Fun Conversation Starter for Your High School Reunion

This is a fun idea for your high school reunion. As a reunion icebreaker, post this question to see how your classmates might answer:

A fun high school reunion icebreaker idea from Varsity Reunions.

Or, change the question to:  Before our next reunion, I want to…

How interesting to find out what your classmates want to accomplish in their lifetimes. Be sure to take pictures of the responses so you can share on Facebook or on your reunion website after the reunion. And you’ll want copies to include 5 or 10 years later at your next reunion event.

There are a few ways you can create a question and answer board:

  1. Hang poster board around the room with the question and appropriate lines for the answers. You may want to leave space for classmates to also write in their name.
  2. Those large post-it self-stick papers you see at conferences would also work well. Pre-write the question on multiple pages and place the post-it pad on an easel. As the paper fills up with answers, take off the top sheet and stick it to the wall. By the end of the evening, you’ve added to your reunion decorations with personal responses from your classmates.
  3. An old chalkboard or large dry erase board would also work well. Maybe the venue hosting your reunion has something in their office that you may use or rent for a small fee.

If you want to collect the answers before the reunion, ask the question on the reunion registration form. Use the responses as part of a slide show, or print out and place on cocktail tables around the room. This would be a great conversation starter during the evening.

Informal icebreakers are a fun addition at a high school reunion. Check our our Activities and Icebreakers Pinterest board for even more ideas.

High School Reunion Photo Booth Ideas

We love when classes decide to have a photo booth at their high school reunion. The fun props and the instant gratification of a picture printout only adds to the already festive party atmosphere.

If your reunion budget allows, you can hire a company to bring out their camera, printer, background and props, usually at the cost of $300 to $700 for the evening.

For reunions wanting to save a few dollars, you can set up a camera, purchase props at a thrift store, and have committee members volunteer to take shifts snapping the pictures. Even better if you can enlist the help of someone’s spouse or high school aged kid. Instead of printing out the photos, upload them to a Facebook page or hashtag the pictures for Instagram.

Check out some of our favorite props from the Mr. Pickles Photo photo booth at the Parkway Central Class of 2004 10-year reunion.

Classmates had a great time with the props and the pictures, taking more than 100 photos during their reunion.

Another easy prop idea is to create a photo frame using foam core or an old picture frame you find at a garage sale.  Thanks to our friends at Reunion Specialists, a San Diego based reunion planning company, for the idea (and the PHS 20 Year photo).

Looking for more photo booth and photography ideas for your high school reunion?  Visit our Photo Booth and Photography Pinterest Board.  It is loaded with creative ideas for your reunion.