Friday, March 21, 2008

If you could have the reunion your way...

Right now for the reunion, we're looking at a one-day shindig: family activity during the day and dinner/dance/slideshow in the evening. For the day, we're looking at a big outdoor picnic/carnival for alumni and their families. We don't know if we'll hire a DJ, have people we graduated with perform on stage, do it picnic potluck style or have catering people sell food ala carte. We'll probably rent some inflatable bounce houses too.

In the evening, we'll have a more formal, adult-only (with or without a date) dinner and dance with a slideshow and presentation on what everyone's been doing for the last 10 years. We have had many people say that they don't want it too formal, nor do they want it too expensive. It'll probably be shirt and tie dressy, but nothing too fancy.

How does that sound? Any ideas of what you'd like better? Please leave comments and let me know what you think. We're still in the infancy of planning this reunion, and are up for any suggestions you have. Also, if you have connections for venues (parks, dancehalls, etc) or catering...let me know too.

3 comments:

Chelle and Aaron said...

I think these are such great ideas. A family style picnic in the afternoon and a reception (maybe not dance) type activity (for the grown-ups only) in the evening would be great. Then people could go to one or both and still have chances to mix and mingle... I wish more people would comment. This is kind of the sounding board

Joel & Carrie Pace said...

I have a connection to the Sports Mall, let me know if you're interested. We could hold a picnic there and party up.

-Carrie Cook Pace

Shane and Alissa said...

I am just glad that you guys are making the time to plan this. I've been looking forward to seeing everybody again. I agree with aaron that the family picnic, with adults only reception/open house thingy in the evening sounds great. I think most of us retired our killer dance moves about ten years ago so I don't know if the whole dance thing would fly. If you guys wanna do a slide show thing showing a then and know kinda deal of everybody coming I am willing to put it together (granted that people send me the pictures) I also have the projector and stuff for it. Just let me know if that's something you planning people are interested in doing. Shane Cox