Family: Everybody has one. Some of us just choose to keep our family at arm's length and only visit them yearly at what is often the dreaded family reunion. Instead of dreading your family gathering, jump on board to help plan the best family reunion, ever!
Location, location, location!
The location of your family reunion can make the difference between the best reunion ever and just the same old gathering. This doesn't mean you have to reserve a 5-star resort for your reunion (no judgment if you do!). A state park, beach, or other family friendly venue will work just fine.
It's all fun and games…
After you have chosen a great location, then you need to start planning the games and activities. Ultimately, your reunion spot will allow for a wide variety of activities for the family. From crafts and ball games to a talent show or charades, if you plan out several different things for all ages, everyone will be able to find something fun to do at the family reunion.
A nice meal may be the only time during your family reunion that the whole family is at the same place at the same time. If you are a family that loves a good home cooked meal, a potluck is always a great choice. It's simple and can let everyone enjoy dishes that they may only get once a year. If the whole family is traveling to a destination for the reunion, you may consider having the food catered. Just make sure to get an accurate count of who all will be attending. this also goes if you decide to eat at a restaurant. For a large group, you'll need to make reservations.
The most important thing to remember when planning your family reunion? Have fun and enjoy the family you don't get to see every day. Tell stories, make memories, and have a blast!