Graduation is a wonderful moment in time. It is the accumulation of many years of hard work and sacrifice. It doesn’t matter if it is a Junior High, High School, or College Graduation, they are all very important. This article will throw out some suggestions to help make your graduation party a success.
Selection of the right time and date are critical. Many families and groups like to have their graduation party on the same night or afternoon of graduation. When this is done by many graduates, they have less time to visit their friends graduation parties because they are too committed to their own. Selecting a date and time are very important.
You might want to consider going to an off night or following weekend for your party. Check to see what other families and members of the graduation party have in mind.
You could have an Open House. Set a time period of several hours. That way people can come and go as they choose. When you send out invitations, be sure to let people know if it is an open house.
Have a joint or group graduation party. If you have several members of the graduation group that are very close, combine them. With the economic times being as tough as they are, you will be able to save some money by sharing expenses. When you send out invitations, tell the invited of your plans. Also, tell them that if they don’t know one of the other members not to bring a gift for that person. If you receive gifts, have separate tables for each graduate.
In most situations, you won’t want to combine invitations. Just make a note that you will be celebrating with others at that particular party.
Select a theme. There are lots of ways to go with this idea. You could highlight future goals, schools, or occupations. You can accent the past successes that have been achieved. You can send out invitations that look like certificates, diplomas, or college stationary. Be as creative as you want.
Although not done often, this could be a great opportunity to expand on your business. Especially if the graduate is going into the same business. You can invite your clients and customers to a graduation party with an emphasis on your business.
If you achieved an advanced degree, this provides an opportunity to let your clients and customers know that you are expanding your businesses direction because of your advanced degree.
Always keep in mind that a graduation party is a time of celebration. As a host, you are responsible for your guests. If adult drinks are provided, make sure to maintain proper control of it’s use.