Are you planning on throwing a graduation party for a graduate that you know? Here’s a shopping guide for you to follow to ensure that your party is the best.
1. “Class of” items
One of the staple items to get for a graduation party are items that have on them “Class of” followed by the year in which the graduate is graduating. This makes it personal and really emphasizes that this party is specifically for them. Most party stores sell items that are dedicated to a specific year, but you can also get creative as well. For an example, instead of getting balloons that have “Class of 2014” written on them you can get four balloons that are each number. This also makes for a grander display. Party City has a large selection of “Class of” products and they can also fill up balloons with helium right there in the store.
2. School colors
To make this party unique and special for the graduate, keep the colors of the party the same as their school colors. Doing this can also save you money as well. The Dollar Tree has a very large selection of different colored party supplies, which means you can get everything you want at a great price. These party supplies include plates, napkins, cups, and utensils. All of them are matching sets in different colors, so if you want to you can mix and match. This works out great if the school has multiple colors.
If the party is going to be big it might be smart for you to go to a warehouse club store. Sam’s Club, Costco, and Smart & Final are three warehouse club stores that offer large quantities of food at a great price. They also even sale party platters if you would rather go that route, instead of making all the food yourself. Don’t forget a cake as well! This is, after all, a very important celebration so a cake would fit in perfectly at this party. The best food options are easy to make and easy to serve. This might include hot dogs and hamburgers, sandwich bites, fresh fruit, chips and dip, and other types of snack food.
4. Entertainment and activities
If the graduate is graduating in one of the warmer months you can easily have a swim party. Have various activities outside, which may include touch or flag football, water balloon toss, swimming, volleyball, badminton, or other outdoor activities. For indoor parties, or parties during the colder months, there are still plenty of fun things that can be done. Karaoke is always a fun party activity and board games can be fun as well if it’s a lighthearted game. The party should overall be easy going, and make sure it’s entertaining because now is the time for the graduate to party since they are finally done with school. Whether the party is indoors or outdoors be sure to incorporate music. Even if you have no activities planned music can keep a party lively. Make sure to play the song “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. That is the ultimate graduation song.