The holidays are approaching! Even all the busy bees of the family and the relatives that have spread all around the globe are coming in to the country once more. A family get together in inevitable; but you’ve never had a full-family party before!
Sure, you’ve helped your mom when it was her who organized it; but it’s not the same, is it? Besides, as much as you love your family, you don’t really want to be known as a horrible party planner! So much stress!
So what do you do?
First off; relax…relax. Take a deep breath and calm down
Our tips and suggestions are going to make organizing your family party a breeze. And though we can’t really help you organize, not physically at least, we’re hoping that out suggestions will do the job.
The decoration for the party.
It’s a family party people! There’s no need to go too heavy on the decoration side. String a few fairy lights around the house and light them up when it begins to turn dark outside. Cut flowers also have wonderful informal decorations. Place it in little glass bowls and jars and scatter it all around the house. Don’t forget to have lots of throw pillows at hand, especially if you plan on running a movie in sometime during the get together.
Entertainment for all.
Like any party, entertainment is very important even in family gatherings. If you’re used to getting party hire in Melbourne Southeastern Suburbs for the kids in other parties, then use the same service for this reunion as well.
Don’t go overboard with it though; find out from your usual party hire service if they have bouncing castles—this will do quite nicely for the whole reunion. A family friendly movie marathon is also a fun idea.
Having a few game ideas up your sleeve is actually a very good idea. After all, what sort of host will you be if your guests are bored? Have a few game ideas separate for the kids, for the adults, and a few that the whole family can join in on.
The food for the reunion.
Ok, this is the hardest part of organizing this party; but you can make it a little easy by making it a BBQ party or a potluck. In a potluck everyone brings one dish to add to the table. Ask each family to bring in their family special dish, and make your own signature dish; food crisis solved. In a BBQ party, you organize the grill, and provide a few different cuts of meat. Ask everyone to bring whatever they feel will work well in a grill.
Just make sure to stock up on enough water, soft drinks and “adult drinks” and everyone should be happy!