Using Your Deck and Backyard

When you landscape your backyard, do tree trimming, add a deck, garden, or patio, it is time to show it off. What better way than a family reunion. If you have family living close to your community, this may be the opportunity to get everyone together.

Check with your family members regarding their schedules. Plan your family reunion when the weather is nice. With family members living close by, they will not have to travel far, especially with young children, and will enjoy the day.

backyardYou will be in charge of planning the reunion but you should get ideas from other family members. Give their ideas and suggestions consideration but make sure they fit into your overall plans for the day.

Create special invitations for the day. Ask that they RSVP you by mail or phone if they plan to attend. You will want to make sure you have enough room to accommodate all who will attend.

There should be an area for the adults to gather for conversation. Also, you should have an area where the children can play without getting hurt. If you have added a swimming pool, make sure there is adult supervision if the kids are going to swim.

Plan your backyard family reunion with a budget in mind. You will be providing Family Reunionfood, drinks, and other snacks as well as paper goods. You may also want to create banners and decoration. If you want to have a special item to remember the day, you may consider asking your relatives to chip in for caps or t-shirts.

June 170, You can have a simple menu for the reunion such as hot dogs and hamburgers. If you want a more elaborate fare, you can add barbecue, baked beans, and coleslaw to the menu. Prepare as many dishes as you can ahead of time. You may also want to consider having other family members bring a dish to the reunion.

Families who live in the same general area sometimes find it hard to get together because of their work schedules and the schedules of their children. You can plan your family reunion months in advance to accommodate these schedules.

A family reunion in your backyard is a party. It is a celebration of family and will be a memorable occasion for all who attend.

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