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Parties & Entertaining: Reunions



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Family Reunion Food

TDS Reader Contributors

"My family is hosting our family reunion weekend this year. Each family contributes, so we have a small budget for games and food. Can anyone suggest ideas for food that everyone will like and won't cost a bunch? We'll have the whole weekend, so I need to plan two full days' worth of meals."

Handling an Over-Priced Family Reunion

TDS Reader Contributors

"How do people handle over-priced family reunions? My immediate family had a summertime family reunion. It was at an expensive resort with expensive amusement parks and attractions nearby for the kids. As a mom in a one-income family, we can't afford this level of vacation, while my siblings (dual-incomes) seemingly can. I felt pressured and angered that I was forced into spending money, and subsequently did not enjoy this vacation. How do other people handle these delicate situations?"

Planning a Family Reunion on a Shoestring

Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

If you plan ahead, you can host a budget-conscious family reunion that everyone is sure to fondly remember. If you don't have the yard space to invite everyone to your home, consider using a public park that has restrooms and a playground nearby. Most are free. Ask attendees to bring lawn chairs and parts of the meal, such as a dessert, side dish or appetizer.

Family Reunion Fun

TDS Reader Contributors

"Our family is planning a family reunion and we need some ideas beyond a potluck and softball/volleyball games. About 100 would attend and it would be in a rural area and would take place in June or July. It would be most likely a one day event. Any ideas?"

Family Reunion Fun Part 2

TDS Reader Contributors

More TDS reader tips for having a fun, economical family reunion.

Decorating for a High School Reunion

TDS Reader Contributors

"I would like to know if you would have any suggestions for inexpensive table decorations for small rural high school reunion? Average age above 40."


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