Plan a Reunion
Does your graduating class have a milestone anniversary coming up? Whether you’re celebrating your 5-, 10- or 25-year reunion, advance preparation is the key to a successful event.
- Give yourself at least one year to organize your event.
- Create an organizing committee (three or four people works best).
- Put one person in charge.
- Decide where you will hold the reunion.
- Make choices based on the expected number of attendees, where they are coming from and their age.
- Determine the format of the event (brunch, luncheon, sit-down dinner, cocktail reception, buffet, etc.)
- Use social media to get the word out to as many former classmates as you can.
- Work out a precise budget, with the goal of ensuring the event is self-financed (zero deficit).
Costs to factor in
- Food (including taxes and gratuities)
- Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages (including taxes and gratuities)
- Hall rental
- Music and entertainment
- Swag bags, door prizes
- Equipment rentals (tables, chairs, audiovisual equipment, etc.)
- Other planning-related expenses
Want to get your reunion planning underway?