"That's the fun of going to a high school reunion: it's seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past."
― Jon Hurwitz
School is the best time in everyone's life. Right from the first day at school where everyone around you is a stranger to your last prom dance in high school, you enjoy it all. This is when you've enjoyed your life to the fullest without any worries and stress. You make friends for a lifetime and just can't do without them. But as we go ahead in life, everyone walks their own paths following their dreams and ambitions.
Every aspect of school is memorable in its own way; you learn to grow up. Class reunions are a part of rekindling these forgotten memories, which bring back many smiles and tears. They're always fun as you get to meet so many old friends and catch up on each others' lost years.
School Reunion Party Ideas
If you want to make your reunion fun and memorable, these ideas will serve the purpose.
Finalize a venue that is convenient for everyone. It can be any location near to your city or town where you can spend the weekend with your buddies and catch up on all the gossip. It can be a nearby beach, a resort, camping site, or a popular or favorite hangout place which you used to visit quite frequently with your friends. Wouldn't it be fun to relive all those memories along with your best buds?
Party themes are great ideas for reunions. They bring back the essence of your school days and help you relive your days at school. A retro theme can be a great option. You can have a dress code where everyone dresses the way they used to dress up in school. This theme can give your former classmates a chance to look fresh and trendy. You can have a prom theme. Ask everyone to dress the way they dressed for the prom, and decorate the venue with similar decorations. You can have as much fun you had at your prom even at the reunion. You can even come up with your own weird themes that will add a fun element to the night.
The next thing you need to do is send out the reunion party invitations. If you want to make the invitations unique and personal, you can have your class photograph or a graduation picture with your entire class on the front of the invitation. School yearbooks often have all the information and contact numbers of the students, so you can use it to send the invitations to the respective addresses. Try to co-ordinate the invitations with the theme or color scheme that you've decided for the party.
If you want a great party, you must have good music and great food. For the menu, you can decide something simple and not too spicy. Reunions are generally held after 10 or 30 years, and hence, people may have health issues at times. For starters, you can have nachos and any kind of light sauce. Fish and chicken fingers will also be an enjoyable food for everyone. Salads and salmon or any kind of red meat can be served for dinner. For drinks, you can have everyone's favorite champagne to toast and other drinks too. Fruit punch can also be served just to remind everyone of high school parties.
What can be better than having a live band playing some of your favorite high school songs? It's a beautiful experience when you listen to those old tunes that you may have forgotten over the years. They remind you of some sweet and cherished memories. You can have dancing activities and games to go with the music to get the party started.
You can plan some icebreaker activities such as games and dances to get all the guests socializing. After all the fun and games, you can show them a short presentation made by some of the classmates containing pictures and video clips during school time. Make it fun by cracking common jokes and reminding everyone about some funny incidents during high school. Eventually to wrap up the evening, give each of your classmate a memento to make the evening truly memorable. You can give fridge magnets with class pictures on it, or bookmarks with quotes on them. Hire a photographer to capture all the reunion moments.
Though school is something everyone misses once it's over, reunions make up for it. We're sure all of you will have a great time remembering the best days of your life. So, get up and get the party started!