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Family Reunion Ideas - Fun Activities for your next Family Reunion

Updated on April 10, 2009

Family Reunion Ideas, Games and Ice Breakers

A family reunion is about keeping in touch with brothers and sisters, meeting new family members and getting to know them; and for kids to spend quality time with their grandparents, aunties and uncles that they may not see very often. Far away job opportunities, educational choices or simply the urge for families to travel make family reunions even more important today than ever before.

A successful family reunion will be one that creates a relaxed and friendly environment for people to talk and get to know each other. Providing ice breakers and activities that all can participate in also makes for a fun family reunion. Find out how you get the family together and enjoy hours of family fun for all ages from Grandparents to Grandkids.

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Family Reunion Activities for all the family

When families see little of one another, family reunion games and activities become an important ice breaker to bring people together and promote conversation. Getting everyone involved in family reunion games can help make and build family connections and have fun at the same time. The important thing is to arrange family games and activities that will keep everyone involved from grandparents to the grandkids. A favorite family reunion idea that brings all ages together is a family Jigsaw Puzzle - even better is a jigsaw puzzle that is custom made for your family and personalized with a picture of family members.

Today, custom made picture puzzles are low cost to order, come in a variety of sizes and piece counts and can be made from almost any photo or artwork. In addition, the range of sizes available and the quality has vastly improved over the last few years.

Family Reunion Multi-Photo Collage Puzzles

Turn your favorite photo of the family into a fun and challenging Jigsaw Puzzle that everyone can enjoy. Take this a stage further by selecting multiple photos and having a professional photo collage layout created and made into a puzzle. This makes a great talking point and centre of attention on the coffee table and a great keepsake after the reunion is over. Some examples of Family Reunion Photo Collage Puzzles are as follows:

Family Reunion Photo Collage Puzzle

Family Reunion Photo Collage Puzzle
Family Reunion Photo Collage Puzzle

The above example shows a custom designed 504 pieces -- 16x20in Photo Collage Jigsaw Puzzle. The Photo Collage layout uses 19 image files. Click on this link to order your own Photo Collage Puzzle.

Family Reunion Collage Puzzle

Family Reunion Collage Puzzle
Family Reunion Collage Puzzle

The second example (above) shows a custom designed 756 pieces -- 16x30in Photo Collage Jigsaw Puzzle. This Photo Collage layout uses 18 image files including the cut out image and the background. Click on this link to order your own Photo Collage Puzzle.

Family Tree Photo Collage Puzzle

Family Tree Photo Collage Puzzle
Family Tree Photo Collage Puzzle

This example (above) shows our largest puzzle size -- 1500 pieces with dimensions of 24 x 33.5in. This photo collage layout is designed into a familiar family tree and once made, makes a great keepsake for framing and hanging on the wall. Click on this link to order your own Photo Collage Puzzle.

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5 great family reunion ideas for Jigsaw Puzzles

Here are 5 great family reunion ideas on how to use personalized jigsaw puzzles and photo collage puzzles as family reunion games at your next event.

  1. Send out small 9 or 24 piece postcard puzzles as family reunion invitations. This is a novel and unique way to announce your family reunion to family members and something that they are not likely to forget. These postcard puzzles can be personalized for each family member and give details of the reunion location and date.
  2. Give puzzle pieces in advance to all family members with the instructions to bring these with them and complete "their piece of the puzzle". This is symbolic of bringing the family together and a great way of saying the family is not complete without them. (tip: it's a good idea to have a second duplicate puzzle ready just in case some of the pieces are lost) .
  3. Have a photo collage layout made-up in the design of a family tree showing each family member and their place within the tree. Everyone who comes to the reunion can see how they "fit" into the family puzzle. You can have a large 1000+ piece puzzle made for the family to work on during the reunion and have smaller individual puzzles for each family member to take away as a keepsake of the event.
  4. Have a small 8x10in puzzle made-up from a photo of each family member or family groups and give these out at random. The first person to make their puzzle and identify the family member wins a prize. This is a great activity to get people talking and one that any age can participate in.
  5. Have a photo collage puzzle made up after the event based on photos of the family and activities at the reunion. A copy of this can then be sent out to each family as a memento or keepsake of the event.

Any of these family reunion ideas and activities will help bring your family together and most importantly get people talking.

After all, that's what reunions are all about and personalized puzzles provide a great, non intrusive activity that the whole family can participate in and enjoy.

About was launched 2004 and since then we have manufactured and sold thousands of personalized photo jigsaw puzzles and photo collage puzzles to customer all around the world. We have a two professional graphics designs on staff to adjust and enhance each and every image they receive to ensure that the finished puzzle looks the best it can be.

Our puzzles are printed as professional photo enlargements offering a level or quality and durability that matches or surpasses some of the best puzzles available on the market.

It would be our privilege to make a puzzle for you based on any artwork or image file you supply to us. To place an order for a photo puzzle or photo collage puzzle, just visit our site, choose the puzzle size you want and upload your image at the time of placing your order. Visit our website for more details.

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My Family Puzzle

My Family Puzzle
My Family Puzzle

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Some great ideas here! Now to get my family together - in one country at one time! :)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I really like these photo collages turned into jigsaw puzzles. Fun idea. It would work for a high school reunion too, I'd think.

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      joykennel 6 years ago

      great ideas for gatherings--can't wait to use them!

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      kpcwriting2 6 years ago

      Great lens - especially the activities section. This will come in handy when I'm planning the next reunion.

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      mostewart1 7 years ago

      I love anything to do with photos and family reunions- put together and I'm sold! Very fun idea!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Fun Family Reunion Jig Saw Puzzles. Lensrolling to my Tate Family Reunion lens.

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      BulkLotWarehouse 8 years ago

      Great Lens!!!! Excellent Information!!! Thanks.


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      pepys 8 years ago

      These are really great ideas - as my family is pretty well scattered all over the world it is next to impossible to get together. However the family jigsaw is an excellent idea.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a great idea! They'd make great grandparent gifts, too, don't you think? Nice!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      We have a family reunion almost every summer. I'll have to remember this for next time. My parents especially enjoy doing puzzles and I think this would be a hit.

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      AmyMarkle 9 years ago

      I love the puzzle idea...especially sending a piece out as part of an invitation! That is really unique and special!!

      Amy :o)

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 9 years ago

      My parents are gone now, but my 11 brothers and sisters are scattered all over the U.S. and one in Australia now, so I will be back to check out these ideas. We are talking of having a reunion maybe next summer.Nice lens idea!

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      The Homeopath 9 years ago

      Awesome ideas! I'd love to have a family reunion but pretty much everyone in my whole fam lives within 1 25 mile radius of me anyway so we have one about once a month - lol.