lastly, lots of Sunscreen. Nobody wants their good time ruined by bad uncomfortable sunburn. And what better sunscreen to use than Banana Boat®.

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Sunscreen seems to be the last thing on most people’s lists to buy. But take my advice I had a miserable time at a family reunion because I forgot to put sunscreen on, and I had a slight case of sun poisoning. And you know that our children watch our every move and learn not only our good habits but our bad habits as well. Banana boat® has just launched a new line of protection from the sun. Skin cancer is no joke, as I watched my dad suffer from this as well. So I am always skin and sun aware. I was totally impressed with their new products.

banana boat sunscreen
  • Sun Comfort™ Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen- This one is great for the beach and pool alike.
  • Dry Oil Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen- This includes Argan Oil. I will have to say that although I loved the coverage that all these three sunscreens provided, I totally fell in love with this one because my skin tends to be very dry during the summer. And this had the added extra that I needed.
  • Sport Performance® Lotion Sunscreen with Powerstay Technology™- This was awesome for my daughter as even though soccer season is over, she still trains, so she spends hours outside playing soccer, so she does not have to reapply as often. She could go up to 80 minutes with this one.
sun safety tip

That is what I love about Banana Boat® they not only know how important it is to be safe but also the importance of a fabulous Family Reunion as well. They just launched great sweepstakes and website that offers summer fun for the whole family. The sweepstakes offer one lucky family a chance to win a reunion for up to 50 of their family members and friends. So head on over and enter now.
Banana Boat “Great Big Family Reunion” Sweepstakes

*I-C will randomly select five winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes. 

For more information, check out their Facebook and Twitter Pages. 

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Banana Boat®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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  1. Great ideas! I’ve been meaning to grab a Badminton set for family gatherings. Thanks for the reminder!
    #homematters party

  2. Family reunions are special–full of fun and wonderful memories. These are awesome tips! Thanks for co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty – we appreciate you! 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  3. Great post! I tried so hard to plan a family reunion last year…but my family wasn’t very cooperative LOL Thanks so much for all you do as a #HomeMattersParty co-host!

  4. I love the photo booths and fun t-shirts. Actually I love fun t-shirts for everything!! So excited to be co-hosting with you at Home Matters Party!! Have a wonderful week. #HomeMattersParty

  5. Thankyou for the great tips! We try to get the entire family together every summer as well an good food is a must. Happy to be cohosting with you on #HomeMattersParty!

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