Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Grad Parties are Here

Step One: Pick Your Party
You’re on your way to having your diploma, so it’s time to plan your graduation party!  Now, where do you start?  Definitely get help from your parents and a professional.  If you’re looking to do something intimate and small, a couple options are a backyard barbecue, a bowling party, a card party (or game night), or just have your friends and family come to your house and hang out. On the other hand, more and more are looking to go Over the Top and have an affair to remember.. this is more our style! After you’ve decided on a type of party, you can pick your invitations and start sending them out.  Be the first to get them out so everyone knows when your party will be and you can minimize party overlaps.  You don’t want to have a graduation party the same day as your best friend’s graduation party, do you?

Step Two: Decorate Your Location
There’s always the question of how to go about decorating for a graduation party.  This is where a professional comes in handy—let them go crazy with the decorations!  Don’t hesitate to help give your input.

Step Three: Food!
It’s a party; you’re going to have food.  Whether you get a party platter from a local sandwich shop or have an amazing caterer, you’ll have to decorate the tables.  Be sure to select table décor within your colors and theme. 

Step Four: Favors
Make your graduation party more memorable by creating personalized favors (there’s plenty of options online). For example, not everyone has lemonade mix as a graduation favor.  You could also look into hand lotion, lip balm and mini notepads.  Whatever favors and decorations you end up choosing, the most important factor to any graduation party is fun.