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Ideas for Questions & Awards for a Class Reunion

Updated June 13, 2017

Years have passed since you strolled across the graduation stage; now the planning for your class reunion is underway. Whether it has been 10 years or 50 years since you saw your classmates, approaching your reunion with a sense of humour and ease can help reconnect. Using questions and awards to power your way through the reunion can also help single classmates find a romance connection.

Humorous Awards

Compile a list of humorous awards for your class reunion, such as "Greyest Hair," "Least Hair" or "Best Hair Dye Job." Prizes for these awards could be combs, packages of hair dye, wigs, hair clips, bows or hats. Other humorous awards may include, "Biggest Glasses," "Coolest Walker," "Still Looks the Same," "Biggest Flirt Tonight," or "Best Awkward Dancer." Prizes could include a mirror, lipstick, aftershave or perfume.

Other Award Ideas

Look to your yearbook for award ideas and recycle some for your reunion. You can use "Longest Married," "Most Kids or Grandkids," "Oddest job," "Class Clown" or "Best-Looking Guy and Girl." You could give headache medication, face paint, cosmetics and mock marriage certificates. Other award ideas could include, "Most Successful," "Most Youthful Looking" and "Most Educated." Anti-ageing creams and lotions, chocolates covered with gold and silver foil to resemble money and mock degrees could be given as prizes. Competitors can fill out a questionnaire to nominate themselves or others when they arrive at the reunion.

Humorous Questions to Ask

While mingling with those you have not seen in years may seem awkward, use some icebreakers to loosen up. For example, "What was the most hilarious thing that ever happened to you in school?" or "What was the craziest rumour you ever heard in high school?"

Getting to Know your Classmates

Ask classmates about their marriages, children, jobs or places of worship. Inquire about accomplished goals they set in school, or what they would do differently if they could go back to school. Ask about hobbies, how they met their spouses, where they attended college, what their children are like. Questions about favourite movies or music could also provide insight into your classmates' characters.

Question Don'ts

Don't ask classmates questions they convey as negative. Asking classmates how much weight they gained or pointing out their wrinkles would not be appreciated. Avoid questions or comments that could be perceived as negative about other classmates, especially if those classmates are at the event.

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About the Author

Candice Coleman worked in the public school system as a middle school and high school substitute teacher. In addition to teaching, she is also a tutor for high school and college students.