Bringing the whole family together is such a special time. You get a chance to see those family members who are far away and don’t get to visit often. Since you don’t get to all be together often, you want to make sure you have a fantastic reunion. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your get together.
Pick a Good Location
The location is key when it comes to planning a family reunion. You want to choose somewhere that’s easy for everyone to get to. You may want to pick the city where the most people live, or you may want to pick somewhere completely neutral. For instance, if you want to go to the beach, you could all fly into Houston and then take a private bus to Houston airport when the reunion ends. Traveling together like this can help save you some money and give you all a little more time together.
Plan Fun Activities
You’ll want to have some fun activities planned that everyone will enjoy. What you pick will depend on the age of the people attending. If you have young children, you’ll want to make sure to have some appropriate games and outings planned. It’s OK to have some adult only activities planned as well, but make sure you have child care available so that everyone gets to be included. One fun idea is to divide into teams and have competitions throughout the entire reunion. You can even have shirts made!
Hire a Photographer
Since you don’t get to be together very often, you should considering hiring a professional photographer to take some family photos. Look for a few photographers who are in the area you’ve chosen and check out their work. You can interview them via phone to find one that best matches the style you’re looking for. It can be expensive to hire a professional photographer, but if you have a large group, everyone can chip in a little so that it won’t end up costing that much. In the end, you’ll be glad you spent the extra money.
Having everything planned in advance can help ensure that you have the best time together. Although you don’t have to have every minute planned, getting most of the details ironed out will save you a lot of time and allow you to enjoy each others company instead of constantly trying to figure out what to do.