The Event Center
5 Ways to Host An Amazing Family Reunion
1. Start Planning Early
The earlier you get the date on the calendar, the more members of your family will be able to make it. In fact, having a date and location set one year in advance is acceptable and desirable, especially if you'll be planning this event for the busy summer months.
2. Have A Committee
There is nothing wrong with spreading the planning around to the whole family. In fact, everyone may be more invested in the event when they've had a part in planning it. You know your family's skills like no one else, so naturally you'll know that certain family members should be in charge of planning games while others are ideal for setting the budget.
3. Include Fun Games, Contests & Activities
From the traditional sack races to a weight loss contest, there are many ways you can keep everyone busy and having fun. Be sure to plan these out in advance to keep from having those moments when everyone is sitting around staring at each other wondering what to do next. You can also plan your whole family reunion around a specific event as well. If you decide to have a weight loss contest leading up to the reunion, you can close the event out with a local 5K walk/run and celebrate the achievements of everyone!
4. Choose a Theme
Giving your family reunion a theme can help you stay on task for the planning. Your decorations, activities and food can reflect that theme. If you decide to celebrate "Back to Our Roots", you can have trivia games about family history, choose foods that were made by your ancestors and their culture, and decorate using old photos and historical items. This theme would certainly get the conversations started and keep them going for the whole event!
5. Don't Forget To Have Fun
There's no time greater than sitting back with aunts, uncles, and cousins to swap stories of old and look forward to the future. Get your planning done in advance so that you can enjoy the special moments that a family reunion can bring.
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