You want to see crazy uncle Bob, sweet Aunt Stella and all of the kids that have grown so much since the last gathering, but are unsure where to start in terms of planning your family reunion.
First things first: choose the date. and location. When deciding on a date, consider school schedules. Most people can rearrange other obligations, but schools dictate when families with children can travel. Doodle.com is a nifty tool that assists in planning a meeting for large groups. Give it a try! The peak summer travel months are June, July, and August. Once you have your dates, think location, location, location! The importance of location is not just relevant to purchasing a house, but is also crucial when you are planning an event. Nobody wants to go to Houston in the middle of July or Fairbanks in Feb. If your family must travel to get to the reunion, make it a vacation that all can enjoy! Summer in the Colorado Rockies in is an excellent choice. More specifically, Keystone Resort is perfect for young and old, active and not so active family members.
So, you have nailed your event down to June 23 – 30th in Keystone, CO. Now what? Think about your lodging needs. Will you rent one big home and enjoy hours of time with the family, or will you be better served by several condos in the same complex. What amenities will you need? Maybe a swimming pool will entertain the kids enough to save everybody’s sanity. Does Uncle Bob need to be steps away from the golf course at all times. Consider your options carefully because appropriate lodging is the cornerstone to a successful family reunion. SummitCove Vacation Lodging can assist you in making this important decision.
How about meals? Does your family enjoy cooking, or are they happier to be pampered? Start gathering menus and interviewing potential caterers at least 1 month out if you prefer to leave the cooking to the professionals.
Activities can also cause a bit of tension. If Grandpa would rather fish than go on a river rafting adventure, make you schedule some fishing time. If all of this coordination is not your forte, consider hiring a professional. Your time is valuable and planning is certainly a time sink. A planning expert in Keystone, CO can be reached to help you make important decisions about dates, accommodations, meals, and activities to take care of you clan from the date of arrival through the date of departure. Although we may not be able to keep crazy uncle Bob from swimming in Keystone Lake in with his scuba gear, she can make sure all of your needs are met while you are there!