My great-grandma's birthday party was an annual family reunion. She had eight children living nearby, and some had equally large families. At an early age, I learned how to make a mountain of potato salad and the best way to grill dozens of franks at a time, a skill that proved crucial in my career as a caterer and food writer. Sadly, my great-grandma is gone, but my relatives are now planning a reunion that will bring us together from all corners of the country to relive those wonderful memories.
There are many aspects to planning a reunion, and the best ones take the tastes of everyone into account, from the eldest to the youngest, and from vegetarian to carnivore. If you've agreed to organize your next family reunion, this entertaining guide will walk you through all the steps, including finding a location, creating a menu, selecting party favors, and documenting it all on video. And, remember, this is a family event, so don't be afraid to get your relatives involved -- it willRead More »from It's a family affair: the complete guide to hosting a family reunion