Family Reunions and Retreats

Monday, June 13, 2016

Father's Day is coming up..need any gift ideas?

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Get him his own "stache" of favorite candy and/or snacks.

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For rosie to give nathan, with photo of them both from the wedding:
 This My Dad Rocks frame is the perfect DIY Father’s Day Gift that dad could proudly display on his desk at work.  The items required can all be purchased at your local dollar store so it is the perfect budget friendly gift as well.
Or a neat frame with a special picture.... ----  Father's Day gift.  Sheet music from our Father Daughter Dance and a picture of our first dance in a picture frame. *I printed the sheet music onto a piece of transparent paper and then placed the picture behind it.  I also used a floating glass frame.:
How about something unforgettable... the lyrics to the song you danced to at your wedding with your dad, WITH the picture. So sweet!

A few more fun ideas:

Dad You Are My Father Coffee Mug - gift for dad - father's day mug - dad mug - funny mug - MG353: Birthday Cake Gift: fun gift for a teen. Add a movie and microwave popcorn for a movie night gift!: 15-MINUTE FATHER’S DAY SOCK BOUQUET
Questions on what this is? A sock bouquet! Super original!

DIY Father's Day Card:
*DID THIS FOR MY DAD BUT WITH HIS FAVORITE NONALCOHOLIC BEER! His Eyes lit up like a kid on christmas :)   Father's Day Super Dad Pop Box Set - 6:

Friday, May 27, 2016


We are so excited about our brand new sign at the entrance of the property! What do you think?!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The High School Prom was a SUCCESS!

Look at all the amazing work this high school did! They had horse-drawn carriages bring the students from their school (down the street) to our lodge, had dinner in our lodge using our huge dining area and commercial kitchen to make the dinner ahead of time and then walked up to our gym, close by, which invited them into a magical world of fairy tales. It looked fantastic! And from the sounds of all the students, they not only enjoyed themselves at the dance in the gym, but also out by the pond where the trees were lighted and boat rides were given. Very well done! Way to go Garden Valley!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Family Recipe Book

At our last family reunion one of our family members put together a cook book full of family recipes! It was great because we now had the key to making grandma's amazing pie in OUR home or Aunt Gina's notorious fruit salad! Here is a website that show's how you can put one together for YOUR family! Click on the picture below.
Here's an easy tutorial for compiling a family recipe book. You want to create a family recipe book so you can pass down treasured recipes. This post also includes ideas for FREE printables you can add to your family recipe book.:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Weekends full of fun!

This last month has been full of fun filled weekends for us at River Canyon Retreat! We've had a couple of birthday using the lodge and one using the gym with our bounce houses! We've also had True Pearce, a professional 3-gun shooter and an Idaho attorney come and teach an Enhanced Concealed Carry Class on March 26th. We had a great turnout! Lots of educating and lots of shooting at the gun range just down the road from us (another plus to coming to our retreat).
We hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather! Time for all the outside fun to begin! And just fyi, the blue and green slide you see in the picture above is a WATERSLIDE! If you'd like to rent it and you live in the Boise County area, great! We'll bring it to you! Or any of the other bounce houses. Give us a call if you're interested in renting or coming to our facility!

Friday, April 1, 2016

This site has some great ideas for food, games, and activities for the family! Especially all of the food bars!
Family Reunion Ideas. You cant help but bond when you are eating marshmellows with peanut butter and nutella together!:

Monday, March 28, 2016

It's not what We have in life, But who we Have in our life That matters | Summer made this with

We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter with their families! We sure did! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Here is a simple layout on how to plan your next family reunion! If you click on the image below it will take you to the website if you want to print anything or get more tips!
Wondering how to plan your next family reunion? Get funtastic ideas with Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social web app. Just $39 for limited time.:

Friday, March 18, 2016

We have our very own fishing pond on the property for you and your family to enjoy! Here's a hilarious video of fishing any of your family members fit these stereotypes? 
 Click on the image for video...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Need some ideas for a family craft?
family reunion idea:
Neat idea huh? How about this? A finger print family tree! One fingerprint from everyone in the family...

 create a fingerprint family tree AND/OR create a memory book, and other ideas.
Check out these family history crafts by clicking on the image...
13 DIY Family History Crafts and Gifts - Family Tree Magazine:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We just had a high school reserve our gym for their spring prom! We are so excited to have them! Check out these sweet and funny prom pics! Bring back any memories?
Be sure it's the night of her dreams by matching her prefectly on prom night! Come to Louie's Tux Shop for our 175 color options!: superhero prom picture - Google Search:
Prom picture ideas - couple photography - outdoor photo - natural lighting - homecoming - formal wear:
Best homecoming or prom picture ever!!!....Sam took a picture just like this :):

Monday, March 14, 2016

Want to get to know your family a little better? Try these games!
Click the image below for a free printable!

frh reunion bingo copy-2:

Fun group game (family reunion, parties, etc)...This post includes a list of questions to put on your ball!:
Write a bunch of questions on a ball and then toss the ball in the circle of family members and whoever catches it has to answer the question that was on their right thumb (You could make this anything you want).  Here are some questions you can use:
Favorite Holiday?
What would you do with your 15 minutes of fame?
If you had a yacht, what would you name it?
Favorite Restaurant?
What was your first job?
Least favorite food?
Cats or Dogs?
Favorite Snack?
Least Favorite Chore?
Sweet or Salty?
Favorite Type of Food?
Favorite Fruit?
Morning Person or Night Owl?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
List 3 words that describe yourself.
Favorite Subject?
If you could invite 3 famous people to dinner, who would you invite?
How do you like to relax?
What is your favorite movie?
What was your first car?
Favorite Book?
Do you collect anything?
Who was your first famous person crush?
Did you have any pets?
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is a signature dish that you cook?
When I dance I look like…?
Any weird talents?
Have you ever met a celebrity?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Favorite Ice Cream flavor?
What is one of your greatest achievements?
Describe the perfect sandwich.

Click on the image below for subject ideas, set up, etc.Jeopardy Family Reunion Game Idea and Tutorial -- How well do you know your family? {}:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Here are a couple of photo ideas for your family to enjoy!
Scrabble Tile Photos...have a LOT of small photo images and you don't want to take the time to enlarge them all? Crop them into squares and make a creative scrabble board design! Add letters to spell out your page theme. This layout would make a great 'Opening' title page for a vintage or modern family album!:
How about a scrabble board? With words to describe your family or important principles your family cherishes?

old frame into a fun photo booth for an outdoor gathering:
Or hang an old frame from a tree and have each family step on up for their turn.
DIY Photo Booth - Would love to do this at our next family reunion!:
Well this is an original idea! Never seen this kind of photo booth neat!
A family tree photo. I'd love to do this with our wonderful, big family at the Blue farm. :) But who would take the picture?:

 A family tree formation! Now that's cool!
What are some things your family has done?! Share on our facebook page...River Canyon Retreat

Thursday, March 10, 2016

"The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep." ~ Lovely family quote for your heritage pages.:  
One way to treasure your memories with your family is to make a time capsule! Click here to for instructions and to receive free printables!