Planning for a Family Reunion can be quite a pressuring task especially due to the fact that you are expected to set a mood that will be both fun and worth remembering for your relatives. You are probably reading this because you come from an Italian family and have no idea what to do for the upcoming family reunion, or perhaps you just want to get that Italian-themed family reunion that you’ve always been dreaming of.
Top Italian Party Tips
To help you have an amazing Italian party this season we’ve put together our top tips for throwing your perfect celebration. From planning the venue to choosing the perfect drink, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget to make a wish when you blow out your candles!
When you’re throwing an Italian party, it’s important to remember that the best parties are those where everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves. This can be difficult with large numbers of guests so plan on staying around for a bit. Make sure you have plenty of food and drink prepared so that your guests won’t go hungry or thirsty. Remember, it’s always nice to see happy faces!
If you can prepare some kind of entertainment for your guests, even if it’s just a little game or a little show, that will help get people up and moving around. People love to laugh and hearing your friends tell jokes is one way to make everyone feel welcome.
No matter how old your guests are, a little bit of music is always a good idea. Music sets the mood and gives your guests something to listen to while they eat and drink. Just remember that you don’t want it so loud that people can’t hear each other talk, or it’s hard for the DJs to be heard. Make sure you have a great blend of Italian tunes in your playlist too, whatever age group you’re throwing for.
Either way, here are six of those Italian party decorations that you can use to have a successful family reunion.
1. Put up Heritage Designs
Because it is a family reunion themed after Italy’s culture, the first thing to consider is putting up Italian decorations such as florals prints, displaying traditional Italian seasonings, or using materials with colors found in the flag of Italy. That alone can spice up the family reunion and make everyone feel like they are in Italy.
2. Family Banners
Creating a family banner and having everyone sign it is another way to make the event more worth remembering. You may ask your relatives to put in their favorite Italian phrases or sayings along with their signatures or print out a large Italian saying that can best describe the whole family.
3. Balloons and Streamers
Balloons and streamers are classic party decorations, but for that upcoming Italian family reunion, make things a little different by buying only green, white and red balloons. At the end of the strings of these balloons, you may also tape some old family photos for some fun reminiscing.
4. DIY Bars
Italy is best known for its pasta, pizza, ice cream, and wine. Why not bring it to your family reunion by putting up mini bars where they can make their own pizzas, or choose the sauce for their pasta? Although it would cost a wee higher, it would be the best Italian party decoration there is.
5. Mason Jars
Mason Jars have been trending recently because of its vintage-styled impression, and also because it’s cheap to obtain and use. When using mason jars, one way to get that Italian party decoration is by filling them with different kinds of wine (and labeling them with the user) or using them as alternative cups for the wines.
6. Personalized Utensils
Another way to make your Italian family reunion a success and a little dramatic is by using personalized utensils designed after Italian decorations. You may make a paper container and in it place the necessary utensils and label them with the names of the user.