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How to Cut Costs for a Family Reunion

Putting together a family reunion is not only challenging from an organizational perspective. The sheer expense associated with the event can be substantial. Fortunately, there are ways to cut costs and still have a great time. Here are some ideas on how to pull together a family reunion on a modest budget. One common expense that many family members face when planning to attend a family reunion is travel. For this reason, it is often a good idea to plan the reunion on an off season. Make sure to set the date several months in advance. This will give relatives living at great distances to take shop around for the best deals on airfare or other travel options.

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6 Steps to Perfect Family Reunion Planning

Family reunion planning can be as easy as you want it to be. Even if you have a very large family, you don’t have to spend months tearing your hair out to plan the best family reunion ever. The two main things to remember are to keep everything organized properly and to approach the whole thing with a realistic attitude. With these things in mind, planning your family reunion can be quick, painless, and even fun. As a matter of fact, it is ESSENTIAL that you have some fun when planning your reunion, because your enjoyment of the process will translate into a better time for your family members. Proper family reunion planning can be broken down into 6 easy-to-follow steps:

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Planning a Family Reunion Does Not Have To Be Stressful

Planning a great family reunion can be a big job, but it does not have to leave you pulling your hair out. Recruit some more family members to help you if it becomes to much for you to handle without going insane. Ask as many family members as you can, when they think would be the best date and time to have a family reunion. Find out if any family members will be away on vacation and unable to attend. It may be helpful to come up with a few different dates on your own, and have family members vote on the date and time.

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Family Reunion Ideas that Will Save Money

Warmer weather brings hopes and desires of reuniting with the family members and catching up with life’s twists, turns and triumphs of the year past. Don’t let the bad economy keep your clan from reuniting this summer, use some of these family reunion ideas that will save money and enable you to see your Aunts, Uncles and cousins by the dozen again. In the south, family reunions are customarily held outdoors at a local state park or lake that offers covered picnic pavilions, running water, restroom facilities and activities for all ages. A nominal fee will reserve a covered picnic pavilion and the family reunion attendees bring covered dishes and just enjoy the day outside with each other.

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How to Have a Virtual Family Reunion

Family reunions are a great way to catch up with other members of the family when everyone lives so far away from each other. Usually once a year everyone gathers at a park or somewhere and spend time together. Many families will have shirts designed for everyone so that they will take home memorabilia from the day. With so many people being out of work it may be hard to get everyone together for a reunion this year. Many families may not be able to travel to attend the function. Here are 3 ideals that you can do to still have a virtual family reunion.

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  • Lucy Jenkins

    I am having a family reunion breakfast with just my siblings and their first born. I would like to have a parting gift bag- refrigerator magnet, bottle opener and cup. Do you have a package to accommodate 12?

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