As long as I can remember, my parents have always tried to make family events as fun/creative as possible. Our immediate family has 23 people (2 parents, 5 kids + 5 + spouses, 11 grandchildren), so family gatherings are large, loud and fun.
My eldest nephew is almost 15, and the youngest is just a few months old, so trying to keep ALL of the kids entertained can be challenging... but I feel like my parents have mastered it.
They are both creative people, and love to come up with big plans for the kids. This year for Easter, they had 3 steps to complete in order to get their Easter basket:
Step 1 - Find your envelopes and un-hook them from the trees
Each kid had their own set of 10 envelopes with a color string assigned to them, along with a sticker (as seen below)
Then, they had to go in the yard and find their envelopes hanging from the trees and un-hook them with a pole my dad had made each child.
All in all, the event was a lot of fun for the kids and adults. Even though this was - weeks in the making - for my parents, they love to see their grand-kids have a good time from all the work they put into each event.
Check-out some additional photos from our family's Easter celebration.