Monday, July 27, 2009

Family Reunion Theme Night: 70's Tie Dye

(Here is the first of three theme night related posts.)

Shauna had originally suggested doing theme nights each night of our family reunion. How it worked: All family members were asked to dress up for each night in theme related attire. When the dress up idea was first thrown out, our brothers/brother-in-laws were not exactly loving the idea, but in the end even they participated and had a great time! We also had food and games that were in keeping with the nightly theme.

Night One: 70's Tie Dye

If you'll remember L. had knitted herself some legwarmers. She has worn them a couple times already, but pulled them out for the 70's night--think late 70's. We all got a kick out of her.

Our Mom thought that hula hoops would be fun to have for the 70's night. Who knew that it would seriously be such a HUGE hit with all the kids. Once they figured it out--and almost all of them did--they would just go out on the cabin patio and hula hoop for hours.

M. & S., brother and sister, each won the girl and boy division of the family hula hoop contest. We had to distract the finalists a bit in the girls division otherwise they would've been like the Energizer Bunny and kept on going and going and going and going..... Renae won the over 18 division, just barely, keeping her hula hoop at her ankles just long enough before the next hula hoop hit the ground. That contest was a much shorter lived one.

Food for 70's night was pretty basic: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs on the grill. We also did a Family Bingo game, where each square was a fact about a family member.

Here is where you can see how Emily made her tie-dye shirts. Or Here for Renae's family shirts.


  1. How fun! I'm thinking most of the guys in my family would think I'd lost my mind if I were to suggest temes, unless of course one of them was golf!
    My oldest daughter is currently redoing her room and we're tie dying plain white sheets for her new curtains. It's such a fun thing to do!

  2. Em, could you email me a copy of the family shot???



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