Family Reunions

Family Reunions

A family reunion can be a wonderful time…or not. A lot depends on the kind of planning that you do. What is the difference between planning a successful event and a flop?
Mostly it is planning and setting expectations. Almost always the people planning the event have some definite objectives in mind. In order to achieve the objectives people need to take into account the following items.

Food and Food Preparations

Here is a list of do’s and don’ts

Plan out your menu and make sure that you have taken into account allergies and likes and dislikes .and post the menu
Trade off cooking and cleaning… each family should take a turn at being in charge of the kitchen. The reason for this is that the expectations are that you can relax for the first two days and plan to cook and clean for everyone on the third day. Not assigning these tasks means that often one person gets stuck with all the work.

Make sure that all of the food is on hand…you do not want to running to the store for milk especially at Morningside where the milk run takes you at least 1 hr out of your holiday.

Make sure that you determine what kind of family reunion you want. Too much alcohol present makes for not such a happy occasion and can easily degrade your holiday and time together. Remember if your drinking and you want to go out, there is the hill to conquer and then there is the police after that.

Plan to have lots of non-alcoholic beverages available…especially if it is summer.

It is a wonderful thing to have a meal prepared for you. The area is dotted with really great restaurants but there is also the option of dining in with your own chef. It the occasion is someone’s birthday or anniversary, think about having a special meal catered.

One of the most important things in the planning of meals is to keep it simple and keep the comfort food readily available.

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