Family reunions can be a great deal of fun. It’s great to see all your close and distant relatives. Many families try to make the reunions a multi day affair with plenty of enjoyable activities. Many larger families choose to make a famiy reunion an annual event that takes place in the same place every year. That way, family members can start planning on attending months in advance. It’s important to remember that there can be a lot of people and sooner or later they will tire of just eating and talking. They’ll want something to do. So here’s one idea to consider.
Since many family reunions are held both indoors and outdoors, it’s a good idea to provide entertaining activities outdoors. This can consist of a fun softball game or other lawn type games like volleyball.
One outdoor lawn game to consider is cornhole. It has been a very popular game for years and has really taken off it popularity of the past few years. It is a simple yet addictive and fun game. So what is cornhole?
Well the game of cornhole consists of two slanted playing boards which are set about 25 feet apart. The playing board is about 2′ wide by 4′ long and has a hole drilled at the upper end of the board.
The simple goal of the game is to throw bags which are filled with corn from one side of the playing field to the other. You want to land the bag such that it hits the board and remains on it in some fashion.
Maximum points are scored if you are able to throw the bag such that it not only lands on the board but slides up and through the hole at the upper end. This can be very challenging but a lot of fun as well.
The game can be played as a singles match or doubles match. When played as doubles, it can involve that many more people so this makes it great for larger groups. You can even set up more than one cornhole game and keep many people occupied and challenged for hours.
If you can organize it, then you might consider setting up a cornhole tournament, which can be a fun way to get your most competitive family members involved. And if it does become a popular game at your family reunion, then you could set up a tournament for future family reunions and even get prizes for the winners.
People love not only trying to get their bag to slide into the hole but they also score points if they are able to knock their opponents bags off the board. It can get very challenging and exciting. Aside from all of the fun, it’s also a great game for people of all ages because the object of the game is easy and the bags are light enough that just about anyone will be able to handle it.