Graduating from high school or college is a major accomplishment and a perfect
cause for celebration! Whether you are continuing the tradition in your family or are
the first to hit this milestone, you’ll want to rejoice in graduation bliss with family,
friends, food and some hard-earned fun.
Perfect Date and Time
Planning a graduation party can be a bit difficult considering most are scheduled
around the same time each year, but here are a few ways to make the logistics
unique to you and your day:
- Consider setting your date a few weeks before, or after, your actual
graduation day. This way you can account for guests and planning. Plus, this
gives you enough time in between the other festivities you are invited to!
- You’ll also want to think about the time of your graduation. For example, are
you having a morning or afternoon ceremony? These timeframes may dictate
what time you can actually hold your celebration, but you can still plan
- When planning your party for a weekend, for instance, choose a time
between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., that way most of your guests will be able
to attend…and that you will have enough time to celebrate!
Guest List and Venue
No celebration is complete without your loved ones and the people you appreciate!
- Your invitations (whether physical or via social media) should include clear
and basic information like when, where, and details on how to RSVP to your
- A good rule to remember is to make it clear whether or not it is okay you’re
your guests to bring a plus one – you have to make sure there’s enough food
to go around!
- Now all we need is a nice venue to match – so how about home? Choosing to
host your party at home is not only cost-effective, but it has a more intimate
feel, so if you’re looking for a more close-knit gathering, this would be a
- If hosting your bash at home doesn’t sound like fun, consider a public party at a venue! Restaurants, country clubs, and hotels are popular options, but overall you want to make sure you have room to host all of your guests comfortably and that you have room for fun activities
Food & Activities:
Activities Besides a general graduation theme, adding a little extra to your celebration can help conquer a more cohesive gathering.
- Creating a menu is always helpful – You’ll want to make sure you have plenty
of food and options for everyone, whether you cater your party or make
home cooked goodies – and we can’t forget the grad cake!
- Set the mood with a party playlist – There’s no doubt that music adds ambiance to any setting, so make sure you have the right tunes to play throughout your party.
- One of the best ways to make memories on this day is to set up a photo booth! It can be DIY, as silly as you’d like, and photos make the perfect memento as guests will enjoy being silly with props and poses.
Graduation day is a date to remember. Whether your celebration is before, after, or
the same day, make sure to take these helpful tips into consideration to make your
party is as stress free as possible. After all, you did just graduate!