Planning the Perfect Family Reunion
What better way to celebrate who you are and where you came from than with an old fashioned family reunion? Not only is this a great way to catch up with distant relatives, but it can also be a great reason to throw a party, while encouraging interest of family history and genealogy.
Pick a date. Summer might be the only time available for some families, and it usually is the best season, because you can have your reunion outdoors and under a tent to keep everyone cool and in the shade; while having room to plan for other activities outside of the tent.
Make sure you pick a private location, so everyone can relax and be themselves, while also proving a safe place for the tent and accessories from vandalism.
Next you should form a budget, so you are not charging family to come and enjoy each others company.
Always make sure you know how many people to plan for, and who is doing the food.
Grilling is a great and effortless route for planning a simple, but delicious menu. Make sure you have a grill which can accommodate feeding a large group of people at one time. Simple menu ideas include: Easy Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, grilled main courses, and don’t forget your desserts to end the day on a sweet note.
One last essential are the rental items:tables, chairs, linens and decorations. Make sure you have enough tables and chairs to provide seating for everyone. Having a few extra chairs is always a good idea; this will also encourage movement and mingling within the group.
An inexpensive decoration that you should not go with out are table linens. Proper table linens for the casual outdoors can transform your event into any theme imaginable.
Tip: If you are going to rent a tent, please place your rental order as soon as possible. Tents are in extremely high commodity over the summer, so to ensure that a tent will be available, you will need to inquire asap.
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