Keeping your family hydrated during your family reunion is important and can be a challenge if you are having your reunion outdoors and if you will be encouraging playing sports and other physical activities. You can create a budget and fund for communal beverages, ask everyone to bring their own drinks or try one of ideas below.
Water Bottles For Family Reunions
Water bottles give you a great opportunity to personalize your water bottles by making labels that support your reunion theme or your family name. Most of our family reunion theme packages include water bottle labels you can easily print and use on your water bottles.
A package of sticker paper can easily be printed on then cut and apply to the water bottles. Get a good quality sticker paper, some of the budget paper aren’t as sticky and may pull away from the water bottle. Sticker paper is great if you won’t keep water bottles in ice but if the water bottles will be stored where they will get wet you should select a sticker paper that is water resistant. You can find water bottle sticker paper in the familyreunionhelper store.
Water bottle labels compliment your reunion or party theme well and they can help save reunion funds and keep your reunion “green” if everyone writes their name on the bottle and reuses the same bottle during the reunion.
Insulated cups from the Dollar Store
A fun idea our family discovered recently are insulated cups from the dollar store. They cost a dollar (surprise) and come in a variety of colors. If you need a lot of cups you will probably want to order them from the store’s online site. They will ship for free to your local store where you can pick them up. Although cups cost more than a water bottle they do make a great souvenir that your family can continue to use when the reunion is over.
My daughter has a vinyl machine and she made a fun logo that we put on all of our cups. They were a hit with the family and with so many cup colors family members were able to easily keep track of their own cups.
An economical way to keep everyone hydrated is to use water coolers. You can purchase a 5 gallon water cooler for around $25.00. Buy several and keep one full of water and ice and one of punch or lemonade. Drink coolers are also great for making homemade root beer. With coolers you can provide paper cups or can use them to refill water bottles or plastic drink cups.
Last but not least, ask everyone to provide their own beverages for the reunion. Asking everyone to provide their own drinks gives some relief to the budget and assures that everyone has their favorite beverage on hand.