3 Tips for a Fun Family Reunion!
Every year families get together to catch up. But if you’ve seen the movies, then you know how boring and dreadful these events can feel. While those scenes are caricature of reality, they contain nuggets of truth.
Many people dread family reunions. Not necessarily because Aunt Kathy pinches their cheeks, but because when the family is all together there’s often nothing to do! They’re forced to engage in small talk and tediously update each other on their lives.
Follow these three tips and your family reunion will never be boring again!
Plan an Activity
Have your family reunions, up till now, been a dinner or picnic where the only activity is eating and talking? Big mistake.
Although you may be family, you might not have much in common.
Plan your reunion around a fun, casual activity, like bowling, and you’ll have a common experience to bond over. You’ll find it much easier to connect and have fun with your cousins and other relatives.
Plan to Be Proactive to Prevent Problems
We’ve all got at least one family holiday, birthday, or reunion in which one member wasn’t kept in the loop about something … that rarely ends well. BUT, when you define clear expectations for your family reunion, people arrive with an understanding. They’ll know their place and if you need their help or not.
To start, make sure you and your attendees know answers to these questions:
- Who is paying for what and how much?
- Who is staying where and for how long?
- Who is responsible for doing what?
Plan for Success
Start with the basics. Choose a time and place that most people can get to. Remember, your primary goal is to get everyone together, so accommodate that. If only a handful can show, your event might be boring.
Food and drink should certainly be available at your family reunion gathering. If it’s not, people will be upset and “hangry”. If you let Lang’s Bowlarama help plan your party, you not only get a fun activity, but access to food, beer, and more without having to lift a finger.
Plan Your Family Fun Today!
If you’re in charge of planning your family reunion, make it count. We can help ensure it’s fun, engaging, and will have family members talking about it for months.
Lang’s has experience planning family reunions and we’d love to help. Contact Dayna (401.944.0500, firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about how we can take care of everything.
Your family reunion shouldn’t be dull! Use these simple tips and you’ll transform your familial gathering into a great memory. When you do, next year, your family will be begging to get together.