So Saturday…I picked up the cake and bought some decorating stuff that morning. We met at the Legion at 1 to decorate. Had a panic moment when the lady said we couldn’t decorate because we hadn’t paid all of our money. Which I knew we owed money and I was supposed to bring the checkbook to pay the rest but she insisted I had to pay cash on the spot. I luckily had money for the cash box and paid her. Crisis averted.
So decorating was pretty uneventful. I did come up with the idea of putting the tables is a 96 shape. I think everyone was skeptical at first but then when it got done, it was pretty cool because it didn’t matter which end of the room you were on, it still read 96. And we did one set of tables in blue and one in yellow. We had mums on all the tables with a bouquet of blue and yellow balloons attached to each. We also had a memory table with yearbooks and such. We spent 2 hours decorating and most of the was moving tables and chairs around so we were all pretty efficient. I think several people were hurting pretty bad from the late night before so they were ready to get done.
So reunion time rolled around. I wore the same outfit I wore to the American Idol concert. I can’t believe I didn’t buy something new for my reunion but anyway. It was a brown satin corset with jeans and brown sequins-y heels. N and I worked the sign in table for the first hour or so. Which was nice because it gave me something to do instead of trying to mingle. There was only 1 or 2 people I flat out didn’t recognize. Thankfully N has a very vibrant personality and covered whatever ignorance we had. So once most people got in, we had the DJ announce dinner and everyone ate. Most people had seen each other the night before, so to me it was a little anti-climatic but it was a nice dinner. So the Prez and VP of our class got up and did a little speech about thanking everyone and remembering the two classmates that had passed on. It was a nice ending to the speech. So the DJ started after that. People were slow moving to start moving around and dancing. I think we had the most people dancing (around 20 maybe) to the electric slide. Did I mention our class NEVER won spirit week and had the least school spirit ever? I was not surprised at all at the lack of participation. Needless to say, most people moved into the adjoining bar and socialized there. People, including me, danced on and off to the music but our DJ was HORRIBLE. He had nothing new to play, no Sexy Back, no Buttons, nothing good to dance with. So we were stuck with 80-90s music and that just got old. But there was this one guy who when drunk tended to dance a lot and he was hilarious (he was voted most school spirit from our class). He was the only guy really that danced. And he was lovin dancing with all the girls. We also had a little photo-op place set up and a few people got their pictures taken. We also had a prof photographer taking pictures. We had her pictures and our senior video playing on a screen throughout the night. I think I’m painting a really bad picture of what happened. It WAS a lot of fun. It seemed like everyone was mixing well. People who probably never talked in school were talking to each other and I think the people who were there were sincerely happy to see one another. No big surprise like makeover girl from Friday night. One guy that showed up was a lot different. He must have hit his growth spurt after school because he had grown much taller and bigger and supposedly he graduated at the top of his class at the Citadel where he never really excelled in high school. I found out a couple girls are pregnant. In fact, several people were pregnant or had just had babies recently. So overall, the night was a huge success. We had 10-15 people show up at the door we were counting on so the coordinators ended up not having to pay any extra money. In fact, we had $150 left over. Of course, the year before had $3000 left over, but I’m not complaining so I ended up getting money back. Overall, I’m happy that I helped out and everyone considers it a success so maybe the 20th will be easier to plan and we’ll do something a little more extravagant and have more people. Who knows. I’m just glad I have one more thing off of my plate!!