How to plan a Family Reunion
Later this summer my dad’s side of my family will be posting a HUGE family reunion. This side of my family doesn’t live close to me and there have been some feuds which add up to me not really knowing very many of the extended extended part very well. A couple of uncles are in charge and my dad has been helping out and they are doing such a great job! The most important thing (in my opinion) is the fact that they sent out a “Save the Date” really far in advance. This is key because I was able to move our Yosemite vacation over a day just so my family could attend.
The upcoming reunion got me thinking about what people do to connect everyone at a function like this. So I took to my favorite idea forum and did some looking around. Here are my top ideas for a Family Reunion from Pinterest.
This is a great post that outlines everything from invitations to signage to food. Perfect for those just starting out the planning process.
There are some really inspiring ideas here! Warning: this is a list of seriously quintessential Pinteresty Pinterestness. But it’s glorious!
This post will school you on genealogy, but it’s totally worth it. That way you will actually understand what Grandma is saying when she’s explaining that you’re related to so and so because he’s your great uncle’s third child’s first born’s step-son. LOL.
This is a great idea for any kind of get together where people don’t know each other. It’s really great for kids too!
Similar to the above, but more ideas of great questions!
You know my family is a BIG fan of table topics, so this is a great, printable, version to have at tables during the reunion. In my opinion, anything that get’s people talking is awesome!
This is great! I live an image to go with a face! I would prefer the names to be written on the front of the pictures.
This is a great way to honor family members who have passed.
I love pictures around a tree! Seriously, it’s a thing. But, I think maybe you could designate different trees for different main families and have them add their names and ages. Call them the “Family Trees”.