Ah, the memories of days gone by. High school and college experiences are often where you have met those special people who have become lifelong friends. Some of these individuals you stay in contact with on a frequent basis, others you have not seen in years but it’s always great to get the old gang back together when an opportunity arises.
As time goes by, anniversaries roll around, such as school reunions that give you the chance to rekindle friendships and relive the good old days with your classmates. There are plenty of places, including your old high school or college, to set up a gathering in Sydney. Photo booth hires may be an excellent way to break the ice with old acquaintances and to make memories with new and old friends alike.
Let’s take a look at just a few ways you can organise a great school reunion that will be remembered for many years to come.
Fun And Games
A great way to get old acquaintances to relax and open up after a long period of time is to set up some excitement such as a few games. This will get everyone talking instead of clamming up. Initial apprehension is reasonable, but you want to make your guests feel welcome and entertained. Once a game is started, people should begin to mingle well and start having a good time. An excellent suggestion of a game to play is called ‘Which classmate am I'? This game is played by putting names of classmates on a slip of paper and dropping them in a container. Each person picks a slip and does not read the name aloud. Instead, they drop hints of who that person may be. Hints such as ‘class president' or ‘homecoming queen' will get people thinking and remembering.
The venue you select to have the reunion makes a huge difference. Having the meeting in your old school, if it is still there, may be an excellent way to bring memories flooding back. You can take a tour of the old building if it is in acceptable condition to reminisce about former teachers, homecoming, sports, band, and other old memories. If your old school is no longer in use or has been torn down, try and have the reunion at a local establishment that used to be a frequent hangout at the time.
One of the least favourite items to think about when setting up a school reunion is the budget. You have to consider every detail when organising a reunion, and that includes the locale, decorations, accommodation, entertainment, catering (if needed), and transportation. You can make it as simple or extravagant as you wish. Keep in mind some classmates may live far away and have to travel. Keep this in mind when putting the event together as people will need quite a bit of notice to take time off and be able to travel back.
One overlooked method of putting together a school reunion is to stay organised. You would not think this would be difficult, but depending on the size of your graduating class, you need to know what has been and what has not been done. You need to get addresses or contact numbers for all of the members of the graduating class to be able to contact them and keep them aware of dates and cost. Keeping yourself organised by using technology or a journal will make the task much easier when it gets closer to the date of the event.
How Can I Have A Fun And Memorable Class Reunion?
There are many ways to set up a school reunion. You need to think about items such as location and dates, first and foremost. Once the date and locale have been determined, you need to let all of your classmates know. This can be a difficult task as everyone can be spread all over the country.
It is also essential to keep the budget in mind as well as staying organised. It takes many funds to provide invitations, accommodation, transportation, and catering if you are taking care of everything. Even if you do not cater the event or offer transportation or the accommodations, decorations and music can be a considerable cost. By following the simple suggestions above regarding organising your school reunion, you can have a fun, safe, and memorable time with old friends you have not seen in quite a few years.