I think my favorite Farnsworth tradition is the Tie and Ice cream. We all crowd into one of our homes, bring a treat, a missionary tie, and then have a short program about the importance and joy of missionary work. It also is a way to show our love and support to the missionary(s) that is leaving to go out and serve.
Last night we held one for Terry and Janet. We did it a little different this time. We had a theme of "Mighty Missionaries: Past, Present, and Future"
We had pictures of all the missionaries, that have served from our family, posted on the walls
(enlarged to 11x 14 in black and white)
One of my favorite quotes, shared by Janet:
"Ships are safe in the harbor,
but that is not what ships are built for."