High school class reunions are a fun way to reconnect with high school classmates 10, 20 or more years later. Times have changed, people have grown up, and yet when you see your old school buddies, you still see them as they were back in high school. But brainstorming to come up with creative ideas for class reunions takes work and creativity.
Assuming you have the means to do the basic important stuff of tracking down alumni and picking the date, getting a committee together, and planning a budget, the rest is creative fun. Here are some ways to choose creative ideas for class reunions.
A Reunion Web Page
Have a Web page where alumni can post a hello message, contact each other, send in pictures and RSVP for the reunion. Also allow those that get to the page to help you locate missing former classmates.
Have a theme or, at least, a dress code. For some reunions, reunion is a theme in itself. Having a semi-formal event with a nice dinner, music and slide show may be great for the main event. The night before can be an informal get reacquainted night at a favorite local hangout, and the day after can be a family picnic-best for the 20th reunion when classmates are parents. For others, a casual event with a beach, disco, Mardi Gras, fiesta or other festive theme can be great fun as well.
Once you have a theme, you can plan the decorations, party favors and food around that theme easily.
For creative memory-making activities, try these ideas:
A fiesta party is fun to throw and fun to attend. The southwestern theme parties abound with great music, food and fun party games. There are lots of vendors who sell supplies to make your fiesta party exciting and festive, and you can also make lots of your own decorations with a little creative flair.
A Moroccan party should be the perfect showcase for delicious North African dishes, like couscous and bisteeya. As you and your guests probably haven't been to Morocco, you could probably get away with throwing some pillows on the floor and setting the thermostat to warm, but you also want to aim for authenticity.
A costume party can be fun for kids and adults alike, although the appeal exists on different levels for the older crowd. Here are some ideas for how to do each kind of costume party, giving everyone a great party experience.