When was the last time you met your college or school friends? Tough to remember, right? Everyone is busy in making the most out of life so there is probably no time for anything. This can be understood. So, why not go to those homecoming events that are organized not just for fun but also for reliving those memories. The best part of college reunion and homecoming is you get to enjoy the memories and meet your old friends.
College homecomings are one of the most nostalgic moments. Classmates come together to cherish not only the past but also the present. It is a night full of fun, excitement, and talks. It does not matter whether you are meeting your friend after 10 years or 20 years, you will get the same feelings as if you are back to college again.
There are few tips to plan the perfect homecoming, keep the batchmates entertained and promote the participation of the alumni as well. Check them out.
1. A theme can make the homecoming exciting
Set a theme for the evening. For instance, ask the participants to narrate funny incidents related to their class. You never know what next story can remind you about.
2. What are you planning for entertainment?
The interactive events are a must for a successful homecoming party. There are many options available. You can organize a picnic or camping night in the woods. A basketball event is going to be fun as well. A karaoke will definitely make the night amazing. A disco night can bring people of all ages to the floor making the interaction easier. You can also call a magician to turn the evening magical. Contact them online in order to get their services.
3. Distribute awards
You can make the event more interesting by giving away the awards like the best-dressed male or female or the best theme. You can also make some donations to the charity to get the attention of the crowd towards a good cause.
4. Take it to the social media
Social media knows everything about everybody’s life. So, do not hesitate to take preparations related to the event to the social media. Make interesting posts and post photos to make more and more people aware about it. Make a note that the publicity is an essential factor.
5. Form a committee to indulge everybody
It is important to form a small committee to take care of every aspect of the event. A single person cannot handle everything and that is why you will need a big committee and some volunteers too. For a successful event, you will have to know their ideas, perspectives etc.
6. Decide the venue and catering service
You need to know the number of people attending the homecoming. This will eventually guide you to the kind of venue you require for the party. Your committee must plan whether you need a big space or a small one. Also, the catering service should be guided well regarding the kind of food and drinks that need to be served. Make it sure that the decorations must be done according to the occasion.
7. Manage the budget and fundraisers well
You need to keep in mind that such events require a lot of money. So, how is your committee planning to get it done? The fundraiser is the best option to raise money for the homecoming. Don’t you think so? Also, the money that is left after the event is done can be donated to the college or some other social cause.
How different is the homecoming? Do not make the events boring. Make efforts to keep it different and unique. Add a glimpse of past to the event. Do not forget about the future as well. Display the photographs of the college and students from the past. These historic photos will bring back memories. Honor the alumni during the special events. It is important to pay tribute to the faculty members as well.
After the planning is completed, you are set to make the event a hit. Remember that there will be problems but that does not make the homecoming a failure. Use these tips to plan the most happening event for your college. Have a successful event!