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Planning That Family Reunion

#1 – Setting the Date

It is important to set the date for your family reunion early, as much as a year in advance, to allow all of the members of your extended family to make their plans accordingly.

Typically, the date of the reunion will need to be set to accommodate vacation times and school schedules. Out of town family members will also need plenty of time to make travel arrangements and to book hotel accommodations.

#2 – Who Will You Invite?

You need to decide early on in the planning stages just how far reaching you want your family reunion to be. Will you be limiting the guest list to first cousins, or will you be extending invitations to third cousins?

When deciding on who to invite, you may be surprised just how many relatives you have. Ideally, you would invite everyone, but that is often unmanageable. Once you have decided on a guest list, you will be ready to move on to the next step – setting the budget for your reunion.

#3 – Set A Budget for Your Reunion

Before any major decisions can be made, it is important to set a budget for your family reunion. This should cover the cost of the event space, catering staff, decorations, photographers and entertainment.

#4 – Location

With the dates set, budget organized, it’s time to decide where your reunion will take place. A large family reunion needs a proper event space to be really successful. Backyard family reunions always sound quaint and ideal, but can be limited on space.

Family Reunions

A family reunion is a unique event, and is really unlike any other family gathering. As a family grows and expands, quite often its members will move to new cities, starting families of their own.

But organizing a large family reunion is a major undertaking, and takes a considerable amount of time and planning. The Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ team can help take the stress off with the planning of your family’s big reunion.

Unless you have the power to feed five thousand people with just five bread loaves and two fish, you will need some creative planning and organization to be able to satisfy the appetites and varying taste preferences of your family during your reunion!

Whether you’re planning meals for 20 or 200, your menu planning skills will be challenged, so you consult with and seek the assistance of other family members for the task. A food committee may even need to be formed separately if you are expecting a fairly large number of guests.

Family Reunion Catering Ideas

Maybe you come from a small family, and family reunions only require a little extra preparation. However, maybe you come from a family where all 15 siblings had 15 children who had 15 children each, and getting the whole family together is kind of a major ordeal!

Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ caters for family reunions all over the San Antonio area, and we would be delighted to cater your next family reunion for you! Why have a professional caterer at a family reunion?

It keeps any of the family members from having to spend the entire reunion cooking and cleaning, for starters! In addition, a professional catering company can help you feed a really large group (like a family of 15 siblings plus children and children’s children).

Here are some ideas for your Family Reunion:

  • BBQ. How about a family reunion with some good, old-fashioned BBQ?
  • Picnic. Having a family reunion party outside so you can fit everyone? Why not have a picnic-style party! We have barbecue and all of the fixins' to go with it. Perfect for such occasions.
  • Elegant. If your family likes to dress up, try a buffet-style meal for an along with desserts from our bakery for an amazing and unforgettable evening.
  • Whatever the central theme for your family reunion, we want it to be a great experience for you and your family! Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ has a wide variety of options for you to choose from so that everyone in the family will be happy, including those who normally do the cooking and cleaning!

    Families are the one constant in life that you should always look to for support, love and happiness. These days, life can get too hectic to really enjoy family - whether they live across the country, or just across the street. Family reunions are the best way to gather everyone in one place in order to "re-connect" and "renew" close relationships.

    Customized Reunion Menu

    Family Reunion and BBQ Catering~~There is nothing better than good ol’ BBQ. At least that’s what we think! Kick off your shoes, play a little volleyball, and maybe even go for a swim. Then, top off the day with some of the best "Down Home Barbecue" feast with all the sides and fixings you'll ever taste. Oh yeah, and don't forget about dessert to complete the meal. Imagine: for once you won’t have to lift a finger except to hoist some succulent barbecue into your mouth.

    Looking to celebrate with your family and enjoy some mouth-watering Beef Brisket, fall-off-the-bone barbecue ribs, pit Smoked Chicken, and smoked sausage? We’d love to help you out with this! Give us a call today at (210) 262-9621.

    Location (con't.)

    By hiring a professional event space, you can be sure your reunion will be held in a clean, spacious, and comfortable environment. Consider the location and choose a venue convenient for the majority of your guests. Book the event space early to make sure it is available for the full duration of your reunion.

    As you go on to plan the particulars, it is often helpful to appoint a member of each family to act as liaison to help coordinate activities and travel plans, and to ensure that each branch of your family is kept up to date with developments. This will also make it easier to choose a menu, to book entertainment, and to keep track of the RSVP's.

    Family reunions don’t happen every day, and it is important to plan carefully so that everyone enjoys the event to the fullest. Take your time, start early, and reach out to members of your nuclear family and beyond for help and support.

    With the right planning, you can stage a reunion that will go down in the annals of your family as an event to remember.