If your children are grown and they’ve moved away or you have siblings you rarely see, you may be interested in reconnecting. Here are a few simple things to remember when planning a family reunion.
First of all, you will want to make sure you choose a date that works well for the entire group of relatives you plan to invite. This should provide enough time to make all the arrangements. However, there is no need for tackling everything all alone. Come up with a short list of family members, for instance, a sister and an aunt. Work together. Bear in mind; it may be necessary to compromise on occasion. Assign specific tasks to help balance out the planning portion of the upcoming event. Create a list of relatives who you plan to invite to your first annual family reunion. Discuss possible locations, catering (unless you are planning to spend time away from your loved ones), and professional photographers.
Next, send out invitations. This could be through old-fashioned methods, such as cards sent by mail, or through social media. Ask family members to RSVP as soon as possible. This will provide an expected headcount. The venue is chosen, refreshments and types of fun activities offered are all impacted by this number. Though this number will undoubtedly change, it is a decent place to start.
Finally, it’s time to take care of all the last minute details. This may include confirming arrival times for caterers and photographers or picking up the souvenir pens and mugs, which were ordered as parting gifts. If the reunion will showcase your families most-talented in a performance, this is a wonderful time to reach out and remind those members to practice. If tag football was chosen as one of the entertainment events, now is the time to pick up an extra ball. By the same token, if you’ve chosen an outdoor venue and you planned a Foam War, now is an ideal time to purchase a secret stash of ammo. You wouldn’t want to run out of squishy bullets at the wrong time.
Let this be the year you build lasting memories and traditions for your whole family. For more information, or if you have questions, contact us today.