The autumn is prime time for a family reunion. The weather in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina is still pleasant during the days, and the fall views of the hills and mountains provide lasting memories. You can still toss a football around, pose for scenic group photos and enjoy all kinds of food, hot or cold. Rent a tent and supplies from Hendersonville Tents Party & Event Rentals for a worry-free reunion.
By waiting a few months after school begins, you can pull the kids away from their routine, knowing that they won’t suffer by missing a day or two for a long weekend with the extended family. Or you could piggyback the reunion onto one of the many autumn holidays: Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Halloween or even Thanksgiving.
Holiday-Themed Family Reunions
By doubling up with a holiday, you can ensure that everyone’s in a festive mood, and unless you gather at a relative’s house, you can take holiday planning out of one person’s hand and spread it out among your entire clan. Plus it’ll provide built-in ideas for your family to do:
Veteran’s Day. When was the last time your whole family watched a parade together? And if you have veterans in your family, they can proudly wear their uniforms to the parade and tell their war stories later.
Halloween. If you plan your family reunion around Halloween, take all the kids trick-or-treating together. With enough vehicles, you can drive to the best neighborhoods wherever you go. Another Halloween activity is visiting a haunted house. How much fun would that be for all but the tiniest of tots?
Thanksgiving. Cater your event so no one has to worry about food prep and yet everyone has plenty to eat. You also can entertain both adults and children with a friendly pumpkin-carving contest in a field under a tent — especially in a field under a tent (because of the mess). Let the oldest family member serve as judge to award age-appropriate gifts for the winners.
Other Autumn Ideas
Your family reunion doesn’t have to be holiday-themed. You can find plenty of fall activities for family members of all ages:
Corn maze. Depending on the complexity of the maze, your family can spend a full day wandering in and out of the maze. You can find corn mazes throughout the region on farms that may offer other fun things to do, from hayrides to pumpkin patches to petting zoos.
Hot-air balloon ride. With enough balloons, you can give your whole family the flight of their lives! It’s a scenic treat, especially in autumn, and if they’ve never done it before, they’ll thank you for the memories.
Mountain hike. If your family loves the outdoors, a leisurely hike — nothing too strenuous for grandma’s sake — can give the family the views it wants and the time together it craves. If you’ve planned ahead, you can have a tent set up at the end of the hike, complete with chairs, tables and food!
Come up with your own autumn-inspired activity ideas: a cider party (hard and regular) with cider doughnuts, a leaf-collecting game, a farm tour or a leaf-pile jumping contest. The possibilities are endless.
Hendersonville Tents Party and Events Rentals is family-owned and operated. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of providing tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, pipe and drapes, tableware, games, specialty lighting, PA systems… everything you need to host a memorable outdoor event. Hendersonville Tents Party and Events Rentals provides a personal touch to your party. Whatever your needs, Hendersonville Tents has got you covered.