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How to Survive a Family Reunion

How to Survive a Family Reunion


A smooth, argument-free family reunion requires some clever, thoughtful behavior from the host

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If you’re having a family reunion this summer, whether it’s a weekend away or an afternoon party in your own home, it’s likely to be a challenging event. At every big family get-together there will be arguments, heated discussions, probably a few tears (hopefully from one of the kids), and also lots of smiles. It will be an emotional time, but there are certain tips and tricks to help you navigate this stressful event, and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

How to Survive a Family Reunion

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If you’re having a family reunion this summer, whether it’s a weekend away or an afternoon party in your own home, it’s likely to be a challenging event. It will be an emotional time, but there are certain tips and tricks to help you navigate this stressful event, and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

Change the Subject

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Before the reunion starts, make sure you have plenty of random conversation starters well-prepared. That way, when an awkward moment or enormous argument is about to arise, you can sweep in and smoothly move the conversation away from disaster.

Cook Excess Food

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Hungry people are more likely to argue than perfectly replete ones. If you run out of food at a family reunion, there will be arguments, everyone will be blaming each other, and every family member will be grumpy. Make sure you have excess amounts of food to avoid this becoming one of the many points of tension.

Create a Seating Plan

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If you’re having a sit-down lunch or dinner, make sure you create a seating plan, rather than letting your family members find their own spot at the table. By assigning everyone a seat, you can avoid any clashes occurring, and try and ensure that the meal remains tension-free.

Delegate Wisely

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Whether you’re going away for the weekend or are hosting the family reunion in your own home, you should always divvy up the tasks that need to be done. Make sure you give everyone something to do, and try to assign something that they’ll be happy with, and can excel at.

Feed the Kids First

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If there are lots of little ones at your family reunion, make sure that they get fed first. If you let them get hungry, they’ll start crying and complaining, which will in turn lead to you being blamed for your irresponsible and incapable hosting.

Get Some Space

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Wherever you’re having your family reunion, make sure there are excess amounts of space. When the inevitable heated discussions and arguments occur, everyone will need to cool off and escape each other’s company momentarily by finding a quiet place they can go to calm down, away from the rest of the family.

Hide the Spirits

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Allowing family members to drink all day may seem like a good way to create a relaxed atmosphere and make sure everybody is happy, but it is actually a way to make people lose their inhibitions and bring up all the sensitive subjects and no-go discussions which they had previously been (thankfully) too sensible and cautious to start on.

Keep the Menu Simple

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Hosting or helping to host a family reunion is stressful enough with all the family feuds, relationship challenges, and highly strung emotions, without forcing more hard work and panic on yourself by setting about making intricate, challenging, complex dishes.

Plan Your Exit

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Whether you’re hosting or attending this year’s family reunion, make sure you know long before you arrive when and how you’re going to leave. You’ll need a good excuse, and a deadline, and make sure you stick to the times and the story so that you can make your way out without upsetting anyone or causing an argument.

Share the Budget

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Don’t begin your family reunion in a passive aggressive mood as a result of feeling like you’ve paid for more than your fair share of the event. Be up front with your family members about the cost of the party, and make sure that it’s split evenly and fairly between you all.

Skip the Games

Playing games may sound like a great way to bring everyone together and entertain the whole family, but anything competitive should definitely be avoided. Bringing out everyone’s competitive side is going to lead to arguments and tears.

Small Wine Glasses

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Try to control everybody’s drinking by serving the wine in small wine glasses. By limiting everyone’s alcohol intake, you’ll be making sure everyone behaves themselves, and will be doing all you can to make sure nobody says anything stupid or thoughtless.

Take Deep Breaths

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It’s a family reunion: There’s bound to be tension, arguments, and disagreements. When they happen, just take a few deep breaths. This will calm you down, and keep you feeling grounded.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


How to Survive a Family Reunion - Recipes

Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.

The family member who is hosting the reunion will send a family reunion letter to inform each family about the date and invite them to attend. The letter may include information about local hotels, car rental companies and directions for finding the venue.

The invitee&rsquos should have an easy way to RSVP, so the host has an accurate idea of how many people will be present, including the number of adults, children and teenagers. Some suggestions are an email address, social media page just for the reunion, text or phone number.

​Most Important Information

The family reunion letter should begin with the most important information. It should state that one family or person is hosting a family reunion and give the time and date.

The location should be given in detail. This means including a map for those who plan to drive to the venue as well as local airports, bus stations or train stations. The letter should request invitees to give arrival details if they need to be met at and airport or other station.

The exact address should be given, so it can be entered into a GPS program. Lodging options can be mentioned. This may include local hotels along with the room rates, a private home where there is a room for rent or other family member who offers lodging in their house.

Along with the letter of invitation, a list of invitees should be included. This will tell each invitee who else is invited. They may show up just to see someone they haven&rsquot seen in years. Some family members may bring guests, partners or significant others.

Get Clear Understanding On The Terms

Next, the letter should include a list of planned activities. If there will be general attractions such as a swimming pool, lake or ocean, volleyball or tennis courts or golf course available, it should be mentioned. It should also be mentioned in the letter if there are lifeguards by the water or golf clubs and tennis rackets available.

The event may include games with prizes for adults as well as for children. Any invitees who live close to the venue may be requested to bring food or drinks, but every invitee may be asked to share expenses. The amount can be stated in the invitation letter, or could be included as an admission fee.

A family reunion letter is not simply an invitation. It should have a happy and up-beat tone that excites invitees to attend. It may contain photos from a previous reunion, or news items such as any new family members, graduates, weddings and funerals. Help organizing games, prizes and food can be solicited.

The first sentence of the letter should be interesting and personal, so the receiver doesn&rsquot think it&rsquos an advertisement or junk mail. The important thing is to be creative and not be overly formal. The letter can include funny stories, poems, jokes or details that most people don&rsquot know. For example, Aunt Mary just graduated from college at 56 years old, or Jyothi won the state spelling bee.

Here is a sample family reunion letter. It can be printed on colored paper with designs to make it festive and sent by mail to each family.

Sample Family Reunion Letter

It&rsquos almost two years since our last Kingston family reunion and a lot has happened. We have a state basketball champion, a new baby girl and a new venue for our family reunion on DATE. We hope to see you at our new cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe near the North Shore.

​The address is ADDRESS, and I have enclosed a road map with directions from San Francisco. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic alpine vacation for all. The last reunion was held at San Clemente on the beach and 72 people came from all across the country. This year we expect at least 94 including several new faces.

The event will last the whole day starting with a sunrise breakfast and a hike to the local mountain where you&rsquoll get a spectacular view of the lake. For those who don&rsquot hike, there is mini-golf just two miles up the road and, of course, swimming and water skiing at the lake. The huge barbecue lunch will be served on the beach at 1pm. To accommodate those who need to drive to a hotel, an early buffet dinner will be served at 6pm on our front porch.

We&rsquore asking each family to donate $15 to cover the costs of the meals. You can pay for other activities that you choose to attend. There are campgrounds just seven miles away in the forest and motels near the state line.

For more information, check out the Facebook group page Kingston Family Reunion and add your RSVP. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


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