Everyone loves a classic family get-together, and summer is the perfect season to host a family reunion. There’s nothing like sharing stories and meeting relatives with lots of laughs and joyful celebrations. Here are some fun ideas to consider when planning your event.
Plan a Catered Luncheon
What better way to catch up with family than an afternoon of delicious food? Leave the dishes and clean up behind, and bring your family relax and enjoy the festivities in a tranquil setting. Stress-free reminiscing is sure to be had by all! Be sure to book a meeting space big enough for everyone, decorate with family photos, and inquire with Canterbury’s culinary team to prepare a delicious assortment of family favorites.
Play Reunion Bingo
Bingo is a fun game that every generation can enjoy. Start with bingo cards and add family descriptions in each box. (“whose favorite food is Grandma’s potato salad?”). Players can circulate, search out family members who fit the category and have them sign the box. Once everyone gets a bingo, the game ends. It’s fun to learn something new about your family members.
Hold a Talent Show
No concert hall is necessary to show off your favorite talents; Canterbury has meeting rooms accommodating all family sizes. Have your tap-dancing, singing, and other entertaining talents judged by your kin and declare a winner. It’s a great way to see the talents hiding within your loved ones that you never knew they had.
Craft a DIY Photo Booth
Family attics can hold a treasure trove of stylish hats, vintage clothing, and miscellaneous items to show off in a photo booth. Try to fit as many relatives as possible into a photo booth; big laughs are to be had by all! Recruit your loved ones to set up a themed booth and take photo memories as keepsakes.
Throw a Retro Themed Dance Party
Everyone loves dancing with abandon, and there’s no need to wait until the next family wedding. (And Canterbury is perfect for a wedding venue!) Recruit a DJ for an 80s’ revival night or a big hoedown. If prom night was your best high school memory, recreate a magical night filled with tuxedos and prom dresses, and even crown a king and queen!
Play Musical Chairs
Musical chairs are a perfect way to get everyone on their feet, have a friendly family competition, and have lots of laughs finding your perfect seat. Be sure to include a blue ribbon for your champion! There’s nothing like bringing back games from previous generations and being enjoyed by all ages.
Throw an Outdoor Movie Night
Share your favorite family movie by renting a projector and having everyone bring pillows, blankets, and snacks to the lawn for a mock drive-in. Take it up a notch and show old family movies. Bring back those special memories and share them with new generations—a great way to start the summer and create a new tradition.
Let Canterbury Conference Center Host Your Next Family Reunion!
Excellent customer service is Canterbury Conference Center’s goal. We are located just outside Orlando, in Oviedo, Florida, far enough away to give you some peace and seclusion but still close enough to enjoy all its amenities and attractions. Our quiet charm and top industry professionals will make your stay at Canterbury relaxing and memorable. Our staff and facilities can provide what you need, whether your company is here for meetings or a retreat, or you and your family are planning a private event like a wedding or reunion. To learn more about Canterbury Conference Center, contact us through our website or call our Director of Sales at (407) 542-5929.