We haven't had a Family Reunion for 15+ years. We are starting with my husband's family and are combining Patriarch's and Matriarch's Family. It worked very well at MIL's birthday party...small town, most everyone knows everyone else. Mom's death made me realize that life is just so short.... too short.
This started as a discussion for immediate family and children, grandchildren and great children, a picnic at the Park for the immediate family. In discussing this with MIL, it grew and she (we) are just so excited!
So! I don't want to have to do this alone! I came up with an invitation list, printed the invitation, printed an insert that I found on Pinterest, am providing the stamps and envelopes and a niece has graciously agreed to address/mail the invites.
Something I would like to do, is have a raffle, folks can purchase 1 or more raffle tickets and we will provide raffle items. In the invitation, I did mention this, in the invite, and asked anyone who would like to provide a raffle item for this to please feel free. We will use this money made, towards a next year's reunion.
I am going to hunt a good corn hole game to purchase online, any suggestions on a good one will be appreciated. Not sure about horse shoes. Not sure what the park will allow.
So, what committees do I need? I will get together with SIL's and nieces to ask what committee they would like to head up and left over's can be on said committees. Any ideas on a list of committees that should be compiled? (At the reunion we will ask for volunteers for next year, so no one gets burnt out)
I would really like for this to be a cool event. Ideas for decorations? It will be held at a shelter. So it will be a rain or shine event. I have tons of white table cloths that I purchased, several years ago for events like this, that we will use.
We expect 70 in attendance.
you will never know
the true value of a moment
until it becomes
A MEMORY " anonymous
The above is the full page insert we are using as a cover page for the reunion letter/invitation.
Looking forward to your ideas! I spoke to one of my husband's uncle on the phone yesterday who is just so excited. we spoke for over 30 minutes. That was so nice and now I am psyched about this!