How to Have a Family Event that Is Standing-Room Only

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Dale Hudson takes some hints from a Disney event to help kidmin leaders hold extra-special events of their own.

Disney recently hosted a family fun event to celebrate the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph movie. I noticed on their website that the event was already filled to capacity.

Wouldn’t you love for your family events to be filled to capacity? Let’s take a look at the elements Disney incorporated into their event.

They had games. Families love to play games together.

They offered a photo opportunity. Families love to have their picture taken together.

They provided free popcorn and soda. Free food … it’s always a big draw for families.

They provided a special memory gift. Families love to have a token to remember the experience they had together.

They provided a movie families could watch together. Families love to go to movies together.

They threw in some surprises. Exceed families’ expectations.

If you’d like to read more about the family event Disney hosted, you can go here. You can also read about a family event we hosted that was standing-room only at this link.

What are some events you have done for families that have been successful?
What are some other ideas for drawing families to an event? 

Dale Hudson Dale Hudson has served in children and family ministry for over 24 years. He is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Florida. He was recently named one of the Top 20 Influencers in Children’s Ministry. He is the co-author of four ministry books, including Turbocharged: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Children’s Ministry.

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