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Tips for Organizing Your Next Family Reunion
"Tips for Organizing Your Next Family Reunion"
family reunion organization tips Doing group activities is an important aspect of family reunions, but be sure there’s some downtime on the schedule for people to relax.
A family reunion is a great opportunity to get together with loved ones who live far way from each other and wouldn’t otherwise interact. Planning one can seem burdensome, so we’ve compiled our top family reunion organization tips to keep things simple so you can focus on the main event: having fun with all your family members!
One of the more aggravating aspects of planning a family reunion is trying to make everyone happy. To reduce the inherent frustration associated with this, assign a “point person” for each family. This way, instead of trying to talk to 50 people, you’re only talking with a handful. You can bounce ideas off each other and settle on a time and location, knowing that you won’t beable to make everyone happy but that you’re at least planning for the majority. The point person will be in charge of communicating information regarding the reunion throughout the planning process and leading up to the reunion. This will reduce the organizer’s workload and will make it more likely that nobody gets left off of an important email or phone list.
Hosting a reunion at a fun, exotic location is an excellent way for everyone to get a vacation. When everyone’s on vacation, you’ll have more time for fun activities without interfering with work schedules. A location like Captiva Island that offers great weather and a plethora of fun activities for all ages is the perfect setting to ensure that everyone has a good time regardless of their age or fitness level.
Schedule Down Time
Doing group activities is an important aspect of family reunions, but be sure there’s some downtime on the schedule for people to relax, hang back, or do things on their own with their separate families. Including a list of local attractions, shops, restaurants, and activities in the reunion itinerary will make it easy for people to choose how they want to spend their downtime.
The best way to ensure that the whole family can get accommodations together is to book well ahead of time. Start planning at least 6 months in advance of your reunion date so you can get an accurate count of how many people are planning on attending. Then encourage everyone to book their room early so that you can all be together.
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