We Are Family: Tips for Planning the Ultimate Family Reunion

If you are thinking about planning a family reunion, why not make it an ultimate get together that will be remembered for a lifetime. Family time is so valuable in these hectic times, so here are a few suggestions that will create a family reunion that will be talked about for years to come.


For this ultimate family reunion, consider creating a theme—including the menu. Most times, family reunions are potlucks, or if gathering at a restaurant, the food is what is offered on their menu. For this special gathering, consider using a caterer that will create a menu around the theme you have selected. Also, ask them to create a family-oriented beverage menu that is fun for kids and adults alike.

Activities to Do

To take this reunion over the top, plan activities that support your theme. Choose activities that will be fun to do as a family that will amuse kids to seniors such as a talent show or a scavenger hunt. Storytelling, charades, a ball game, or family trivia are also popular activities for a reunion. With a lot of people, there are several benefits of using a premium SUV to drive somewhere together.


Make the venue part of the theme for the ultimate experience. Consider renting a location near an attraction that everyone would enjoy. Another venue idea is enjoying a mountain or desert retreat. Taking a cruise together to an exotic destination may work well with your theme. How about a western theme on a dude ranch? Be sure to ask for group rates as well as having private dining facilities. Ask about outside dining options. A pig roast or ultimate themed picnic are great ideas for your family’s time together.

There are so many great options available for you and your family to have the ultimate reunion experience. Plan the reunion well in advance so that everyone will have time to plan. Get your reservations in early to be assured of placement and costs. Travel together if possible to make sure things go smoothly as a group. Consider the weather for the time of year you will be gathering and make your plans accordingly. Plan for someone to be the official photographer of the event so those memories are captured. May this be the best family reunion ever.

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