Family reunions are pretty fun and exciting event. You get to hang out with your relatives and hang out with those whom you haven’t seen for a lot time. Usually, it takes a lot of planning just to make it work and for those who are tasked to organize the event, it can be such a hassle. Questions about how to start planning and what should be given as tokens. For family reunion organizer newbies, worry not. Here are some tips to make your family reunion work!
Set The Location
To make sure the maximum number of attendees,remember to set a location that is accessible for everyone. Keep in mind that your grampas and grandmas need a little extra consideration too. Key is to map out where everyone lives and how they are going to travel to the set location. Communicate with everyone to make sure that you take down notes about the event.
SET THE DATE
The date should be as accessible as the location. Make sure that you won’t set the date that will coincide with a graduation or a wedding anniversary. It would be best to set the date when a family member who’s living somewhere far from where most of your relatives are is planning to visit. Make a calendar and try to pinpoint the date that’s best for all.
SET THE BUDGET
It is very important to know how much is needed for the event. As the organizer, it will be your job to give estimates on how much will be spent for the location, food, drinks, and giveaways. Remember to not overstep your budget. It would help a lot if you ask everyone to bring the food they make best. If your aunt makes the best spaghetti or your uncle makes great barbecue, ask them if they could share their culinary specialty.
LET EVERYONE KNOW
Make interesting invites. If you have an artistic cousin, niece, or nephew, make them feel more involved by asking them to help you with the invitation letters. Interesting invites will perk up everyone’s excitement and more people will want to the reunion.
OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
To mark the special moment where everyone got together to have a good time, make sure to give them a little someting as a token. Odyssey offers Custom Koozies where you can put our special design that will make everyone remember the event. So, everytime they use the Koozie, they’ll remember the fun time they had with the entire family.
And as always, enjoy and make every moment count!