Posted by on 3/28/2017
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Family Get Together Picnic Ideas
Planning a family get together? What better way to catch up with family than with a picnic?
A family get together picnic is probably the most cost effective way to celebrate with the relations. The outdoors venue enables freedom with numbers. Children can be catered for more easily, and everyone gets to go home at the end of the day.
Once the date has been circled in the calendar, the next decision is the location.
A large picnic site is an obvious choice if you have a big family. If people will be traveling long distances, are there overnight camping facilities? Select a site with ample shade facilities, so everyone can keep cool. A creek or river for the children to play in is also an excellent idea! Playground facilities and outdoor games are also great for keeping the children entertained.
The picnic site should have bathroom facilities to cater for your numbers. Ensure there are enough BBQ grills so that everyone can have their meal at approximately the same time. It is probably a good idea to bring along portable BBQ sets to make sure there are sufficient cooking facilities on hand. While the men are busy charring the meat, the ladies can have their recipes prepared, and be finishing up by slicing some bread and preparing the salads.
Each family should be encouraged to bring along an old family favorite recipe cooked up. Organizing and preparing ahead of time so that there won't be 20 potato salads is obviously fairly important. Each branch of the family could also bring along copies of the recipe they have used.
A great idea is for everyone to bring along an old photo with unknown ancestors in it. Hopefully someone else at the gathering will be able to provide the information about the photo and learn more about their family history!
Fun ideas include everyone bringing along an unnamed baby photo for a guessing competition. If there are going to be folks from out of town at the event, a map can be used to show where everyone has come from. A family tree can be compiled and while at the picnic, photos can be taken of all the separate family branches to modernize the information.
Bringing along a couple of marquees, gazebos or pop-up tents is another splendid idea. One can be allocated for food and another possibly for displaying the family memorabilia. If there are no marquees available, beach umbrellas in clusters could work very well to shade the food, and the guests!
Additional picnic tables and chairs are essential to ensure that every one has somewhere to sit. Larger groups and circles of people are better able to form instead of being limited by the tables provided at the picnic site.
A family get together picnic is a fun and healthy way to get all of the relations socializing! Organizing the food contributions will play an essential part in your reunion's success. Being cost effective, and with plenty of room for everyone, it won't matter if the ketchup gets spilled or the children have dirty hands.
Don't forget to prepare some family reunion gifts, and exciting giveaway prizes for various game prizes. We offer logo's on a variety of gift options, with Volume Discounts with very low order numbers - starting at 6 items - on all of our unique and creative gifts! Restock that picnic basket now and get ready for some fun with the people you love the most!
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