Plan an Unforgettable Reunion – part 1

Make sure there’s interest
Before you get started planning a family reunion, you must first determine if there is an interest. You’d hate to spend time and energy putting a family reunion together only to have nobody attend. Call a few of your closest relatives and get their input. If they express interest, ask them to help you plan the event.

Unknown location in Yosemite National Park

Unknown location in Yosemite National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Get help and form committees

 

Get Help From Committees

Involving people in the planning process makes it easier for you and gives others a stake in the event’s success. Make a list of the areas you will need help with. This might include party invitations, site arrangements, transportation, food, games and activities and cleanup. Organize committees and match the abilities and interests of your relatives with the functions of the committees. Have your committees keep records and compile them in a reunion binder that you can hand off to next year’s planner. More ideas on committees.

Make a checklist
One of the best ways to stay organized is to create a timeline and checklist for items that must be accomplished for your family reunion. We’ve covered the basics for a large family gathering planned one year in advance on the Gatherings Timeline & Checklist. Not all tasks will be applicable to you, and we’ve left space to write in tasks unique to your gathering. Check off each step as it’s completed. More ideas on making a checklist.

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Reunions, Retreats & Relaxation!

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Family & Friends in Paradise… Whether you’re having a Family Reunion or a much needed Friends Getaway, Paradise Springs is the perfect place for your gathering.  Paradise Springs is located between Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forest.  Paradise is surrounded by beautiful pine and cedar trees with natural landscape, fishing ponds & waterfalls; and is in  close proximity to many wonderful activities and shopping adventures.  With the Villa and several cabins we have beds for 48 people and unlimited outdoor lodging for the outdoor adventurers.  Meals are a fun and casual group effort in the amazing custom kitchen at the Villa or many outdoor barbecue areas.Religious & Spiritual Retreats in Paradise… Whether you’re on a Church retreat or a spiritual gathering, Paradise Springs is the perfect location for peace, serenity and reflection.  With its beautiful, natural landscape complete with waterfalls and ponds, Paradise Springs will inspire your next group event.

Arts in Paradise… Whether you’re scrapbooking, quilting, or creating a masterpiece, Paradise Springs lends inspiration to creativity.  With its beautiful, natural landscape complete with waterfalls and ponds, Paradise Springs is the perfect location for your next group event.

Business Retreats in Paradise…Team building has never been so inspiring as it will be at Paradise Springs.  Paradise is located just one hour from Fresno in the heart of the Sierra National Forest, and minutes from Yosemite National Park.  It is surrounded by beautiful pine, oak and cedar trees with natural landscape, fishing ponds & waterfalls; and is in close proximity to many wonderful activities.  Let our Caterers spoil you or you can further bond the team by preparing meals in our modern, industrial kitchens and barbecue areas.

Seasons in Paradise…Enjoy the changing of the seasons in the mountains.  Paradise Springs is located at 5,200 feet elevation and is beautiful at any time of year.    During the spring come enjoy the cool breeze, bright flora, and outdoor activities.  In the summer escape the triple digits and visit Paradise where you can play outside all day in perfect weather, and still curl up under a blanket at night.  In the brisk autumn, come up to see the changing colors of the scenery.

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