Vice-chairman of Hudson's Bay Company Bonnie Brooks wanted to throw a family reunion, a tradition that started in the Forman family 62 years ago. In the end, five Forman generations gathered last July to celebrate all things familial. Kristin Kidd, niece of Bonnie Brooks, was asked to organize the momentous event that would have 85 of their kin over for dinner. We got behind the scenes at their family reunion — check it out here! — and the inside scoop on Kristin's party-planning secrets. Read on to find her tips on throwing the perfect get-together, plus her recipe for a summer salad that everyone will love.