Celebrate the most important thing, family, with a memorable family reunion. Follow our tips to create an enjoyable experience and make memories to last a lifetime.


Plan a Memorable Family Reunion

Some of the most important details of a family reunion are the date and location. Plan these at least a year in advance for the best results. This allows everyone to adjust their schedules and save for travel. On this note, get a feel for the interests of the majority. For example, it’s a great idea to send a survey. Inquire which dates work best or which activities sound fun. Remember, don’t get too bogged down by opinions. You can’t please everyone, but you can create an organized reunion to remember. Also, keep amenities in mind when you choose the location. Pick somewhere that has a variety of activities available. This provides a good mix to keep the whole group happy.


Additionally, delegate tasks between family members. Assign duties based on individual strengths and interests. This helps to prevent the planning process from becoming too stressful. For example, put someone in charge of finances, food, photos, and more. This makes everyone feel valued and provides you with assistance. It’s a win-win!


If at any point you feel overwhelmed, remember what this reunion is all about. The priority is to spend time with family. Focus on enjoying quality time with one another. Furthermore, this is a great time to reflect on memories. Pull out the old photo albums and bond over stories for the whole group. Play up traditions such as a family recipe or board game everyone once played together.

The Cottages by the Bay are the perfect location for your next family reunion. Our seven charming cottages sleep up to 50 guests. With Bay access, a private pool and more, enjoy the perfect setting for bonding and fun. Contact us today to start planning your next family reunion in Destin.