How To Properly Plan A Big Family Event

You’re planning a big family event. You want it to be perfect, and you need to do all the work yourself because no one else is willing or able. Sounds like fun, right? Wrong! Planning such an event can take up days of your time and leave you feeling exhausted before anything has even happened. But don’t worry—help is on the way! This article will show you how to plan the perfect family event while still having plenty of time for relaxation and enjoyment with those closest to you. So let’s get started! 



The different types of events 


The first thing you need to decide is what type of event you want to plan. There are many different types, all with their own set of challenges and benefits. The most popular type is the picnic – it’s a fun, simple way to get the whole family together. picnics require minimal work beforehand and can be easily done at a park or on your own property.


The other type of event is an open house or gathering. This involves inviting people over to your house for drinks or dinner among other things, like a more formal party in which people are invited for any number of reasons (birthday, baptism, naming ceremony). These events can be more difficult to plan as there are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration, as well as a larger group of people to accommodate.


The third type of event is a road trip or vacation. This requires extensive planning, but can be very rewarding and relaxing for everyone involved. Vacationing with a big family can be a great way to spend some quality time together as well as getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Regardless of which type of event you choose, there are many ways to approach it effectively.


There’s no point in having a party if there’s nothing to eat!


For the purpose of this article we’ll be focusing on planning an open house or gathering, but keep in mind that the other two types of events will have similar needs. It is also important to consider your budget and how far you want to go with it – as family events are usually free, there is no reason why they can’t be as amazing as a professional party if you work hard enough.


Begin by deciding the date and time of your event. This is important because it may determine on which days of the week people can come and what’s going to affect their other plans. When choosing the day, consider when people are free and what else is going on at that time.


In case that you are organizing a barbecue, make sure you buy enough charcoal because the last thing you want to do is run out of fuel when everyone is hungry. In order to be sure you have enough you can buy charcoal in bulk online, but make sure you have a large enough propane tank to go with it. You don’t want to be running out of gas as well!


If you plan to serve alcohol, you must obtain a permit from your state government. This process takes time, so make sure to allow enough for it when deciding your event date. If you’re not planning alcohol, then no permit is required and you can move on to the next step!


Planning is the key 


When planning an event of any type, it’s important to ensure that you take into account all details. You need to consider the needs of every member of your family as well as your guests – this may seem like a lot of hard work now, but is necessary for the greater good and will prevent things from going wrong later on.


Make a list of everyone that you’re inviting. Consider factors like location, proximity, and budget when making your selection – for example if someone lives far away from your home they may not be able to make it even though they would love to attend otherwise. It is also important to consider how many attendees will fit in the area where you want to hold your event, as well as how many you have room for. If there is going to be a large number of people present, then it may be better to opt for an open house instead of a smaller picnic or BBQ.


The best way to plan anything related to family events and parties, like the one we’re talking about now, is to make a checklist. You can get one of these from any office supply store and they are very helpful when it comes to following procedures in the correct order, something that is really important when planning such an event. Draw up an outline of what you want to include in your event, and then break down each item into a separate list. As you plan, try to group things together and keep it simple. 


How to make your event special 


There are many things that you can do, such as team-building exercises, scavenger hunts, and outdoor games. Just make sure there is enough time for these activities and plan them accordingly – be sure to allow enough time for each event!


Board games are also an option, and you can even plan them in advance by creating a theme. You can make it a competition where each team plays against the other, or just have fun with everyone around!


Check your calendar for any events or people’s birthdays as you go along – if someone is celebrating a special day, then include that into the event!



Planning a family event can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. We want you to enjoy your time with the people who matter most so we took the liberty of providing you this guide and outlining some tips that should help make planning for an event less stressful. Some things aren’t possible, like getting all members of your extended family together at once or coordinating everyone’s schedule, but other aspects are more under control such as food choices and entertainment options. There will always be challenges when trying to plan something big but following these practical guidelines will give you peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of!   


There are so many options out there that you don’t need to be stuck planning the same thing every year.

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