School batch meet ups are notoriously known for events that are planned excessively over a few years buy never truly materialize in to reality. It is a common problem that many school mates and classmates plan out their trips and meet ups for a long time with elaborate plans but unfortunately with adult life getting in the way and parenthood getting in the way, these meet ups never seem to happen to everyone’s dismay. If you have been tasked with organizing a meet up, make your that to keep this in mind so that you are more determined to actually succeed in making this event a success.
Keep families in the loop
One of the biggest mistakes people make and one of the main reasons for failure of such plans is that organisers fail to keep families in mind and keep them involved. Most of these school meet ups are planned solely for the classmates or school mates themselves which leaves the question of where to keep the kids and how one parents is going to take on the entire responsibility of the family and the work involved with taking care of a house. Instead, organize an event for the whole family which will eliminate many issues and will also give all of your classmates the chance to meet each other’s new families and the children a chance to meet each other and play with each other. You can even visit a lawn bowls shop in the area.
And buy some lawn bowls apparel to organize a nice fun game of lawn bowls for all the families on the trip to make the meet up more active and fun.
The trick is to keep the whole event as active and fun as possible. You could bring in a few beers and some food that you can either buy from a store close by or you can have a potluck where each family brings in a giant bowl or food to be shared with the whole party. Alternatively, you could organize a cook out where you all get together and cook your meal together. There is no better bonding activity than cooking together and this is why cook outs have always been popular with families over a few cold beers. You may even want to pool in your money and organize a separate play area for all of the children who have come with you on your trip so that the activity will not only provide the kids with something to do but will also give the parents the opportunity to bond and have some fun by themselves in freedom.