Table Topics Questions for the Family

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Asking questions around the family dinner table helps establish strong family bonds. Learning about your loved ones' dreams, interests, fears, and more, can go a long way in establishing ties that last forever. During your next family dinner or vacation, try a family edition of Table Topics. Ask your family members questions that will have them sharing about themselves. Here are some questions to help you host a fun Table Topics session for the family.

Table Topics Questions – Family Edition

  • What's the best piece of advice your parents have ever given you?
  • What hobby would you be a lot of fun to get into with your entire family?
  • What's the worst advice your parents have given you?
  • What weird quirk did you pick up from your parents?
  • If your family was famous, what would they be famous for?
  • If somebody made a movie about your family, what genre would it be? Who would play your parents? Who would play you and your siblings?
  • If you could be on a reality TV show with your brothers and sisters, which one would you choose and why?
  • What's your best “my family is crazy” story?
  • What food does your sibling love that you find a little odd?
  • Who would you choose if you were left on a deserted island with either your father, mother, brother, sister or no one? Why?
  • What name would you pick if you could rename your brother/sister?
  • Who is the funniest person in your family?
  • What's the best or worst prank you've played on a family member?
  • Would you rather be the funnier or more intelligent than your dad?
  • Would you rather be the funnier or more intelligent than your mom?
  • What would be his name and entrance theme song if your father was a professional wrestler?

Family Table Topics continued…

  • How did you rebel against your parents growing up?
  • What was something courageous you've seen your mom or dad do?
  • Discuss your parents' tech savviness.
  • What's one thing about your family history that you don't know but would like to know?
  • What is your father's gift or talent?
  • What is your mother's gift or talent?
  • What is your father's most used emoji?
  • What is your mother's most used emoji?
  • What are some of your favorite holiday traditions while growing up?
  • What did your parents say would be important when you grew up but hasn't been?
  • What was your best family vacation memory?
  • What would be a dream family vacation?
  • What language do you speak with your family?
  • What's your favorite family tradition or holiday?
  • What kind of physical activities do you like doing with your siblings?
  • Describe your dad's favorite shirt.
  • Do you consider your brother or sister intelligent or creative?
  • What's the biggest adventure you've been on with your family?
  • What's your dad's favorite sandwich, and why?
  • What's the best sports event you've been to with family members?
  • How well do you know your dad? How well do you know your mom?

More Table Topics for the Family

  • What makes you feel old when you think about it?
  • What's the most extended trip you've been on with your family?
  • What's your favorite place of all the places you've traveled with your family?
  • What sport would your family compete in if he were in the Olympics?
  • Would you travel back in time to meet a younger version of your parents or to the future to meet your descendants?
  • Describe the family car. What is your favorite memory in the family car?
  • What would be the title of your family biography?
  • Did your family throw good parties?
  • What's the best prank played on you by your family?
  • What card or board games do you like to play with your family?
  • Who taught you how to drive?
  • When and where were you happiest with your family?
  • What do you consider your family's most significant achievement?
  • Should parenting classes be mandatory for new parents?
  • What do you do when you and your sibling get into a fight?
  • Who comforts you on your bad days?
  • Have you ever resented someone in your family? If so, why did they resent you?
  • How old do you think is too old to have a baby?
  • Have you ever had a surprise party that was a real surprise?
  • Has your family ever been professionally photographed?
  • Do you influence people more than they influence you?
  • If you could ask one family member, alive or dead, only one question, what would you ask?
  • Do you forgive and forget, forgive but not forget, or neither?
  • Has a family member ever given you a “last chance,” and for what?

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