Out of the Box Family Reunion Ideas

Untitled designFamily reunions are a time of laughing, crying, and sharing. People who have not seen each other in years get reacquainted, and there is always plenty of food and fun to be had. Typically, most people walk away from a reunion with a T-shirt or two. It’s a way to commemorate the event, and also a way to remind everyone just how special, and close, the bond of family can be.

Yet, what if you wanted to do something a bit unique. What if you wanted to go a bit non-traditional with your family reunion takeaways? Well, following are a few of our favorite items that will make quite a statement at your next function.

Lanyards. This one is simple and fun. It’s also cost-effective too. Kids can use it to wear their ID card around their neck for school or sporting events. Adults can use it for all sorts of things including name badges, keys, and even a whistle or two if they carry the title “coach”. Most of the time, lanyards are quite inexpensive too. This is a great option if you are doing a family reunion on a budget. Get them embroidered and your family will have a nice keepsake for quite a long time.

Baseball Caps. This is another gift idea that is very functional. Baseball caps usually get the most use when they are used as a giveaway. The reason is simple. They are so functional. You can purchase them and have them embroidered on the back with your family’s last name and the date of the reunion. The front could have a logo of sorts or the slogan for the reunion embroidered on it. This is a great way to commemorate the event, and also allow others to take the memory home with them.

Dish Towels. This is one that would be so simple and cheap to provide, yet most people never think of it. However, when you consider how much a dish towel is used, it makes perfect sense. You could have a few of these embroidered, and on display at the family reunion while guests are fixing plates or serving meals, etc. They are quite economical, and you can probably get a killer deal if you purchase them in bulk. Also, since they have a much larger surface area, you could put a logo or a picture of some sort embroidered on the towel too, if your budget allows.

Beach Towels. That’s right, when it is time for your guests to hit the beach, why not let them remember your reunion by sending them home with a personalized beach towel? These are pretty easy to come by, and make great choices for embroidery since they are usually one hundred percent cotton. If you search the net for closeout deals, you can usually get a good deal. Then, simply strike a deal with your embroidery shop on the customization and placement of the information. They can help you out with a few ideas of their own too. Your guests will have a nice keepsake that they will get plenty of use from as well.

Frisbees. These are simple and can be purchased by the hundreds. Simply have your information screen printed on the frisbee, and send them flying home with your guests. Chances are, you will probably have several flying around during the reunion too, with all of those children present. That’s okay, it’s better than having a lot of children present and nothing to do, right?

There are many more ideas to be had if you let your mind wander a bit. The items in our list have made the cut because they are economical and easy. Anytime you can have the words family reunion, economical, and easy in the same sentence… that’s a win-win. Put these tips to use and make your next reunion a hit!


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