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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Most Popular Family Reunion Activities

What are the most popular family reunion activities? We've taken an ongoing poll listing readers favorite family reunion activities to help you plan your best family reunion event.

So what has our latest poll of family reunion favorites revealed? While many enjoy a big banquet dinner and recipe swapping,  the most loved family reunion event is home-made family entertainment with 57% of  pollsters choosing a talent show as the number one family reunion activity. 

Showing off ones finer talents is a great way to boost family morale and encourage constructive artistic focus. As you know every family has an artist, craftsperson, singer and jokester who know just how to tickle that funny bone. Family reunion talents shows are a great way to exhibit hidden talents and provide a good excuse to clown around if only to bring in some big belly laughs.

Next in line for popular reunion activities is family reunion games, chosen by 50% of our voters. This puts reunion games in the number 2 spot of favorite activities. Family reunion games are a sure way to bond and rebond with family members you may not have seen in a while.

And what do you suppose the 3rd most favorite activity might be? It's Line Dancing! Neck and neck are banquet dinner and recipe swapping. Afterall, who doesn't like to eat?

So which activites are the runners up? The Family Reunion Cruise, Genealogy Presentations and Story Time.  Submit your Family Reunion Favorites using the poll at the top of this page.

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