Getting to see family members that you haven’t seen in a long time can be a wonderful experience. You might remember family reunions from your childhood that were boring and basic. Nowadays, there are many options for the perfect family reunion at exciting locations. Instead of just holding a cookout at the park, consider these 3 creative ideas for your next family reunion!
1. Go on a Cruise
A great spot to gather for a family reunion is a cruise ship. This can be tons of fun, from the unique sightseeing destinations to the gourmet food buffets. There are lots to do on cruises, so everyone stays entertained.
Another benefit to going on a cruise is that you can participate in the things you’re interested in, and you’re able to escape to your cabin when you need some space. Nobody needs to worry about cooking or planning activities; the ship’s staff handles it all, including clean up!
Our family came from all over the country to enjoy a cruise together. We spent lots of time together chatting, enjoying the destinations, and simply having fun. Everyone stayed in their own cabin, so they could come and go from the activities as they pleased. Plus, they didn’t have to worry about driving back and forth to participate!
2. Rent a Vacation Home
Does your family enjoy the beach? Consider renting a large, luxurious vacation home for your entire extended family! You can make this affordable by having everyone contribute to the rental’s cost and grocery expenses. Your family members will leave with wonderful memories!
You can choose to rent a vacation home at any vacation spot. The beach is just one option.
3. Go Camping
A creative destination for a family reunion is to rent a cabin or go camping at a national or state park. You can enjoy primitive-style camping, rent a rustic cabin, or rent a log home in the mountains and enjoy the charming atmosphere with family. Since not everyone loves “roughing it” in the great outdoors, make the comfort of all your family members your first priority. If there are members of your family who are too elderly to camp out, having them stay in a cabin is a good compromise.
The primary goal of a family reunion is to get to see family members that you don’t always get to be around. You might make the reunion an annual tradition, in which your family meets in a new location each year. Changing up the location will allow family members who live further away to get involved too.
I suggest that you start by conducting an informal poll, over the phone, via email, in person, or even on Facebook. If you get your family members involved, they’ll be excited about the possibilities. Give them the opportunity to participate in the success of your family reunion!