Planning a meaningful, memorable and fun family reunion can be a challenge. But seeing everyone–all those relatives you haven’t seen for years–together in one place, will definitely be worth it. We hope that these tips can help you get to that day.
GIVE ENOUGH TIME TO PLAN FOR EVERYTHING
Most often, family members come from different parts of the country, and some even from other parts of the world. Bringing everyone together can be pretty strenuous, so give everyone as much lead time to be able to plan their vacations, and thereby increasing the number of people attending the actual event.
FIND A LOCATION THAT EVERYONE WILL LIKE
Location can make or break a reunion, as everyone will have an opinion about it, so decide the kind of place that everyone will ultimately agree on. Will it be on a family member’s house? Will it be on a convention hall, a resort, a cabin? Will attractions, entertainment and sports matter? Whatever you decide, just make sure that no one gets compromised.
HAVE A THEME
Having a theme is a great way to get more members to attend. It also makes things more fun when it comes to coming up with food, games, activities, invitations and any other aspect of the party. Trendy right now are fun themes like The Royal Family, where you can all dress up in crowns and all things monarchy; Famous TV Families, which allows each family to pick one like the Brady Bunch, the Modern Family, The Simpsons, etc.; or a mini Olympics, where everyone can form teams and play various sports.
DETERMINE THE MENU
A tasty menu makes for an unforgettable family reunion, of course. But feeding a large group of people with different tastes can be tricky too. You can try selecting a menu that relates to your theme, or perhaps one that celebrates your family’s heritage. But for this, definitely ask for a committee of family members to help you prepare the food. They will have the chance to show off their specialty dishes too.
SERVE UP THE DRINKS
Refreshments are definitely a must in every party. Now add some flair to your party drinks (both for kids and adults!) with customized koozies each member can take home after the event. You not only have an insulator, you also have an instant party favor. Odyssey Custom Designs can easily provide designs that suit your party theme, or whichever customized design you prefer.