It’s Not Too Late to Send Your Grad Off in Style

It's Not Too Late to Send Your Grad Off in StyleIt’s not too late to send your grad off in style! Even if you missed the boat on a graduation party, it’s not too late to host a summer going away party for your recent graduate. Whether your loved one has just graduated high school and is making the leap to college life or perhaps they’re transitioning to their first professional job after college graduation, it’s never too late to toast their achievement and send them off to the next chapter with a worthy celebration.

Tips for a Successful Going Away Party

Make the setting age appropriate: Start with a versatile graduation party venue that has enough room for all your guests and indoor/outdoor space. Then set the tone of the party based on the recent grad’s stage in life. If they’ve just graduated high school, a more-casual party with lots of family, friends and classmates mingling indoors and out is perfectly appropriate. Your recent college or grad-school graduate may appreciate a more sophisticated sit-down dinner affair with a selective guest list.

Incorporate the next chapter into decor: For going away party ideas, look to the honoree’s next chapter for inspiration. Are they headed to the big state university? Moving to a new city? Excited to study a particular subject? Play off their next chapter for decor ideas, like New York City-themed centerpieces or a color theme based on their college.

Give thoughtful and useful gifts: Consider what your graduate will need to take on their new adventure. Don’t waste money on gifts they don’t actually need, but rather gift something useful, like supplies for their new apartment, accessories for their dorm room, or professional clothes.


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