Though most of the High school graduation parties are hosted at home, but for a college graduation party, there are a number of venues to choose from, ranging from a popular restaurant to a college ground, a beach resort (if you are lucky to have one) including one of the student’s plush apartments or even a party hall. The lawns at most of the Colleges, for instance, turn into a scenic sight of rainbow hued tents and canopies on graduation day as families like to host picnics right after the convocation event. If the school/College offers this option, try reserving lawn space in advance and hire a caterer to handle the food, just to keep you free from all the worries of cooking and serving.
Graduation calls for a grand celebration!! After all, the hard work and dedication that was put into achieving the precious diploma needs to be rewarded with accolades. It obviously accosts for party time! With some exciting graduation party themes, you can make the graduation party a fun way to congratulate your graduate’s friends and classmates.
Bid adieu to your kid’s school days by organizing a High School Graduation Party with this theme. All that is required to be done is, deck up the party zone with balloons and streamers that incorporate school colors, emblem and mascot. You can also opt for a customized sweet table that will exhibit confetti’s, cakes, cookies etc. in school spirit theme. Pay a tribute to the school from where your son or daughter is graduating. Let the graduate carry a lot of memories of the school so decorate the party scene with school colors, logo, team jerseys and lots of photos.
All the athletic spirited teens will love this graduation party. If your kid is into sports, throw a graduation bash for him by arranging a collage board containing the pictures of your kid taking part in various sports along with the awards won by him. As for decoration, the party hall can actually resemble the sports ground of course in miniature style. Add the right spark by incorporating pomp pomp’s and school/college mascot into the décor for the right feel.
Capture the sweet and cherished moments of your kid’s life and convert it into scrap books, posters and photo album. Also, do an insight of the future of your grad by displaying banners about his future career plans and how he might look in that attire.
If your graduate is an actor and participated in school plays, maybe you could borrow some props from the school and invite his co-actor friends to dress up and perform for the guests. A spoof of his favorite movie or novel would be great!
If you can’t get to a real beach or pool, give your backyard a beach setting in the afternoon. Fill up a plastic kiddy pool with ice and arrange your salads and other perishable food to keep them cool throughout the party. Serve beverages with cute straws and little umbrellas. Have a lot of beach balls, yard games, patio umbrellas, lawn chairs and beach towels. Ask the guests to dress in beachwear!!
Is your graduate an artist? Or a photographer? Have a showing of his work and give it a look or gallery exhibition. How about auctioning some of his best work for his friends to keep! This theme lends itself to a great invitation!
Deciding the graduation food menu can be a difficult task. But if a well advance plan is laid out, the graduation food can be the best your guests ever had! The key to this is "Keep it Simple".
A graduation menu should be decided keeping in mind the favorite food of your kid as it is his party. Plan a hassle free and self serving menu for graduation party brunch with these brilliant menu ideas:
Pizza tops the list of favorite food item of every kid. Plan a pizza menu by arranging an assortment of pizza ranging from cheese pepperoni, farmhouse, chicken and jalapenos, Special gourmet pizzas etc.
A popular menu options for grads party is Tacos. Arrange a taco table with an array of fillings and dips to make the menu interesting and taste bud tickling for all.
Spice up the party by planning an Asian menu that includes shrimp salads, Fried rice, Chicken spring roll, fortune cookies etc.
Menu comprising of delicate Italian pasta buffet can work wonders for a grads party. Include items like Herb seasoned croutons, Spaghetti, Lasagna in meat sauce and cheese, garlic bread etc.
Certain tips to be kept in mind while planning the menu.
Go easy on yourself by keeping the menu simple consisting mainly of five to seven items.
Hire a caterer or ask for help from neighbors or family members in cooking your desired menu.
Keep food hot by serving them in chafing dishes which you can get on rent from a local caterer
Set up an ice bath at one corner of the table to keep cold food and beverages.
Keep some disposable containers handy to send leftovers home with your guests.
Keep mixed nuts, chips, chicken wings, cookies etc. handy in case you run out of main menu items.
Graduation is a great accomplishment for the graduate and a moment of pride and delight for the parents. That’s why, as a tradition, a graduation party is thrown to honor the triumph of the achiever and a walk down his memory lane to cherish the moments of success and failures.Playing some graduation party games is a awesome way to spend the time with friends and teachers and make the party a memorable event for everyone!!
The best thing about graduation parties are that everyone will be happy chatting, sampling the buffet and making toasts to the new graduate .You can make the event extra special for the new grads by creating a slideshow tracing the childhood cherished memories and what he/ she wanted to become at different stages to the present day. Everyone will just love it and you can be sure of getting a big round of applause for such a thoughtful Memoir.
Another option could be a special memory board containing a graduation picture of your child with sweet messages and post graduation advice written by all friends and family will make it a quintessential centerpiece.
Now that most of the things are taken care of all you need is a perfect graduation gift for that new college grad. A few gifts to choose from are:
Since your kid might be thinking of moving out of the house, how about gifting something that will come in handy while trying to live alone. A cookbook of favorite dishes, a set of basic spices, pots or pans or A customized keychain with name initials for the key to the new apartment.
Usually grads plan to go globetrotting after graduation. How about gifting travel accessories like a Super cool travel bag, or guide maps and books of the places they plan to travel.
Gift your love to your new grad by preparing him/her for the new world they are going to enter. Gift a nice silk tie with matching cufflinks to your son or a beautiful set of pearl earrings to your daughter .
Gift a new gadget like an iPad, iPhone or a digital camera or a laptop to your new grad.
Planning to give out graduation party favors, then some practical gifts should be considered which will be of great use to them as they step out in the real world. Business card holders, date books, Electronic scheduler, wallets or key chains with their initials etc. will make wonderful and memorable graduation party favors.
Have a smooth party planning and enjoy the Graduation day to the core!!