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Tips for Planning a Memorable Reunion

a party tray of cocktails with straws When it comes to planning the picture-perfect reunion — whether it’s with family, friends, or former classmates — it all comes down to the details. Of course, the venue you choose plays an important role, but at the end of the day, it’s what happens inside that people will talk about afterward. So, once you pick out the perfect Montgomery County event venue and you’re ready to start really planning, we have some helpful tips and tricks to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

1. pick a theme

This doesn’t have to be over the top. You could request that everyone come dressed to the nines, so your reunion is reminiscent of, say, Old Hollywood. Or pick an era and let everyone get creative with throwback outfits. Maybe your crew is into something a little kitschier and you can make it an all-out costume party. Whatever it is you decide on, just make it a theme people won’t forget.

2. set a budget 

Know exactly what you want to spend and do everything in your power to stay at (or below) that number, especially if everyone is helping to foot the bill. Not everyone is going to have the same financial freedom. Plus, don’t forget this is more about catching up with people, not putting on a huge spectacle. Scale back on the unnecessary items (e.g. extravagant decor) and spend where it really matters (e.g. food).

3. choose food 

This one can be a big decision. If you’re putting together a gathering for old friends, catering may be the best bet. Pick a restaurant that you all used to frequent, or go for a favorite cuisine type. If it’s family, it might be better to throw in some nostalgic flair and turn it into a potluck. Food has wonderful transporting abilities and all those old dishes you used to love could stir up memories that you really want to come out at a party like this. Your Montgomery County event venue may also offer in-house catering.

4. delegate tasks

We know. This is your thing and you want to make sure everything is perfect. But you can’t expect to handle everything alone while retaining some semblance of sanity. Choose a few people you trust — for their levels of taste and ability to commit — and give them certain responsibilities so that you can take little things off your plate and focus on the big picture.

5. Have fun

It sounds like non-advice, but at the end of the day, this is all about getting people together and having a good time. Try not to sweat the small stuff. If things don’t go 100 percent the way you imagined, it’s okay. This day is all about bringing people together and that’s what people will remember most.

We hope our tips help you throw the perfect party and that everyone is talking about it for years to come. Contact PineCrest Country Club online or call us at 215-855-4113  and speak to a special events coordinator.