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June 24, 2007



I was a beneficiary of other great planners at this event. A few lessons I might pass along.

1) If you feed them, they will come. Actually, everyone likes to contribute something, but having the staples and an easy way to seperate and dispose of garbage and recylcables made it much easier on everyone.

2) Setting matters. We were blessed with a family place that could accomodate and entertain multitudes (and a kind neighbor down the beach with extra rooms for overflow accomodation).

3) Don't try to organize much after people arrive. They'll find their own fun. The hardest part will be geting the reunion photographs of the full group. This won't happen on its own, but cannot take too long or you loose the good will you have worked so hard to achieve.

4) As long as you have the same number of kids around you that you arrived with, it doesn't matter if they are your own.

Best of luck!

Janice Brown

Thank you for sharing those photographs of a heartwarming family reunion. Did you plan that event, and do you have any recommendations for someone planning one for the first time?


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