Coordinating a Large Family Picnic Event

| March 14, 2012

If you are planning a get together with many members of your family, nothing beats a family picnic in the great outdoors. In addition to the fun you’ll have, you won’t have to worry about preparing your home or having to deal with a significant cleanup after everyone leaves. Despite these benefits, a large family picnic event still involves a good deal of planning in order for things to go smoothly.

Choosing a Location

While a crowded beach or park might be okay for a small picnic with your immediate family, these locations are not ideal for larger parties. Choose a location that offers plenty of open space and that isn’t crowded with people. If you have a large backyard, you may not need to venture out to find a public space. If not, you are likely to find a public park or other outdoor space near you that will comfortably accommodate all of your guests. State parks, city parks, beaches, and similar areas are all excellent choices.

Selecting a Date and Time

While weekends will be the most crowded when it comes to outdoor public spaces, weekends are typically the best times to hold large family picnics. This will cause less conflict with everyone’s work schedule.
In most cases, extended families include individuals of all ages. For this reason, it is a good idea to start a large family picnic in the late morning or early afternoon. This way, families with small children will be able to get everyone home at a decent hour for bedtime, and elderly individuals will be able to do the same.

Make an Inventory and Sending Out Invitations

Create a list of all of the people you’d like to invite to your family picnic. If you’d like to create an open event, let your family members know that they should feel free to bring friends. To create less stress on yourself, ask everyone to bring their favorite dish and to RSVP about what they are bringing. These days, it is possible to create electronic invitations online. This will allow everyone to coordinate the food and beverages they’ll bring in an easy and efficient manner.

It is important not to forget game items on your checklist such as volleyball, soccer ball, equipment for a game of Capture the Flag, a water balloon toss, three-legged race, and so on. Games will add to the fun and ensure that everyone has a great time at your picnic event!

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