Planning The Perfect Family Reunion

March 1, 2020

There are simply so many reasons why countless families have made family reunions an ongoing event as time often pulls us apart and we ambition in different directions. Whether your family hosts a reunion annually or every few years, hosting a family reunion can be both an exciting and overwhelming task. However, the following tips will help ensure your family event is one that truly leaves a mark in the memory of those you hold closest to your heart:

Plan With Your Family, Rather Than Alone

Most of the stress comes in when planning an important event alone as you will be subconsciously concerned about whether or not the guests will approve of your efforts. When considering that a family reunion should be an intimate and casually fun event, you should consider planning the day along with the help and opinions of your family members. Therefore, you will be certain that your catering choice, decor selection, and venue will be appropriate.

Gift Memorable Keepsakes

Some families do not include gift-giving into their reunions, although, there is absolutely no reason why you should not consider the effort. While purchasing individual gifts would be a tedious challenge, as you would need to consider the preferences of each individual family member and keep your gifting budget low, however, opting for one keepsake item that each family member will treasure will be a far wiser and simpler idea. Great ideas for keepsake items to gift at a family reunion include customized family reunion shirts or even small framed family photos. There are several family reunion shirt ideas to consider that will make your simple idea a memorable thought to be cherished for years to come.

Keep Your Budget Small

Your family will likely not be impressed if you decide to go overboard with the reunion event and spend too much as this will give the impression that you will be expecting the next person in charge of planning to afford the same. Therefore, to ensure you are not offending anyone or raising the stakes too much, you should keep your event as affordable as possible. When it comes to family events, it is genuinely the thought that counts rather than the amount of money that you spend.

Settle On A Location With Input From Family

Rather than selecting the location of the event based on your own preferences, you should confirm your candidate choices by running them through your family members. Allowing their input means everyone will be comfortable with the decided location as some locations may not be suitable for family members with children and others may simply not be fond of certain locations. In addition to the location, you should also consider the time of day as earlier is usually a wiser decision when considering young children and elderly family members. Hosting your reunion earlier also means that those who wish to stay longer will be able to without intruding. You family should be given as many options as possible to ensure everyone is contempt with the dynamics of the event.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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