Honor Your Grad with a Great Party! Part Two

A Graduation Party Your Grad Will LoveChances are, your graduate will be attending a lot of similar parties this summer, all meant to celebrate graduation. If you want to help make your grad’s party extra special, it is pretty simple. You just need to make decisions with your child in mind. Don’t worry about making the party picture perfect, Pinterest-worthy or to your tastes. Instead, make sure it celebrates the graduate’s unique personality and interests. This way, you can be sure you’re throwing a one-of-a-kind celebration that will truly honor your grad.

What Can You Do To Make the Party Distinct?

Help make a graduate’s party extra special by either letting him choose the theme, or selecting one in his honor. This could mean choosing his school’s colors, or it could be even more personal than that.

  • If your student has a favorite hobby, TV show, vacation destination, or talent, don’t be afraid to put this front and center. For instance, if you have a budding musician on your hands, why not decorate with rock star-worthy accents, like records, band posters and instruments. Complete the look and provide entertainment with a karaoke station!
  • If your child will be attending veterinary school in the fall, why not go with animal-themed décor, and opt for a rustic special event venue where your personal pets will be welcome.
  • You could also choose to serve all your grad’s favorite foods. This is a simple way to make your honoree feel celebrated. From selecting a favorite restaurant to cater the party, to picking his or her favorite “junk food” and simple snacks, don’t feel pressured to serve 5-star worthy food, unless you have a foodie on your hands. Instead choose party staples your grad and his or her friends will love!
  • Just because your child is reaching a major milestone, doesn’t mean he or she is too old for some childlike fun. Bounce houses, face painting or caricature artists can be fun additions to even grownup parties. A DJ or live band can also create a special soundtrack for the event!
  • Photobooths are another fun addition, and a great way to give your grad a chance to commemorate all those school friendships.