Bond Your Family By
Planning a Meaningful
Family reunion’s are a great way each year for the entire clan to get
have some fun, catch up with one another, play games and eat enjoy a
Planning an annual gettogether takes a lot of preparation and work on
In this article you will find helpful tips to plan and have one of the
best reunions your family has ever experienced.
The first topic we will cover is planning
make a list of the
supplies you will need,
people plan to attend and who is available to help in the planning and
organization of the event
which family member
can you count on to bring a dishes for the dinner
Reserve a facility
for the event. Be creative what about a school
gymnasium, the local YMCA, or the park district. By picking
off-season date you can save a lot of money.
are a few options for covering out of pocket expenses
Charge a per person registration fee before the event
Sale raffle tickets. Make a nice basket to raffle off
Have a potluck dinner, everyone bring a dish
You can even ask for donations at the event if all expenses still are
Or. put a tip bucket at the end of the food line and ask that everyone
chip in for the rental of the site
the reunion even more fun by giving away prizes for things like:
and youngest family member present, most helpful, best dressed, the
farthest distance drove, longest married couple, etc.
something special to hand out at the get together such as your family
tree t-shirts, coffee mugs, pages for everyone to decorate and
include in a giant family scrapbook or compile all the family
recipes and pass out copies as souvenirs.
Most people have
digital cameras now a days. Why not ask each guest to email
all the picture they took and you design a nice scrap book?
Plan some games to be played such as volleyball, croquet or flag
football. This way everyone
get closer to everyone else and get to know each other even better.
Have a wacky time by holding a hot dog or pie eating contest, make an
award for the winner or give them a gift certificate to a favorite
Make a video of the entire family reunion;
designate a family member to be responsible for the filming or better
yet hire a local student to film for you. Check out the high
school or community college photography department.
this still sound like to much planning and organizing you can have a
destination family reunion. You can go on a cruise, to Disney
world, Branson Missouri, Wisconsin Dells, any where you chose. Sign up
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a vacation for less than an airline ticket.
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