Here are some suggestions from National Stepfamily Day picnic's in the past.
Have a community park picnic
Get donations from the community for door prizes
Have a stepfamily day backyard picnic
Invite old friends
Go out to eat with your family
Street picnic (The city can issue you a permit to do this)
Have a double Stepfamily Day/Family Reunion Picnic
Caterer a Picnic
Have a Bon-Fire Picnic
Red & White Checkered Blanket Picnic
Bag Lunch Picnic
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) Picnic
Celebrate with your "Nationality Food" picnic
Other ways to celebrate National Stepfamily Day and Week or making new family traditions that bond your family. Here a few suggestions:
Have a family portrait taken
Dinner and a Movie
Make a “Blending of the Sand Bottle” Buy a long and narrow bottle. Buy small packages of colored sand. ( you can buy the bottle and sand and local craft stores) Have each member of the family pick a different color. Then layer by layer have each member pour their colored sand in the bottle. The bottle represents one united family.
Game Night (play cards or your favorite board games)
Make a Photo Scrapbook. Have each member make their page.
Go to the zoo, library, museum, or art museum.
Do a family activity like fishing, back yard camping, hiking, flash-light hiking (hiking at night) biking, miniature golf, softball, volleyball, horseback riding, bowling, or go for a long walk.
Make a dinner that consist of everyone’s favorite foods and make this dinner every year for National Stepfamily Day. Set the table like a 4 star restaurant.
For Stepfamily members who live far away, write them a postcard or an email.
Make homemade ice cream or go out for ice cream
Make “smores” in the fireplace or outdoors.
Plant an indoor garden and watch it grow. Or plant fall bulbs. Start a Family cookbook. Write personal notes after each recipe about the individual family member's favorite foods.
Start a Family cookbook. Write personal notes after each recipe about the individual family member's favorite foods.
International night. Celebrate your family heritages by eating the traditional heritage foods. Tell your children about your heritage.
Take the family to a “family fun spot” in your town.
Take a road trip. Fill the car with gas, pack some sandwiches and drinks in the cooler and go for a drive. Sing songs or play car bingo.
Plan a Family Room Slumber party. Don’t forget the movies and popcorn!
Family “Get A Way” Night. Take the family to a nice hotel and go swimming and enjoy some time away from home.
If your family is having some difficulties, (As every family can have) take this day as a time to try to reach out. Write letters to each other on how you would like to see things turn around.
Craft Together. Make T-shirts with fabric paints. Buy a Table cloth and with permanent marker have everyone sign the table cloth along with a “positive message” about why I love my family.