This is such a simple event with such huge rewards. If you want to get to know your students' parents better, check this event out.
Each Easter we advertise a meal for the parents, with their own kids waiting on them. We cook something simple that the girls help prepare beforehand. The boys, in shirt, trousers, and tie, wait on their parents.
We have had great success with getting to know parents through this event. The parents hear the Word preached, listen to songs by the kids, and experience (short) testimonies from older men and women in the church.
Don't forget to have a little fun during the fellowship. Check out Battle of the Generations on the Games page to make this night a hit!
Idea from Lee Jones, UK
Also see Parents Night Live EVENT IDEA.