It's hard to believe that your baby is graduating. Even if it's high school, college or even junior high, you're going to want to celebrate their success.
Whether you're having a small get together or a large bash, planning is key. After you select a party date, next you'll need to set a budget. And stick with it.
Organizing your party at home in the back yard or in a park is the most economical. The size of our guest list will help determine your best event spot. You may even need to reserve a hall to host a larger group.
Next, choose a fun theme. While the overall theme is graduation, you'll need a little more to it in order to pull it all together. A theme can be as simple as school colors, a college major or a sport played while in school. Choosing a theme will help you decide on a menu and other supplies.
Will you be making food yourself or hiring a caterer? Either way you'll need to decide on serving a full meal or just finger foods. Don't forget to get some help. This is your child's graduation party, but you need to have time to enjoy it too.
- Make a gift list
- Make clever invitations like little scrolls that look like diplomas.
- Plan a few fun games to keep everyone engaged
- Video the party. Set up a camera on a tripod and just let it roll.
- Hand out disposable cameras at the door and let your guests take candid shots of the party
- Bring in a photo booth and let everyone have fun taking group pics in the booth. You can even have costumes for everyone to take photos in.