I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.
The reunion weekend has come and gone, and overall, I think that it went well. While preparing for the events I went with the motto “Do your best and forget the rest.” With six weeks to prepare, I knew that it wasn’t going to be the most organized of events, but all that really mattered was that everyone had a good time.
The first event planned was a social gathering at the Stiefel Theatre with a cash bar and small bites. All my ideas came from Pinterest and were fairly simple to put together. By far the easiest item had to be the veggie cups.
The stuffed baguettes were a little more time consuming, but I was able to make them beforehand. They weren’t as challenging as I had anticipated.
There were also Italian Meatballs, Caprese Bites, cheese and crackers, Oreo Balls, and, of course, Slutty Brownies for everyone to enjoy.
We kept the decorations simple, hanging some lanterns and having the class pictures arranged in a large ten as the main attraction.
As a tribute to the classmates that are no longer with us, we had three memorial candles, a flower arrangement, and a sign in remembrance.
Overall, it seemed like everyone really enjoyed catching up. Next up on our agenda was a tour of the school Saturday morning. There have been some drastic updates made over the last ten years, so it was exciting to see how the school has grown. One of my favorite updates was the addition of the pergolas in the courtyard surrounded by student’s mosaic artwork.
The most impressive update had to be the new weight room, which mimics a university level program. To say athletics are important to our small town is an understatement. We lived and breathed football during high school, taking home the state championship twice.
My favorite part of the new training room was spotting my shirtless husband in not one but two pictures!!!
Bahahaha, I don’t think he was expecting to see that.
After the tour, we wanted to host a family event for the children to attend. To simplify things we opted for a potluck and had classmates bring items according to their last name.
It was a success. There was plenty of food to go around. That night to conclude the activities, we all met up at a local bar to say fair well.
It was a cram packed weekend, but we did leave plenty of time for people to see their families while home and attend the local Smokey Hill Arts Festival. I had the best time catching up with old friends, but I am glad to have another ten years before planning another reunion.
Have you attended any of your class reunions?