we make it more fun and interesting for all ages?”
Be sure to get brochures and coupons for leisure activities such as amusement parks, museums, and zoos. Go online, check with the visitor’s bureau, or call individual places yourself. For inexpensive fun and games, go to About.com (http://genealogy.about.com/od/family_ reunions/a/activities.htm). Also read Fun and Games for Family Gatherings (Betterway Books; $7.70) by Adrienne Anderson.
The visitor’s bureau can also be helpful with area restaurants. Or call surrounding restaurants to ask if they would be willing to provide meal discounts or coupons for a free appetizer or dessert with a purchase. Linda J. Hoffman, managing partner of Goodman Lauren Publishing, publishers of The Reunion Planner ($15.95), recommends the Zagat Guide (www.zagat.com) to find eateries across various price ranges.