Planning a Family Reunion: Making More Decisions
Once you’re through planning the family reunion date and
location, it’s time send a save the date invitation and move along the event
Phases to Planning a Family Reunion:
- First, take the first few baby steps. Determine type of gathering you want, determine a date, and decide on a location.
- Then, make more decisions. Decide length of time, who should be invited, what activities you want to do, and how to handle the financial aspects of planning a family reunion.
- Finally, move into action. Create a master checklist of everything there is to do. Use an event planning timeline and family reunion planner e-book to help you stay on track.
More Decisions to Make
Each decision you make while planning a family reunion leads to additional ideas to consider.
WHAT TYPE OF REUNION WILL YOU HOLD?
- afternoon picnic or BBQ or evening banquet
- something service or activity oriented
gathering focused on another family event, such as a 50th wedding
anniversary or 90th birthday party (Ideas create more ideas!)
- will you use a family reunion theme?
HOW LONG WILL THE REUNION LAST?
Four days of multi-day get-togethers is enough. After that, family starts to get especially grumpy.
- a single meal only
- meal with a family meeting
- multi-day gathering with several (or just one) mini events
WHERE - SPECIFICALLY - WILL THE REUNION BE HELD?
(You've already had to decide what is a fair or central geographic location.)
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR INVITATIONS AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION?
WHAT WILL THE FAMILY REUNION ACTIVITIES BE?
Be realistic about reunion expenses and share the cost estimate with family.
WHAT KIND OF FUN "EXTRAS" WILL YOU PLAN?
HOW WILL MONEY BE HANDLED?
- central family reunion fund
- acceptable cost per person or per family
Once you've made some of these decisions, the next step in planning a
family reunion is to outline a master task list. It's time for ACTION!
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