Thursday, April 23, 2015

How To Speed Plan A July Family Reunion

Whether you're in the US of A, Canada, France or the UK, summer is just around the corner. No time to dally. If you're planning a family reunion this year it's time to kick it and get that ball rolling!  Here are a few tips to make your reunion event a most memorable one.

Speed Planning Your July Family Reunion

If you read the last three articles we discussed the process of speed planning. Speed planning is the process of considering the essential elements of planning an event and getting them down in stone within 15 minutes. Here's what you need to speed plan your family reunion.

1. A Phone (preferably with texting capability)
2. A notepad (digital app or paper and pen)
3. Access to a family reunion planning checklist (follow suggested link in this article)
4. A few family contacts (three or more will do)
5. A large backyard or available park or outdoor recreation area
6. An all you can eat banquet restaurant (preferable with a private room)
8. Family History Video/ Slideshow movie (Consult the family genealogist for content of history video or show pictures or video of all special events provided by each family)

Now create a group text message to be forwarded to all family contacts.
"We're speed planning a family reunion this summer
July 20__." Where, when and what activities would you enjoy?

Synchronize Your Stop Watch App

Those who reply within the next 10 minutes with doable ideas will be considered.
Put the suggested date, location and activities, down in your notes.
Ask the family to vote on their favorites within the next 5 minutes.
The first three or four to respond can be considered as members of the family reunion committee.
The date, location, and activities most favored get written in stone.

Calculate the Cost

A wise man once said, "Who would build a tower without first sitting down and calculating the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?" That said, consider if the suggested activities are financially reasonable and feasible for all households involved. Read previous articles for more speed planning ideas and methods.

Checklist, Activities, and Ideas

Need a family reunion planning checklist? Looking to get inspired? Want practical money saving reunion planning tips? Get the complete family reunion planning checklist and vital event planning tips using Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social web app. This app has everything you need to plan a memorable family reunion. Themes, activity ideas, itinerary and more. See details here.

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