Planning a 10-year high school reunion can be an exciting challenge. It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends and reminisce on the good times you shared together in high school. At Stokely Event Center, we believe that planning a reunion should be a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
If it has been a while since your graduating class had a reunion, here are some tips for getting started:
1. Pick a Date
It’s important to give your classmates plenty of notice – aim for between 8-10 months ahead to maximize attendance.
2. Choose a Theme
Planning a reunion around a theme makes the event more special and fun. Consider having a themed dress code or decorations, or organizing activities around your class’s favorite pastimes.
3. Create an Invitation List
Use social media to track down contact information for your classmates, and send out invitations at least 6 weeks ahead of time.
4. Get the Word Out
A dedicated website, email list, and social media page are all great ways to spread the message and communicate with classmates who you may not have contact details for.
5. Set a Budget
Working with a budget will help ensure that you can have an event everyone will enjoy without overspending.
6. Start a Reunion Fund
You may want to consider setting up a reunion fund to help cover costs and ensure that the event can be accessible to everyone who wants to attend.
7. Find Venues & Catering
Once you’ve got a good idea of numbers, it’s time to find the perfect venue for your reunion. It’s also a good idea to look into catering services – you may want to serve traditional foods from the area or provide finger food and drinks.
We believe every party is only complete with food and drink that is unique to the atmosphere and event. At Stokely Event Center, we do not limit our hosts to a preferred catering list. Rather, we encourage you to plan a meal, snacks, or desserts that reflect your event whether that be a local catering company, food truck, or potluck-style meal.
8. Organize Activities
Think about activities that will get everyone involved – from ice-breaker games to outdoor activities, there are plenty of ways to add fun and excitement to your reunion.
9. Put Together a Memory Book
This is a great way to help everyone reminisce on their time in high school – ask classmates to submit photos, favorite memories, and stories that you can compile into a memory book or video presentation.
At Stokely Event Center, we offer a complimentary audio/visual system which can be a great way to share a virtual memory book during the event!
10. Have Fun
Finally, it’s time to enjoy your reunion! Make sure everyone is aware of the dress code and theme, and make sure that any special activities are arranged in advance. Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun and reconnect with old friends.
At Stokely Event Center, we understand how much planning and effort goes into organizing a successful 10-year high school reunion. We are dedicated to helping make your event run smoothly and ensuring you have the best experience possible.
Contact us today at (918)600-4448 or submit a reservation request here to learn more about planning your high school reunion!