Tips for Planning a Family Reunion

Yes, planning a family reunion is a lot of work, but it is completely worth it. Think of the memories you will create for your children, yourself, and your extended family. One thing is for sure: your family is a vital part of your life.
It's not easy getting together cousins, grandparents, nephews and other relatives for a celebratory party so the sooner you start planning the better. It's always a good idea to keep a checklist that will help you organize the important details including the event facility, catering and transportation. With your checklist in hand you can get started on planning a family reunion that will be remembered for years to come.

Once you know what kind of reunion you're going to hold, you can explore locations that might be suitable and start to consider food, activities, and other details. Keep in mind that party halls and hotel meeting rooms typically book for events months in advance, so plan ahead.

Another important factor is to be thoughtfully considered is the date/s of such a meeting. The dates to be chosen according to the convenience of maximum members preferably on a weekend, or summer holidays so that many members belonging to office-goers,college-goers and school-goers, can attend the reunion without taking leave. Therefore, during a weekend or general holidays maximum number of people can attend the reunion.

Depending on the size of your relative list, these communications can be quite expensive by the time you buy envelopes, cards, and stamps. Because of this, many families are turning to voice messaging services to get the message out. While voice messaging should never replace the written invitation, it can serve to replace all the follow-up messaging that is required.

nvitations can also be sent on behalf of the newest baby in the family, as an invitation or a request to all to come and meet the newly born. So plan properly and celebrate a family reunion of a lifetime.

Is it a one-meal get together? Is it a full day or a few days? Do you plan a dine out, a take out, a cookout or catered? If you are renting a place, check out the cooking facilities. You may consider bringing a barbecue grill. Anyone with specific food requirements, like vegetarians, diabetics et al must come prepared. Communicate to all the food allergies of anyone in the group.

Getting everyone to agree on a common vision can sometimes be very difficult. But if everyone involved in the planning has different expectations, you will continue to run into roadblocks throughout your planning process.

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