The most common attire for a high school class reunion: comfortable clothing. Wear something you feel makes you look good and that you feel good wearing. You probably already have an outfit in your closet that generates compliments. Comfort is the key to enjoying yourself at your high school reunion.
We suggest you visit one of our NARM member’s website or Pinterest pages, or Reunion Magazines at reunionsmag.com, to find out more about high school class reunion games. Most high school reunions do not participate in ‘games’ but offer awards or programs (see question below).
Keep any committee program at your high school reunion simple, fun, and volunteer based. Some of the more popular reunion program ideas are listed below.
- Plan an awards program where you ask questions to get to know the class alumni better (i.e. who traveled the furthest? who has the most children? etc. and give them fun awards such as who traveled the furthest…have the local paper donate one-year subscription to the person).
- Slide presentation: Create a slide presentation from old photographs (either from the high school yearbook or photos you and the class reunion committee can share.)
- Speech by prominent high school class alumni: Direct the speech with a round table/round robin theme of questions from your class year. (I.e. Jeopardy style questions such as ‘who can tell me our class song?’ or ‘what the name of our high school principal was?’); give out awards that associate with the question or answer.
- Graduation year trivia: As a committee, create a list of trivia questions from your graduation year or the years you were in high school (i.e. commercials, favorite TV shows or movies, music, popular clothing styles, favorite hang-outs, sports events, etc.)
- Simple speech: Keep it simple, welcome attendees and guests, let them know the evening agenda, and invite them to participate in the next high school class reunion planning committee. Be sure to include a toast to your graduating class.
Teachers are never turned away! Its added excitement to the class alumni when they find out that their teacher is going to attend their class reunion. Please be sure to contact your reunion committee chairperson or professional reunion planner in advance.
Most high school reunions encourage guest participation at reunion events. Check with the professional reunion planner for more information about how to register your guest for your reunion.
Yes! You should contact the professional reunion planner who is managing your high school class reunion. Give them your contact information and request an invitation. They will be more than happy to extend the invitation to you and include you in the class alumni list.
Check your high school’s library or contact a former classmate who may have a yearbook for you to scan or copy. If your school has an alumni association, find out if they have any yearbooks on file. Another option is to check ebay.com or other auction site on which high school yearbooks are often sold. A new trend gaining popularity is high school yearbooks scanned on a CD. Try a google search to find a company providing this service.
It is common that high school class alumni do not receive class reunion tickets. Your confirmation and receipt are your cleared check or credit card transaction. At your reunion, your name will appear on a guest list at the registration table. If you’d feel more comfortable confirming your registration, please contact the professional reunion planner organizing your class reunion.