With spring right around the corner, family reunions are probably on the minds of some. I have to admit that planning a family reunion is a lot of work, but can also be a lot of fun. Of course in order to pull this off you have to be a very organized person. If you accidentally leave out one of your family members, you may never hear the end of it. One nice thing that you can do for your next family reunion is to create welcome packs for them. Whether they are staying in a hotel or at your home, there is a nice gift that you can make for them. Below are some really creative welcome packs and gifts that you can make, and the best part is that they are affordable.
Mini snack box
A small box filled with small snacks is always a great idea for a family reunion. When your guests first arrive, they may be hungry and you may not have a bunch of food ready for everyone. Especially if they will be coming at different times during the day. You can make mini fruit pies, mini drinks, and even mini fruit snacks. Try to pick items that will not perish if it has to sit out for a bit. You can also throw in a few tea bags with specialty tea for those staying at a hotel. Click on the link above for a mini apple pie recipes and other small snack ideas.
Spa Welcome bag
When you first hear the word spa bag you may be thinking this is something just for women, but it can also be a really nice welcome gift for men as well. You just have to make sure you put the right items in it. Nowadays they sell disposable heat packs that can be used for the back, and the feet. This is great for older family members who may be in some pain at the end of a day with the family. You can also include some bath salts to help relax the muscles, and some tea to help calm any stressed nerves.
Family picture card
A laminated post card with a picture on the back, and a nice family saying or quote on the other side makes a great gift. This really helps the family to remember the names of all the kids in the family and have a nice keepsake that they can take back home with them. This type of gift is really a lot of fun to make, and more of a personalized gift.
Of course when it comes to family reunions, there are always T-shirts. These can be a great part of the gifts that can also be worn at the family reunion picnic. This helps you to tell who is part of the family. Let’s face it – when you have not seen family in awhile, you may not know everyone, and this makes it a lot easier for everyone to mingle.
A key chain makes the perfect gift, because it’s something that everyone uses. You can put a family picture on the key chain, and on the back of it, the year and family name. This really does make a nice keepsake for the family. You can purchase some of these items to make the key chain in bulk online or perhaps by visiting your local dollar store.