We’ve already discussed some of the safety tips you can take to ensure children are safe during a family reunion. Â But how do you go about getting everyone together in the first place? Â And what activities or locations should you choose? Â We hope to give you a few pointers for your next reunion.
The first step is choosing who to invite. Â This part is entirely up to you– are you picking descendants of Grandpa Jim or your whole maternal side? Â Consider the amount of people coming and how that will play into foods available. Â Especially if there are more than twelve people, we would advise doing a potluck, buying snacks in bulk, or consulting a catering service. Â If you want to go cheap and fresh, many casual restaurants such as fried chicken joints or Chinese-American restaurants offer party tray options for crowd pleasing on a budget.
Another factor to consider is how you will go about inviting everyone. Â It was once normal to invite people by snail mail, and we still would suggest doing this as insurance; however, nowadays there are many online resources that can help you easily gather up the family. Â Many social media websites such as Facebook have event creation capabilities, in which you could invite relatives to attend. Â Google calendar is a great option as well, especially since setting up a google account is fairly easy for someone newer to email.
You now know how to get started on this season’s family reunion. Â Stay tuned for more tips!