As we plan our “Crusin” family reunion we looked for opportunities to get family members involved and decided a “Not-So-Newlywed” game would fit the bill. Choose a variety of couples such as the longest married couple; the most recently married, a favorite of the family, and a couple that you just know will have funny answers. What was the last movie you and your spouse last saw together? When did your husband say he actually realized for the first time that he was seriously in love with you? What is your husband’s favorite snack before going to bed? What movie star will your husband say he is most like: Sean Connery, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise or John Wayne? “Home for the Holidays” is one of our favorite family reunion themes.
It is best to limit the game to four couples though you may use more if you need to. When you have answers for all of these questions, invite the men back in to sit by their husbands and ask them the same questions you asked the women. It is especially appropriate if you have a family member such as a serviceman or missionary that has been away from the family for awhile.
Testing newlyweds on how well they know each other is fun and all, but the REAL test is the test of TIME!
This classic Newlywed Game takes a twist in focusing on those who have been married for some time and are now NOT so newlywed!
Throw a few questions into the mix and see what happens.
There are two rounds- one for the men and one for the women. Life, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Nut ‘n Honey Recognize the couple with the highest score so far and of course, poke a little friendly fun at the couple with the lowest score. We went trick or treating to family trailers and tents.The Not-So-Newlywed Game provides entertaining moments and a funny dose of honesty at your family reunion as three couples are pitted against each other.A round of questions determines how well the not-so-newlywed spouses know or do NOT know each other.Your audience (family members) will be more interested in sitting and watching if it follows some physical activity like playing volleyball. – We had a grandchild of each couple stand behind them, and holding up their fingers they acted as the scorekeeper for their team. – Then you will do the same thing, asking the wives the first question.This is also a great time to pass out a treat for people to enjoy while they watch the game show. (1 point for each correct answer- ten would be a perfect score) AND they got the audience to cheer for their team! The wives have the stack of posterboard answers on their laps. The husbands will have their stack of posterboard answers and they will show if the answer was correct or not. – The couple with the most points wins a gift card for ice cream or dessert.Read each question out loud and have you and your spouse write your answers down on the printable answer sheets at the same time. My husband and I still consider ourselves Newlyweds but we still played and had a blast!