For most families, planning get-togethers and family reunions can be a big ordeal. There are plenty of phone calls to make and scheduling arrangements to work out. Hotel arrangements, food preparations and plenty of fun party decorations are all put together to create a memorable family vacation. The hard work has a great payoff: at the end of the day, seeing family and spending time together sure outweighs the hassle, right?
There are plenty of ways to create a fun family tradition by incorporating cheerful playful decorations and special food ideas. One of our favorite family reunions ideas is to create a welcome gift for everyone. Some families create themed reunion t-shirts for each member of the family. Sunglasses and sunscreen are great if you’re planning a sunny vacation getaway. Family reunion bags are similar to out of town bags for each guest because they often include a schedule of events, a few brochures, lists of activities and food or snacks. Create your own out of town reunion bags using personalized favor bags. Then with your own combination of DIY favor supplies you can customize your own welcome bags. Candy, personalized water bottles and key chains are useful for vacations and make great party bag fillers.
If you’re interested in having a themed vacation, most theme parks have adjoining hotels that can offer a variety of fun options. Florida and California are popular vacation destination spots for families with small children. The resorts and theme parks have rides and attractions for all ages. For your family reunion bags, stick to a fun vacation theme with flip flop favors or theme park souvenirs. Most hotel resorts will let you prepare room bags to put in the rooms ahead of time. Your family will be surprised and touched by your effort. Include a special note for Grandma and Grandpa for a special welcome.
Family reunions are a fun time to hang out, sight-see and catch up on current news. Be sure to include plenty of activities for all ages so everyone has something to do. Sports games, theater and theme parks are all popular choices for a family reunion. Don’t forget to wear your fun family reunion shirts to stay together as a group. Some attractions will even give you special pricing for group rates, so remember to ask! Because each family is unique, your family reunion and favor bags will be as personal and special as you are. Don’t be afraid to put a few personal touches to make each favor bag more meaningful!