Fun Things To Do

Large or small, plan a family picnic. Local parks are a good place to get started. We always had our reunions in our back yard (we have a big backyard). Ask the kids for their ideas too. They're part of the family too and might think of something you wouldn't. Everyone can bring their own food and drink or plan a potluck. Send invitations or send out a family email. Remind family members to invite family members you might have missed because of lack of the contact info. You can play games or bring out the old standards croquet, volleyball, basketball, baseball etc. A family that can't play these games become the spectators and cheer on the teams. Card and board games are fun too. Be sure to plan for certain weather conditions, you might want to have a tent or garage available. Bring an old photo album to share family stories, be sure to record these stories for the younger generations. They may not have heard them before. Take pictures to start some new memories. Don't over plan or overwork. Remember you're all family. You might just want to visit. Kids can usually come up with their own fun. Just give them some balls and some space. HAVE FUN! 

Plan smaller get together. Just get the young cousins together to play and get to know each other better. Older cousins can have a movie night. One of my cousins made up a family road rally with clues to places related to some past family events. We all ended up together to make more family memories. Just go to dinner or lunch with your brothers and sisters.

Collect favorite family recipes. Ask family members for recipes of their specialty dishes. Recipes handed down through generations if there are any will be fun to add to your book. Your book doesn't have to be fancy, but it is important to get them collected and shared. Your children or grandchildren may have a program on their computer that will help them with this cookbook.
Print your books. Make sure you have enough copies for younger generations too.
Plan a potluck lunch or dinner. Have family members bring their special dishes to share. Share copies of the cookbook with all who submitted recipes.