11 Creative Family Reunion Banner Ideas

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“We are family!” Well, you won’t have to scream it if you have a whole bunch of things that scream it for you. The family eyes, the family badonkadonk, matching t-shirts, oh, and banners, of course!

Speaking of banners, they are a completely necessary decoration for any big event, especially family reunions. Family reunion banners not only look great, but they let people know that you’re serious. Family reunions are some serious business from the planning to the traveling and gathering!

DIY Banners to Make with Your Family

No single way is the right way to make family reunion banners. It all depends on your family, the venue, and, of course, your budget. If you need some ideas to inspire you, here are some great ideas for family reunion banners:


Create a banner with the family name, and lay it out at the beginning of the reunion for each family member to put their handprints on upon entering. Fly it with pride as soon as you have all handprints!

The (family name) footprint

Forget carbon footprints; this is a family business! Similar to the handprint banner idea, this one will involve everyone’s footprints! Don’t forget the wipes, or else you’ll have footprints on more than just the banner!

Burlap banner

Spell out the family name using burlap material, cut out squares, and use a single, bold letter on each square. Don’t feel like making one yourself? Check out Etsy to have a custom one made for your reunion!

Coat of arms

If your family has a coat of arms, put this on the banner! Family-related and sophisticated!

Picture clothesline

String a clothesline between two poles, posts, or trees, and have each family member bring a family photo or two to pin on the clothesline as they enter.


Using a bedsheet and a long, metal rod, make a flag for the family reunion! Use finger paint, food coloring, puffy paints, spray paint, anything that will stick.


Find a white background boring on a banner? Tie-dye the banner first, then add your message! I’m sure there is a hippy or two in your family somewhere…

Your family defined

Using single words and colored paint, paint words all over the banner that describe your family, avoiding dark colors. Once this dries, in darker paint or in black, paint your message, family name, or whatever you prefer.


Similar to the idea above, paint every family member’s name using colored paint, avoiding dark colors. Once the names dry, paint your message, family name, or whatever you prefer.

The bigger, the better

Want your banner to be seen from outer space? Here’s how! Using poster boards, spell out your family name letter by letter with a big block letter on each poster board. On each poster board, write other words in a lighter color that begin with that letter. For example, the “B” in Bellinger: Beautiful, brainy, bright, blessed, blissful, etc.


If you do not wish to physically make one yourself, there are many companies that would love to compete for your business. All you have to do is submit a design, and they’ll deliver exactly what you want.

Now that you have a few great ideas for making family reunion banners, it’s probably a good time to get started. The more tasks you knock out in advance, the better!

Laura is the force behind Gathered Again, transforming family gatherings into unforgettable memories with expert tips and a heart full of passion. Join her mission to celebrate the magic of family connections, one event at a time.

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