National Parent’s Day on July 28th is a good time for family gatherings. You can celebrate grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles together. In order to bring all generations together, you need activities that engage all ages. These ideas will help.
Hold a Potluck Backyard Meal
Gather at someone’s house for a family meal in the backyard. Pick a home that’s easy to get to and has enough space and bathrooms for guests to use. Everyone who comes can bring a favorite dish to make it easier. If someone loves to cook, people could chip in to help pay for ingredients.
Keep the meal relaxed. Have games for the kids and adults. Make sure there are plenty of beverages to ensure people remain hydrated.
Go to a Restaurant
Many restaurants have private rooms available for large gatherings. Call your favorite restaurant and see if they do. Everyone can enjoy a night out together. If you choose a location near other attractions, you can end the day with a tour of a museum, stroll through a mall, or film at a movie theater.
Take a Hike
Cities and towns all over the country have parks or nature trails within reach. Bring picnic items and take a walk together. Make sure the trail is easy enough for those who are attending the gathering. If you have people who need a wheelchair, look for trails that are paved or have boardwalks that are handicap accessible.
Book an Escape Room
Escape rooms are trending in many areas. You need a group of at least four people and an interest in working together to solve puzzles. Most escape rooms have hour limits, so plan to be there for at least an hour.
The way an escape room works is you are locked in a room with a mystery to solve. To solve that mystery, you have to find clues and solve puzzles. Each solution will reveal new clues and puzzles. When you solve them all, the door opens. You want to solve it in as little time as possible.
Make sure you’re balancing the care your parents need with the time you need for yourself. Respite care is a service elder care agencies offer that enables you to do so. You care for your parents when you can. When you need a break, a professional caregiver steps in while you’re away. Call an elder care agency to arrange this vital service.