Plan the perfect reunion for your next group. In many ways, planners consider themselves lucky when they have a group like a reunion to plan because there is so much flexibility and the client is sometimes more open to ideas. When you’re asked to plan the next military reunion or religious retreat have some ideas when you approach them:
- Firepit with smores – host a bonfire in the evening for guests to make s’mores. You’ll never think of s’mores then same once you see there are actual s’mores kits online, including the marshmallow roasting sticks.
- Picnics - Provide each family with a basket full of picnic items to make their own sandwich or share cheese and crackers. If it’s not a family reunion, let me group themselves in pairs of 4-6 people and provide each with a blanket and a basket full of goodies.
- Indoor games – Indoor games like a casino night and even progressive events (where each room is a different theme) is great for reunions especially larger ones to create interactive events. Your guests will be entertained and busy having fun, rather than congregating around the food stations.
- Tour Wine Country – Consider a charter bus to take your group to areas like D.C.’s Wine Country. It can be a fun way to experience a destination in a group setting without losing people in a city where guests often have their own agenda and make their own separate plans to meet friends. If you’re considering hosting in Northern Virginia, check out the Visit Loudoun website to explore what’s in D.C.’s Wine Country.
Are there reunion ideas that have blown your guests away and if so, what were they?