How to host a spectacular family reunion

I come from a very large family, spread out across the US, and it is hard for all of us to get together because of scheduling. I have 17 cousins and 7 aunts and uncles in my immediate family alone, but when it comes to having reunions we sure know how to do it.


Start Planning Early:

Try to pick a date that is good for every one and a place that is convenient. If you want this to really work out, it is a good idea to at least start looking for a place to host the reunion a few months in advance. If your family is spread out, make it a year.


Think Up Things That Every One Could Do:

If the reunion is going to last a few days or weeks, then you need to think up things that families could do together. Also try to make it so the cousins have time to hang, while the adults are talking. But never force any one to do anything. Maybe have a scavenger hunt that all the kids have to do in the dark, or when you eat have the kids with the kids and the adults with the adults. Or a switch families day, but the number one rule, HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Don't Stress Out:

If things don't go exactly as planned then don't worry about it. Some times these thing just aren't worth stressing over. Try to keep a cool head. And remember, just because they're your family doesn't mean you have to get along with them.

All photos seen were taken by a member of the Wolfe Family.