Organizing and Hosting a Family Get-together
When it comes to getting all of your family together in one place, and all at the same time, the thought alone can leave you full of dread and worry.
However, organizing and hosting a family get-together does not have to be as stressful as you think, especially when you give yourself enough time to bring everything together.
How big and how accessible does the venue have to be? Does it need to have suitable disabled access? Does it need to have accommodation for those traveling from afar?
Does it need onsite parking facilities? Selecting 3 or 4 venues, weighing them up, and then make your selection based on what they provide and offer. Doing this will ensure that you get the best venue for your event.
How many people are you going to invite, and what is the maximum capacity your venue will hold? You may not be able to invite everyone you want to, especially if the venue you select has a maximum capacity in place.
So, carefully establish who must attend the event and why? It can be difficult to exclude family from get-togethers, especially if you have set figures to stick to. To let those not invited down,
it is important that you maintain clear and open lines of communication, as nobody likes to feel excluded or left out.
All good events and family get-togethers feature good food and drink. However, you don’t want to spend your whole time serving drinks; you want to be focused on catching up with family members.
To ensure that you have time for yourself, you need to call on professional mobile bartenders who will be able to ensure that everyone’s glasses remain topped up at all times.
Utilizing bartenders at your family get-together will be a talking point, and it will give you a chance to relax and actually enjoy the event you have spent so long planning.
When you are getting family together, you need time to be on your side. You may have family that may be located in different states or throughout the country, and for this reason, you want to ensure that you give yourself enough time.
Rushing the planning of an event will not be beneficial to you and to the other guests, so ensure you give yourself long enough to plan the get-together and remember to give all family members enough time to plan out their trips and accommodation, especially if they are traveling from far away.
Invitations and Updates
Sending out physical invitations or email invites is important. Everyone needs to know when the event is going to be held and where. When sending out invitations,
it is essential that you follow up on their delivery as promptly as you can and ask for updates about the recipients’ plans. Getting confirmed numbers for the family get-together is important as the venue that is hosting you will need to know the exact numbers.
Family get-togethers are meant to be fun, relaxing, and enjoyable. Try and enjoy the event as much as possible, as it will go by in a flash.