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.
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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