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5 Secrets to Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to stop and connect with the people we love the most. A family reunion is a great way to gather your extended family and reconnect with everyone. However, it is important to carefully plan the event to make sure that all of the attendees have a wonderful time and leave happy.

Set Your Date Well in Advance

Most families today are spread across the country or even around the globe. You will have the best chance of good attendance at your family reunion if you set the date well in advance of your event.
Instead of just choosing a date and notifying everyone, ask your family members for input. You do not want to reserve a room for your reunion only to find out that half of your family is already planning to attend your second cousin’s wedding on the same date.

Setting your date in advance will also help you contact your vendors, such as the portable bathroom Burlington residents recommend, in time to secure your booking.

Consider the Needs of Attendees
Everyone from babies to great grandparents can have fun at a family reunion. However, it is important to consider the needs of the various people who will be attending. If your grandmother has difficulty walking, you might want to contact a Burlington portable bathrooms company to make sure that the facilities can be placed closed to your picnic shelter.

Families with young children will have very different needs from a group that consists of adults, so make a list of the things that your attendees will need to be comfortable and stay safe.

Make Sure Basic Necessities Are Met

After you have compiled a list of needs, you can make plans to ensure that the needs are being met. You might not be able to accommodate everyone’s requests and preferences, but some needs are non-negotiable.

For instance, if you are hosting an outdoor reunion, you will need to make sure that bathroom facilities are close and readily available. It is important to choose a company for portable bathroom rentals Burlington residents know and trust, so feel free to ask your friends and neighbors for suggestions.


You cannot do everything, and you do not want to be so busy that you are unable to enjoy the reunion. People want to get involved and help, so do not be afraid to delegate. Your brother can contact a company such as Pitton Portables to double check on the restroom delivery times, and your uncle can e-mail everyone with the details of the day’s events.

Be Creative and Have Fun

Do not get so caught up in the details of the day that you forget to have fun at your family reunion. Add to the joy of the day by displaying old photos or playing old family movies. These creative touches get people talking and help them remember the bonds that they share.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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