Saturday, March 7, 2020

How to Plan a Family Reunion

Planning a family reunion is not an easy task. Many families today just aren't as close as they were decades ago and people work more than one job quite often. Trying to have everyone get time off of work can be impossible sometimes. You might even have to plan a year or two in advance to make sure everyone can attend.

The first thing you need to take is contacting everyone and having them help contact other family members. Maybe you don't talk to your great uncle Bob but surely someone else in the family does.

By delegating a little responsibility you can save yourself quite a bit of time and effort. Make sure to have reliable family members help or everything will get screwed up however.

The next thing is to figure out where to have the family reunion. Usually this is influenced by money. If your family is on a pretty tight budget, odds are you won't be flying to Hawaii just to spend some time with cousins and other extended family members when you could use that money to fix up your home or vehicles. Everyone should try as hard as they can to agree and also accommodate older or disabled family members. It's not a good idea to plan a wilderness themed family reunion full of hikes when Grandma is in a wheelchair.

After you have planned the when and where, all you really need to do is follow up with everyone often. Monthly calls and reminders will work for a while until the date starts getting closer.

You will have to make sure anyone who isn't coming notifies the family so they can be taken off the list if you have planned activities.