With so many of us living at a distance from friends and family we often don’t see as much of them as we would like. Jobs can take us to distant parts of the world even, where we establish new connections and new lives. It’s great keeping in touch though, via technology and seeing what our loved ones are doing. Sometimes too, the years can fly by and your twenties have suddenly become your forties!
Make a plan
It’s all very well, just thinking about the idea of getting people together and talking about the “if onlys” but the first step really is to get a date in the diary, however far ahead. Get your group of family or friends to commit to the idea of meeting up and put it in the diary. Organising a big group can be very rewarding and with any luck there is probably someone amongst you who just loves that sort of thing, it’ll be worth the effort for the fun times you have.
Think about a big group holiday
Deciding what will suit your group best is really your next step. Maybe it’s just meeting up for the evening! But often, if it’s a milestone event to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion a long weekend or a week’s holiday together makes for a very memorable time away.
Planning an extended break gives you all the chance to truly unwind, have fun and spend a significant amount of time together creating wonderful memories. There’s no rush; meals can be leisurely, activities can be relaxed and even a couple of days away from your normal routine can have a really re-charging effect.
Large group accommodation
There is a whole variety of accommodation to look at. Hiring a big house can work really well for a big group and be quite cost effective. It also gives you the flexibility to make your own schedule and the space to make your own fun. Some of our Big Houses have great party rooms for dancing and wonderful games rooms that can become the hub of the house for competitive after dinner challenges. Each of our houses are unique and we can guide you to which might suit your needs best. But one thing they all have in common is exclusive use – you will not be sharing with another group on site.
Make it a tradition
We usually find with groups that have come to stay in one of our Big Houses there is an overwhelming desire to do it all over again. They’ve had such a great time, they don’t want to leave! So why not make it an annual tradition? It gives everyone something to look forward to and keeps relationships with family and friends strong and those good connections can pass down through the generations. It might make sense for your group to always holiday together at the same time of year or perhaps experiment and try a different season – you might find that low season works for you, in which case accommodation will be less costly too!
At the Big House Company we helped hundreds of guests to arrange their house party events, so do get in touch if you would like to know more.