It is a time of mixed emotions where your sentiment seems to be happy one moment and sad the next due to a chapter ending; worry not as your child graduates high school, a new story will begin to write itself from the old.
You’ll want to show your child how special he or she really is by throwing a graduation party that honors their accomplishments. It is a momentous occasion and a graduation party helps to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. There are some party supplies that you’ll need to have to pull off a great party; here are some things to procure before the big day.
Create a guest list and plan according to that
Every graduation party that I’ve ever gone to has offered some sort of food or beverage. If you want to be frugal with your party, don’t hesitate to serve only beverages. Offer a wide variety of assortments like tea, coffee, soda, and even wine or root beer floats.
The truth is, it is lovely to have food at your graduation party, but that can make things pricey. Remember, all things have to revolve around the guests that you invite. Not all will be able to attend, but you should still plan that all invited will be there. From experience, there is nothing wrong with graduation party leftovers.
If the weather permits, hosting the party outside is a perfect way to ensure space for your guests to mingle about. Have a backup option in case of rain, but make sure the environment isn’t too crammed. You’ll also want to make sure they have chairs to sit on.
A guest book
Having a guest book not only allows people to write some words to your graduate, but will also be especially helpful when you want to send out ‘thank you’ cards.
Simple decorations go far
Balloons are a party classic, so don’t go wrong by having an absence of balloons. Some other fun decorations are a collage of photos of your graduate on a board, or some colorful banners.
Yard games are a hit
I’ve been to a graduation party with volleyball nets, croquet courses, and bocce ball games. They are a blast and provide plenty of entertainment for all. There are plenty that are cheap, or you can easily borrow a set from a neighbor or a friend. This is an investment that is worth making.