This weekend was my family's Christmas/Winter get together. We rented a large home at the Lake of the Ozarks (yes it was cold!) and 25 of us ate, played games and visited. The food was delicious (subs, soups, waffles, cinnamon rolls, chocolate cake, blackberry cobbler and homemade cookies). My girls and I put together two "tape balls", one for the adults and one for the children. The idea is to make a ball out of tape and prizes and take turns unrolling the ball to get to the prizes. One player begins the unravel while one rolls dice. When the dice roller hits doubles, the ball moves on, but the player gets to keep all the prizes he has untaped. It was lots of fun to play and make!
In the past we have done "minute to win it", presents and riddles, silly sock game, and personalized t-shirts. The goal is to have as much fun planning the activity as playing it!
I have to hand it to my family. . . we are a large, diverse group, but we all make the effort to support and stay in touch with each other. Quite a legacy to our parents.