Family reunion ideas & tips

Are you planning a family reunion this summer? pulled together a bunch of great family reunion ideas, from recipes, to DIY decor, to planning tips that will help get you started. Their advice? Start with a great invitation and use it to inspire the menu and decor. We concur!

Starting with our Family Rules Family Reunion Invitation, the expert party planners at used the colors and banner-like ribbons featured on the invite to inspire the shape of their DIY garland, food place cards, food picks and bingo cards.Family reunion ideas & tipsPops of color from bright flowers and a glass jar of gorgeous homemade summer tea punch provided bright accents on the serving table. And grab & go snacks like mac and cheese on a stick and pistachio cake pops tempted guests to help themselves.

Activity ideas for a large group included family favorites like corn hole, bocce ball, and badminton, but they also created their own family-themed bingo game. See more photos at, or choose your own party invitations and start collecting ideas.


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