When deciding to throw a graduation party, there are more than a few things to throw on that quick list. You can choose to keep it simple with minimal hype and hoopla but still have a great time. Check out these few tips to keep you on track.
Decorations: There is no need to go overboard with balloons, banners and streamers. 4-6 balloons around the table where the food will be offered are a nice and easy touch. One banner saying “Congratulations” over a doorway to offer a sweet sentiment will be enough.
Paper ware: You can add the pomp and glory in this area. Nice matching table cloths, matching plates, silverware and cups can add an elegant touch to a quick party. These supplies can be purchase at your local dollar tree, Walmart or other box store for minimal cost.
Food Items: By far the best graduation partied include barbecue foods. Some select items can include:
Hamburgers and toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and pickles
Hotdogs and toppings such as Chili, cheese, onions, beans, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard
Sausage- Italian link is the best but you can also choose patties about the size of hamburgers with toppings such as grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, cheese
Potato Salad- Throw a nice twist on this by adding sour cream, bacon crumbles and shredded cheese to claim a loaded potato salad.
Coleslaw- while some may be put off by color, you can add a few drops to the mixture to change colors to match other party colors.
Macaroni- A classic addition to any party. There are a variety of twists. You can make with or without eggs, celery, onion, peas, chicken chunks or tuna. You can also change up the style of macaroni such as bowties or penne pasta.
Cookware: Never short yourself on cookware. Purchase throw away items for best clean-up. Purchase items such as:
Serving bowls, Aluminum Pans and lids- for cold items- purchase a larger pan than can hold ice while the other sits atop it, serving tools such as spoons, forks and tongs.
Foil, Plastic wrap, trashbags
When planning a graduation party, keep in mind that people will want to eat on and off throughout the night. In this aspect, you want to ensure that the cold items that include dairy or similar products are kept chilled very well. The evening doesn’t need to break the bank to be a good time. Money can be saved and enjoyed by all. Take your time, Enjoy your day and most of all, show your enthusiasm for your grads hard work.