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Annie in KY    Posted 10-07-2003 at 06:35:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our country neighbors and friends get together every year at this time and have a pot-luck-bbq at one of the neighbors houses with bomb-fire, horse-shoes, pumpkin painting for the kids. This year it's at our cabin and I'm looking for other ideas for recreational activities to add this year that would be fun. Any idea? Hubby wants to make a giant sling shot and have pumpkin chucking out in the back field:):) Just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas?


faye    Posted 10-07-2003 at 20:48:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are ALOT of fun ideas on this site.


http://www.pumpkinnook.com/


Maggie/Tx    Posted 10-07-2003 at 19:09:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Annie, you said you already planned to have horseshoe pitching, then how about washer pitching? I much prefer washer pitching, as the horseshoes are a little heavy and make my arm hurt after a while. All you need is a couple of short lengths of PVC pipe, about 3 inches in diameter and some washers. (I think it is 6 washers, but not sure.)


a bomb fire?    Posted 10-07-2003 at 17:37:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was at a bonfire one night where too much alchol and turned it into a bomb fire, a friend got the bright idea to throw a 20 lb propane tank in the fire, i think it was about half full, well luckly he had the sense to tell us as he did it so we all ran and hid behind trees and our trucks, sure made a heck of a kaboom and a huge flash, two windows got knocked outa vehicles, probably from shrapnel, but luckly no one got hurt. so stick to the bonfire, bomb fires tend to result in injuries or at best they tend to gather law enforcement personel around your place real fast. markct


rhouston    Posted 10-08-2003 at 13:07:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
real men know "it's not a bonfire unless you can see it from space"


Annie in Ky    Posted 10-07-2003 at 17:40:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, correction on spelling and point taken...man, that guy must of got the "idiot of the year" award. You guys were lucky!


jacqit    Posted 10-07-2003 at 11:22:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Will there be dancing? If so randomly pass out candy sticks, 2 of each color. When dance time comes, people find partners by finding their matching candy stick. Pass them out to all ages physically able to dance. I love that all the above suggestions are things all ages can enjoy together. Years ago children learned to dance at pot-luck wedding receptions held in church halls and back yards. Now wedding receptions are expensive adult affairs (with charges by the plate, kids aren't welcome.) We had the pleasure of attending an old-fashioned back yard wedding reception this summer. It was such a delight to watch a joyful three year old dance with her daddy.


rhouston    Posted 10-07-2003 at 09:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
here are a couple of things we do at the reunion each year.

Egg toss (two lines of partners. egg is tossed to partner then one step back repeat until only one egg remains hint:remove rings from hands)

water ballon toss same as egg toss except with water ballons.

water guns are always a favorite (get some for fun loving adults too.)

Pinatas are always a hit. you can make your own they're easy.

if at night the chemical glow sticks are cheap and fun. The dollar store will have tubes of them that can be connected together Rings are cool when seen in a dark field and thrown into the sky.
put one ring on their head and play frizbee with the others.


Hunter n NOLa    Posted 10-07-2003 at 09:19:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now I don't know if it's still going on, but several years over in Smith County Mississippi they had a Tobacco Spitting contest...now that was a riot. Rupurt Tullos was the guy that organized and ran it.


KellyGa    Posted 10-07-2003 at 08:16:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bobbing for apples? Thats an oldie but goodie.


~Lenore    Posted 10-07-2003 at 08:50:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please, please. Annie, no "bomb" fires,
that sounds too dangerous!! LOL
Musical chairs is fun,
if you have a tape/CD,
award the last one sitting a prize of some sort.
Kids and adults can compete together in this.

Musical Chairs


Chairs are set up in a double row, back-to-back, with one less chair than there are players.
Music is played, and the players march around the chairs.

Singing along is allowed.

The music suddenly stops; at which point everyone scrambles for a chair.

The player left standing is out of the game and one chair is removed for the next round.

Last player left wins!



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