High School graduation parties are meant to be fun and should not take a lot of work to plan. Put these party tips on your shopping list and they will guide you to a successful high school graduation party.
Graduation parties for high school graduates are usually a family affair. Most of the graduate’s friends are attending parties with their own families at the same time.
Invitations need to be ordered long before the graduation party. They should be handed out or mailed where there will be enough time to get a response so you can know how many guests to plan for.
You can be fancy and spend a lot. You may feel it is just as effective to print the invitations yourself and posting it as an event using social media.
Food and Drinks
Large gatherings will definitely require greater planning for the food and drink menu. Usually cake and coffee are on the list. It is better to buy a little more food, drinks, and especially ice, than not have enough and run out. People get really hungry after a long graduation ceremony.
Consider that you might need to just go ahead and hire a caterer. Especially if the items on your shopping list begin to multiply and the job becomes overwhelming.
On the shopping list may be music from a live band. If you hire a live band make sure the bandleader has enough time for his band to prepare for any special requests.
No matter how the music is played it is an essential component of a graduation party. Musical tastes will vary in family settings, so have variety in mind when you plan the background music.
A high school graduate would probably feel that the the right setting that complements the occasion is plain and simple. Graduation parties are often an outside affair since the weather has warmed.
On the list should be to make sure there will be adequate lighting and a place to move into in case the weather changes unexpectedly.
A large banner is the main decoration that will be needed. Disposable cups and plates should just be generic without the fanfare. The drink table will need a vinyl tablecloth. Place a few trash cans in handy locations and make sure you bought extra bags.
Tables and chairs should be set close together and near the food and drinks. Buffet style is the way to go with graduation parties. Food, drink, music, and family…what more could the high school graduate want? Don’t forget to put a gift on your shopping list.
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