It’s always important to spend time with your family, but if your brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and even your parents, don’t live nearby, you might not get to see them as often as you’d like. While festive holidays and other special occasions are always a good excuse to get together, consider asking if anyone would be interested in organising a family reunion later this year. If this sounds appealing to you, here are a few tips to help you plan for it.
Find a Date That Suits Everyone
The reality is that not everyone will be able to make the reunion, as each family unit and some individuals will have other commitments. For example, those with children might not find it easy to get together during school term. When it comes to choosing a date for your family reunion, offer a few different suggestions and see what the majority is happy with before you start booking any restaurants or making any travel plans.
Where Is Your Reunion Going to Take Place?
If you are all living in different parts of the country, try to find somewhere that is roughly equal distance for you all to travel so that it’s fair for everyone. If the majority live in the same area, then it would likely make more sense for those who don’t to make the journey and stay with relatives if possible. You should also decide on where you are going to host your reunion, such as hiring a private room at a restaurant or bar or perhaps looking at staying in a hotel for a night or weekend if everyone is travelling from elsewhere.
Alternatively, you could suggest all chipping in to hire a private holiday rental for a few days, as there are plenty of options to explore that can house large parties or smaller gatherings. For some examples, look at these luxury cottages Cornwall has from Cornish Gems and see what kind of holiday homes are on offer.
Make Sure the Budget is Manageable for Everyone
If you are going to book into a hotel or hire a private holiday let, make sure that the place you are staying is suitable for everyone’s budget. The same goes for any restaurants or other venues you might be booking for the reunion. It’s important that everyone feels included and that no one is worried about money or choosing not to come because they can’t afford it. To make sure everyone has the opportunity to attend, ask privately if they have a price range that they would like to stick to so you can determine what everyone is comfortable spending.
Find Some Fun Activities for You All to Do
If your reunion is going to be a weekend break or longer, make sure you have thought about some fun activities in the local area that you can do, or bring some games to your holiday let for people to play together. Even if you are only getting together for a reunion dinner, you could still host a quiz if you wanted some kind of entertainment, as an example.
If you would love to get your extended family together for a reunion this year, use these tips to help you organise it and make sure everyone has a great time catching up.