At our family picnic we have a few annual traditions. One is to take a whole family portrait every year. We always line up in the same spot on the great lawn at our picnic site. Another picnic tradition is homemade pierogis made by Grandma. She makes enough to feed everyone, but they always disappear quickly from the sharing table!
|Getting ready for the annual egg toss!|
Every year we have an egg toss, balloon toss, and play BINGO. These things help make picnic planning easier because activities are already planned and most everyone already knows how to play. Using the family picnic fund (collected by donations each year) the picnic planners get prizes for the egg and balloon toss winners, but the BINGO prizes are grab bag gifts brought by every family member. It’s hard to say what is more exciting, yelling BINGO or picking and unwrapping a prize. You never know what it could be.
This year we started a new tradition with a silly photo opportunity for the family. One of the co planners, Kate, with some help from her mom, gave everyone a chance to be silly and dress up like one of our favorite foods: pierogis!
We’ve already got plans to make a few other cut-outs so even more family members can join in the photo fun at one time.
These are just some of the ways we make our family picnic special every year. What are some of your family’s traditions?