Every year for the 4th of July we head to Oklahoma for the Hargrove Family Reunion. We look forward to this every year. I LOVE tradition and the Hargroves are such a fun family…super bonus when I married Geoff!
There is a huge group of us and it grows every year because we have had a new baby join the family for what seems like a decade! There are now 25 of us that go and it is always a blast! We do tons of fun games that make a lifetime of memories (game details at the bottom of the post…you don’t want to miss those!!).
Here we are through the years:
I am just recapping since Avery was born….this has been going on for decades before that. Geoff grew up going to these every year!
1st year (Avery was 10 months)
Avery and Alex’s first reunion
2nd year (Avery almost 2)
3rd Year (Avery almost 3)
Lilly’s first reunion. I am 5 months pregnant with Braden
Ma with all her great-grandkids
Year 4: (Avery almost 4, Braden 8 months)
Braden’s first reunion
Playing find the piece of candy in plate of whip cream without using your hands.
Smore making is a must every year!
And that brings us to this year!
5th Year (Avery almost 5, Braden 20 months)
Emma’s first reunion.
Aunt Dana made all the kids these adorable hats! Yes it was 100 degrees, but they will be great for winter! Every kid got one, but trying to rangle everyone and their hat was quite the challenge!
Here we are waiting for the annual parade to begin. They throw candy at the kids and it is pure kid heaven!!
Parade is starting….
Every year the kids dump all their goodies on the table and do an exchange! Teamwork!
FAMILY REUNION FUN!
Now time for the craziness! Let me tell you…the Hargroves are a lot of fun and up for anything! We play tons of games.
This year I brought BeanBoozled. Avery had been dying to play it, but chickened out at the last minute. In case you don’t know what it is it is a Jelly Bean game where you spin a spinner and it lands on a jelly bean. You then pick that jelly bean color/pattern from the bag and it will either be yummy or disgusting….it is a surprise!
For example…you may get Peach….you may get Barf! It was soooo much fun and hilarious!!!! We all laughed so hard our bellies hurt (may have also been from the nastiness we consumed)
Here is some video footage from the game!
There were some serious troopers in this group! Skunk Spray and Barf got voted the worst ones!
Yall seriously need to try this at your next party. Geoff and I joked about leaving out a bowl of these jelly beans and just watching peoples faces! Get yours HERE
MOUTH RETRACTOR GAME
This one was hilarious! I mean….WOW. I have never seen my mouth like this before and pretty sure I could have gone without seeing it like this, but it was sooooo funny!. I cannot believe I am sharing this picture. Basically you put these mouth retractors in your mouth and then have to read a sentence or do an activity (eat a banana, drink through a straw, etc). Pam (Geoff’s cousin) made up a list of things to say. Words with P’s and B’s are the hardest!
ENJOY this footage!! HAHA. I have more, but I am only going to embarrass my husband with posting it live! I highly recommend doing this at a party too. It was a blast! Get the mouth retractors HERE
HUNGRY HUNGRY HUMAN
We had seen this game on Facebook and Pam to the rescue putting the whole thing together.
Things you need (playing with 3 people going at a time).
You probably have some of this at home, but just in case I added links to make it easier
Balls -we used 30 in the center
Tubs-7 (1 for each player, 1 for the team to collect, 1 for the middle)
Both the kids and adults had a blast with this game as well.
Another amazing year in the books! Already counting down until our next get together!! Thanks to Pam for organizing all these crazy games. Love to hear any fun family games yall like to play!
Be sure to pin this so you remember these fun family games at your next party or get together
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