Graduation planning, after years of dreaming about your big day, you finally graduate. Congratulations!
After the graduation ceremony, you may want to celebrate with your friends one last time before you all move on to college or whatever your future has in store for you. But that’s not the end of it. It’s not official until all of your family and friends gather to celebrate your accomplishments. This happens when you begin planning for the big event – your graduation party.
Planning the Graduation Party
This one’s for your parents if I had to guess. They’ve raised you, supported you, and now it’s time for them to plan the big day, and not without a little stress added in. Let us help with the basics, and at least give you a place to start.
Start With the Basics of a Planning Graduation Party
Set a Date
Make sure you do your research before planning your celebration to make sure that you are not overlapping one of your friend’s parties. Set a date and time that is best for you and send out invitations.
Do You Want to Theme Your Graduation Party
Although not necessary, it makes it more fun to theme your graduation party. This can range from your favorite color to a dress code of your choice.
Set the Location
Graduation planning is very important. Do you want an indoor or an outdoor party? If you are expecting a lot of guests, outdoors would be best. An outdoor party also provides the extra room for more seating, games and decorations. Add a tent to help keep guest cool and comfortable.
Plan Your Seating
You need to provide your guests with enough room for relaxing and eating. Depending on the number of people on your guest list, you can rent chairs and tables if necessary.
Plan Your Menu
A party can never be complete without food and snacks. You should always plan for more than enough, and make sure you have extra containers to store leftovers or send something home with your guests.
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Food Truck: Swenson’s
Best Chicken: Giant Eagle
Cake & Cupcakes : Three Girls Cupcake Shoppe
Enjoy frozen drinks without needing ice, a bartender or staffing the blender. Your guests will serve themselves by pouring a virtually perfect drink every time allowing you to sit back, relax and just enjoy your party.
Games and Activities
Aside from a great venue and a lot of food, a party should have fun activities. There are tons of things you can plan to keep your guests entertained, including:
A bounce house is so much fun to have at any party, and there is absolutely no reason that it should not be considered for a graduation party. You could play bounce pair races, freeze up, bounce over, 30-sec challenge, freeze bounce, and more. After all, they’re not just for kids.
Water slides are great, especially in the summertime. You’re never too old to play on water slides. Remember this is the end of your childhood, and it may be the last time you will see some of your friends for quite some time. You will always remember the fun you had on the water slide.
Inflatable obstacle courses are a must at your party if you are looking for fun. What a great way to spend time with family and friends without feeling the need to constantly entertain them. Graduation parties are all about making memories and saying goodbyes. The best part is, you can just rent what you need for this special day and leave the worries to us.