From organizing venues, caterers, and live bands to making sure those ex-cheerleaders, chess club geeks, team captains, and everybody else turns up at the event, planning a high school class reunion is without a doubt an extremely challenging task. However, with access to the right information, organizing a reunion can be a relatively enjoyable process.
A high school class reunion needs an efficient and energetic team of organizers willing to take the responsibility of pulling together a stellar class reunion. In most cases, it is the high school alumni association that appoints a formal committee for the high school reunion. In addition to a president, secretary, and treasurer, consider including hospitality, invitation, and entertainment department heads to take care of each individual aspect of the event.
When charting out your budget, take into consideration every imaginable expense that the event can incur. Figure out the cover charges that each attendee needs to pay and the amount that you can raise from sponsors, the high school alumni association, and individual contributors. Once a figure has been finalized, allocate resources intelligently to each department and task.
Location is important. Search for a reunion venue that is convenient to the majority of class members. Look around for available deals at clubs, banquet halls, hotels, and resorts. To add a touch of nostalgia to the ambience, consider having your high school reunion at one of the favorite class hangouts from your old school days.
Once a date has been decided, start publicizing the reunion so that all attendees have sufficient time to earmark their calendars and chart out their travel plans. Social networking websites are a great resource to get the buzz going. Send out physical and electronic invitations to all class alumni listed in the yearbook and plan on confirming their participation via mail, phone or email.