The Crystal Room has earned a solid reputation for hosting beautiful wedding receptions in Southeastern Massachusetts, but we also host parties. Our well-appointed Milford party venue has room for hundreds of guests and ample on-site parking. Local families and businesses from all over the local area have used our facility for their events. So whether you are making plans for a winter family reunion in Massachusetts or a summer gathering of family and friends, consider The Crystal Room. It can feel overwhelming to plan a family reunion, but our team of experienced event coordinators can help to simplify things and help you create a memorable event.
Success is in the Details
The best way to plan a successful Millbury family reunion is to make sure you pay attention to the little details. Start your plans by getting organized. Create lists for yourself and keep them either in a three-ring binder or post them to a web-based planning app. Whatever helps you to stay on-track, just make sure to use it to your advantage. Identify the type of reunion you want to host. Will it be a single day event or a weekend-long gathering? How many people – adults and children – do you estimate will attend? If people are traveling a great distance to attend, make sure to plan a family reunion that offers group events that will be worth their while.
The time of year is important. Most people think about summer as being the best time for a reunion. However, most Milford party venues and other local facilities are also busy with weddings this time of year. A fall or winter family reunion in Massachusetts can be planned around other holidays or as part of a local event. For example, if the whole family loves the Patriots, schedule a fun welcome luncheon or dinner at The Crystal Room on Saturday, and then get group tickets for the ballgame on Sunday. When you contact the stadium, have a general idea of how many tickets you will need to find out about price breaks and deals for group purchases.
Pick a Theme for the Event
Themes are a great way to bring an event together in a very cohesive way. They are perfect for birthday parties, weddings, and even your Millbury family reunion. The great thing about hosting your family dinner or event at our Milford party venue is that the weather won’t play a part in your fun. No matter what time of year, an indoor facility will help you plan a family reunion that everyone will enjoy. Even cousins from Florida will feel toasty and warm at your winter family reunion in Massachusetts if you hold it indoors at The Crystal Room. We can even take care of all the catering for you with our in-house services so you won’t have to do a thing but decorate and show up.
Choose the theme based on either the season, a general family interest, the location, or something else that has meaning to everyone. A family that is really into the beach might enjoy a tropical or Cape Cod theme, while a family that enjoys nature might appreciate a woodland theme. Much like you would decorate for a birthday party, make sure to handle all the details regarding the place settings, table centerpieces, create a dessert bar, plan activities and games – go all out. It is important to do things that will impress, entertain, and sustain your guests. Consider creating a custom cake that coordinates with the theme and enlist family members to help with the decorating.
Don’t Forget the Kids
Remember to plan activities and create some fun for the littlest members of the clan. Printable games, activities, and other smart ideas will keep the kids busy so the adults can catch up and share stories. Coloring pages, guessing games, scavenger hunts, and of course, provide prizes for everything too. Set an age limit, creating games for the 5 and under group, grade school kids, and teenagers. Get teens to help with the little ones so you can stay focused on all of the other activities for your Millbury family reunion.
For even more tips on how to plan a family reunion that everyone will enjoy, give us a call at 508-478-7800. We can answer any questions you might have about The Crystal Room, provide details about catering and other in-house services, offer information about audio-visual equipment, seating arrangements, and much more. Call today to check on availability or to schedule a tour of our Milford party venue.