If you run a college alumni association, or simply one of innumerable college alumni celebrating a college reunion this year, planning ahead is crucial.
For those spearheading the reunion party, perhaps the first decision to make has to do with college reunion themes. In order to choose an appropriate theme, you must be in contact with the other alumni and be sensitive to their hopes and concerns for the reunion, whether it be logistical decisions or merely the overall vibe of the party.
College alumni websites are a great way to bounce ideas of prospective reunion attendees. The last thing you want are disgruntled alumni whose reunion is nothing like they expected. It’s imperative to send out any college reunion invitation many months in advance at the very minimum. Ideally a year or more can give alumni all the time they need to plan their trips for that special 10 year or 25 year reunion, especially considering that many attendees will likely be traveling long distances to be at the party.
The right college reunion themes can set the tone for the entire event, so it’s important to choose a theme that a majority of attendees can be happy with. Perhaps, if it’s a 25 or 50 year reunion, you’ll want something a little more formal. If your college class has had several successful reunions in the past, perhaps you want something a little more fun or outside of the box. The proper venue for the theme you choose is vital to a cohesive reunion. You may want a laid back get together at a classy local restaurant or bar, or you may want to rent a high profile banquet hall, particularly of your graduating class was large.
With any kind of reunion you end up having, plan ahead, and the party is sure to be a success.