Three Amazing Family Reunion Favor Ideas
It’s summer family reunion planning time of the year again! If you are part of the organizing committee you are probably racking your brain for ideas for a momentous favor gift (as well as a million other details for the event). Family reunions are extremely precious and often only happen every few years. Create lasting memories by organizing a special take away gift will make certain family members will have lasting memories.
Here are a few creative ideas:
Family Favorites Recipe Book
Does grandma have those special recipes that have been passed down the generations? Or, Aunt Marge have that special peach pie she makes every year? Time to put all the recipes in one location in a nice gift book, one for each family member. Have each participant give you their recipe, maybe with a photo or a personal quote. Gather them all into a printed booklet to give as a keepsake. Write the name and date of the reunion on the front of the book and distribute at the reunion.
Genealogy Family Tree
The ability to gather family history information has increased with the recent accessibility of information via the internet. Sites like ancestry.com and others make it easy to find relatives from long ago. Has someone in your family done this research yet? If so, take the information and create a family tree image including family that you have and those attending the reunion. If not, do this exercise for them! It is quite inexpensive, quite easy and a real treat. You can then create a nice banner or poster for each guest with the information. You can create one yourself, or order beautiful ones from sites like Etsy. Guests can take them home and frame the piece or put them in an album. A great pass down from generation to generation.
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Painted Ceramic Plate Favor
Need an activity at your reunion that doubles as a take away gift? This one is especially fun for kids! At the reunion, set up a painting station. Have guests paint their own ceramic plate with inspiration from the event and family. Offer ceramic plates, enamel paints and brushes. Once satisfied with the designs, the older guests can set plates on baking sheets for 30 minutes on 300 degrees. Do not preheat the oven. Let the plates gradually warm with the oven to prevent cracking and shattering. Carefully take the pan out of the oven and set aside to allow to cool.
Do you have any other great family reunion favor ideas? Please let us know in the comments!
Jennifer Skarakis is on a mission to help take event planning to the next level of style and ease. She does this while raising three daughters, playing in a band and running a company. Check out Jennifer’s family reunion online invitations at Sendo Invitations.
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Thanks so much to Jennifer for these great ideas for family reunions. Now I wish I were going to a reunion this summer!