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Family Reunion  Back to Events

In this day of busy schedules and computer communications, the experience of bringing together the young, old, near and far, all with one unique connection, is priceless. Whether your family gathering is an afternoon barbecue or a weeklong event, this is your opportunity to add a new chapter to your family's memory book.

To ensure best attendance, begin planning your family reunion well in advance. Use our planning guide to get started. Then work out a timeline to stay organized and on top of the details. Craft and send just the right invitation to add to the anticipation and excitement. A creative invitation can also help spur attendance. Who would want to miss out on something this fun?

Come up with an itinerary of activities and games that will appeal to all ages. Your goal should be to get everyone interacting with each other across generations. Be sure to make time just for reminiscing, hanging out and getting reacquainted. And keep the cameras rolling; after all, this is history in the making!

Gathering for meals will likely be the centerpiece of your event, so great food is essential. Meals can range from potluck casual to buffet to sit-down, depending on the size and style of your group. Remember that your neighborhood Publix can help with the planning and preparation so everyone stays energized and your reunion is a hit.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 16 to 24 32 to 40 52 to 60
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 32-48 64-80 104-120
Entrée 16-24 32-40 52-60
Side Dish 32-48 64-80 104-120
Breads and Rolls 16-24 32-40 52-60
Desserts 24-36 48-60 78-90

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All
Cheese Taster


Nibble away on these delicious bite-size cheeses. Boar's Head® Cheddar, Gouda, Colby, Swiss, Havarti, Muenster, smoked Gruyère and Pepperjack.

(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $33.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $43.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $53.99


Deviled Eggs Platter


Our gourmet deviled eggs aren't just for picnics! Garnished with green and black olives.

(S) 8-12 Servings $19.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $29.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $33.99


Entrée   View All
Honey-Cured Spiral Sliced Ham
Honey-Cured Spiral Sliced Ham


Glazed with a blend of special spices to seal in the juices and sweet honey flavor. Spiral cut for easy serving. Serving ware shown not included.

Various Servings Market Price


Side Dish   View All
Fresh Fruit


A beautiful arrangement of the season's best, including grapes, strawberries, oranges, pineapple and melons.

(S) 8-12 Servings $25.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $36.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $49.99


Finishing Touches


All the toppings needed for a great sandwich! Allow your guests to customize their sandwiches with shredded lettuce, ripe tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, dill pickles, black olives, banana peppers and jalapenos.

(S) 8-12 Servings $17.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $24.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $29.99


Breads and Rolls   View All
Assorted Breads and Rolls
Assorted Breads and Rolls


We bake fresh daily to bring you a selection including white mountain, round and long loaves of San Francisco sourdough, and multi-grain breads, silver dollar, potato, and Chicago hard rolls. Serving ware shown not included.

Various Servings Price Varies


Desserts   View All
Apple Pie
Apple Pie


Sugar-sweetened apples and the perfect blend of spices, baked in our traditional flaky crust. Serving ware shown not included.

6-8 Servings $5.59


Brownie Bites
Brownie Bites Platter


Moist and rich mini chocolate brownies, individually decorated with buttercream frosting and real fruit toppings. Double Brownie Bites platters also available.

(S) 8-12 Servings $11.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $23.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $37.99


Reminder Items Select All

Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons disposable camera napkins
chips & dip flowers plates
condiments ice serving dishes
cups/glasses insect repellent suncare products
decorations invitations utensils


The Perfect Gift Made Easy

Use our new to help you pick the perfect gift card online and put it on your grocery list. Then you can breeze through the aisles and buy just the card you wanted in our store.

  • Make reunion planning a team effort. Recruit family members to get a variety of ideas, involve others in the event and to spread out the work. Tap your accountant uncle to handle the finances. Ask your superorganized sister to take charge of the activities. The more, the merrier!
  • Preserve the memory of this special event. Make a video that captures everyone who attends along with highlights of the activities. Work on a family history scrapbook during the reunion, or hire a professional photographer to snap planned and spontaneous family shots.