throwing a huge reunion party, it is important to consider providing
a variety of comfortable areas for your guests.
To begin with,
you can greet your guests with a welcome board, a sign which reads
"Welcome Table". The board lists instructions (i.e.
pick up nametag, apply puzzle piece, list your food contribution
On the welcome table you can also place nametags and the sign-in
scroll. You might want to enlist the aid of a good organizer to
handle it all.
stations around your backyard. A couple of examples are a bagel
station with various spreads and a table for refreshments. You
can also provide fun diversions like a Cotton Candy or a Snow
Cone machine. Don't forget to the Porta Potties, because, as you
know, when you've got to go, you've got to go!
areas around the backyard. You can devote one table to playing
a family quiz, in another area you can reserve space for a soccer
or lawn bowling match. Leave some quiet areas for friends and
family to stretch out on a sunny, warm afternoon and get caught
You may also
wish to consider renting a catering tent for the backyard for
meals or in case of inclement weather. They're easy to find in
the phone book and are quite inexpensive.
it's a family reunion. It's casual, hassle free fun. As host,
it's up to you to jump in and enjoy!