Next-Level Solutions To Plan a Class Reunion

Next-Level Solutions To Plan a Class Reunion

Eventbrite’s event technology platform gives you everything you need to organize and host the perfect class reunion.

How to plan a class reunion that becomes legend

When considering how to plan a class reunion, perception is often reality. If your classmates see a highly professional operation that covers all the details, they’re more likely to engage and register. Start planning early, using our end-to-end checklist as your guide to successfully organize high school reunions.

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Find and engage your classmates

The first (and arguably most important) step when considering how to plan a class reunion is finding your classmates. It’s not as easy as you would think. Start with social media and professional networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.

Create a dedicated group for your graduating class on Facebook. Once your classmates are congregated in one virtual location and communications channel, you can easily send out important updates and announcements.

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Form a planning committee of fearless doers

A memorable class reunion is often the result of collaborative planning, communication, and streamlined workflows. Reconnect with former classmates who share your enthusiasm and desire to contribute high school reunion ideas for success. Assign them dedicated roles based on their strengths and interests.

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Create an engaging reunion page that builds excitement

A customizable class reunion webpage built by Eventbrite’s experts makes it easier than ever for classmates to register using our two-click secure checkout on any smart device. Provide a seamless experience for your classmates at every stage of your high school reunion, from online registration to check-in, and everything in between.

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Set achievable goals and plan against them

Successful class reunion planning also starts with establishing an achievable and realistic attendance goal for your organizing committee. You should build out your promotional plan based on milestones to achieve your goals. Analyze which social media and digital marketing channels you want to use and then create an editorial calendar to plan out your promotional activities.


Keep in mind that your classmates may procrastinate, so do what you can to generate buzz and build excitement about the activities and agenda with an engaging RSVP invite for your target audience.

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Data-driven decision-making delivers results

Once you’ve identified the social media and marketing channels you'll use to promote your class reunion, it’s imperative to track performance analytics. Eventbrite’s social media and digital marketing tools provide tracking links to accurately measure the success of every post or email you send in every campaign.


You can focus your time and budget on what's working best with real-time, actionable insights into how your campaigns are performing, where your classmates find you, and more.

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Incentivize registration with ticket pricing discounts

Eventbrite’s easy-to-use online ticketing system enables you to offer a variety of discount levels, which are a great way to incentivize early registration. When you use Eventbrite Professional or Premium, you can create multiple ticket types, like early-bird or VIP, to take your class reunion to the next level.

Host your class reunion like a seasoned pro

When the big day arrives — and all your hard work comes to fruition — it’s time for fun. Here’s a few things you’ll want to focus on as host of your class reunion.

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Make a positive first impression at check-in

A personal welcome and contactless check-in using the Eventbrite Organizer App creates a strong first impression for attendees. It’s also a great opportunity to re-introduce yourself, highlight agenda items, and let your guests know where the food and drink services are located.

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Prepare an engaging speech

Chances are, a few of your classmates traveled some distance (or overcame a bit of anxiety) to attend the high school reunion. It’s only appropriate to say a few words and thank everyone for attending. The key is keeping it short and engaging. No one came to the class reunion to hear a long, drawn-out speech.

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Create a playlist

Remember those hits from back in the day? Your high school classmates do, too. Utilize Eventbrite’s custom survey questions feature to obtain your classmates’ favorite old-school songs during the online registration process. Use their responses to create the ultimate throwback playlist. Trust us, your classmates will love it!

Best practices and tips for a successful class reunion

Best practices and tips for a successful class reunion

Eventbrite has helped thousands of class reunion committees produce unforgettable celebrations. We’ve integrated our vast experience and industry-leading knowledge base into this how-to guide to help you plan a class reunion that everyone will be talking about.

  • Event experience and projected attendance should dictate your venue

    Our event experts suggest beginning your class reunion planning workflow by detailing the event experience you are envisioning.


    Will your reunion be contemporary and colorful, or sophisticated and formal? It’s important to be realistic about how many school classmates will show up. The last thing you want is an event space that you’ll never fill or an overflowing room of cranky classmates.

    When evaluating your venue, bring an end-to-end checklist of questions to ask management. This should include every component, from parking and WiFi access to storage space and available audio-video equipment.

  • Tap social influencers to maximize FOMO

    To build excitement and FOMO, we suggest promoting not just the class reunion, but also the people attending. This strategy will serve as a deciding factor for many people who may be hesitant about going.


    Reach out to classmates who were part of different social circles in school. Ask them for help spreading the word and promoting the fun activities and agenda items. Eventbrite’s end-to-end event management platform enables you to display the names of classmates who have purchased tickets. So, we suggest doing everything you can to get those social influencers to sign up first.

  • Solicit honest feedback from attendees

    Follow up with a short digital survey to capture what your classmates loved (or didn’t) about the reunion. Their feedback will not only help you plan a class reunion with greater ease in the future, but it will also serve as invaluable guidance for the next class planning their event.

Bonus Points: Create a new tradition for the ages

No class reunion is the same. They come in all shapes and sizes, as wildly unique as the high school years themselves. Therefore, it’s important to think outside the box when strategizing your unique event. Here are a few high school reunion ideas to get you started:

Tailgate

Hometown football games can be counted on to attract a good crowd, especially during homecoming weekend. Consider a big tailgate before the game to unite your classmates.

Community service activities

Rally your classmates and volunteer for a local charity. It feels good to come together as a class and make a positive difference in your community.

Thanksgiving eve pre-party

Is everyone headed out the night before Thanksgiving? Take advantage of this tradition! Schedule your high school reunion that night, or make your reunion the pre-party before the class-wide bar crawl.

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The basics you need to start selling tickets in minutes.


Fee per paid ticket: 1.5% + NZ$0.49

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The full set of tools you need to create, manage, and grow your events.


Fee per paid ticket: 4% + NZ$0.49

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Tailored partnerships for event pros with large or complex events.


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Innovative event technology to power unforgettable class reunions

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