I went to a very small, private school in Beaufort. I, along with a few of my high school friends, planned an All Classes Alumni Reunion over Thanksgiving Weekend. We started planning more than a year in advance and thanks to Facebook we were able to invite over 400 alumni.
We had a meet-up at Plums, a local restaurant & bar on Friday night. There were lots of people there that night that could not make it to the party the next night. Then on Saturday, there was an alumni soccer game, which had 25 players, at the school with a concession stand and inflatable bouncers for the kids. It was a great turnout! Gracie was a little reserved at first but she ended up having a blast in the Tweety Bird bouncer.
For the party on Saturday night, we ended up with about 175 guests and I think everyone had a good time; at least, I hope they all did!
Like any party, there were a few things that I wish we would have done differently...like...it would have been nice to have had some kind of music. The stereo system at the venue didn't work very well and, after more tickets were sold at the door, we ended up having enough money that we could have hired a DJ or a small, local band. Oh well, I had to make that decision in advance, and at the time, we just didn't have the cash. Live and learn. All in all, it was a lot of fun. Everyone got to see people they hadn't seen in years. There was a lot of catching up, lots of laughs, a yummy dinner and lots of beer and wine!