Theme submitted by Martha, Trinity, North Carolina
A great theme for a family gathering or reunion, ask all guests to bring copies of their favorite family photos (old or new). Set up a do-it-yourself “photo booth” with a camera with a timer on a tripod. Place this in front of a nice background and allow family members to take new photos individually or as a group. Find more tips for capturing the members under Plan a Family Reunion, Tips & Heirlooms.
Spread out all the photos on a table and spend time revisiting old memories. At the end of the night, gather all photos and scan them into a computer. You can send a disc to each guest with all the favorite photos along with the new photos from the party.
- Frame a few of your favorite family photos in black and white to decorate the room.
- Use black and white table linens and decorations to avoid competing with the photos.
- Have designated areas for guests to spread out their photos. These photos will be the best decoration of all.
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