Families grow and change and settings like a family reunion give everyone a chance to catch up! At a reunion, families can celebrate their history and meet new additions but often, a select few end up spending all their time in the kitchen. Save those family recipes for the holidays and put the family in a relaxing environment-the beach. Casual venues work great and what’s more casual and exciting than an afternoon or two at the beach? With a few tips, you, the family reunion planner, can successfully plan memorable beachside party.
Start the polling! Send an email to family decision makers and verify who’s interested in a beach family reunion. It helps to know the number of people interested in attending. In your informal poll, ask what dates work best for them and provide some destination suggestions like St. Augustine, Fort Myers, Orlando or Palm Beach.
Enlist some help. Don’t attempt to do all the work yourself; ask an enthusiastic family member to help out. You’ll need some help locating a caterer, decorating the venue and providing signage. Relatives can also help with arranging entertainment, creating a family tree to share, taking pictures and cleaning up afterwards.
Pick a beach. Look for a beach venue capable of accommodating all age groups, people with physical challenges and family members on a budget. The more the merrier, but everyone should be comfortable. You need access to safe swimming, beach activities and shade.
Book beach houses. You need a destination team to find the right lodging for your family. Need a place that holds a few dozen people? Want amenities like a peaceful pool, a game room and tropical surroundings? Yes, yes and yes! Vacation Rental Pros can point you in the right direction.
All that’s left to do is finalize the dates, arrange for reunion favors and catch up with the family.