When someone is graduating from school or college, it is a very special time for not only the person who is graduating but also family members and friends. Throwing a graduation party is one way that many celebrate the occasion, but having a graduation party without breaking the bank is relatively easy. Here are six thrifty ideas for throwing a graduation party that will be fun and exciting for all:
There are many low cost options available for having a graduation party. A graduation party can be held at your local park, community pool, or even someone’s back yard. Reserving a private room at a restaurant can be very expensive. Having the appropriate decorations can enhance any party space and give it a festive yet beautiful appearance.
There are many inexpensive decorations available today. Once you have decided on your theme, start doing some comparison shopping by visiting various dollar stores or online browsing. Some of the most inexpensive items that will greatly transform any party space is candles, flowers, greenery. Lights from the ceiling, hanging garlands, and stars are other options. Having baby pictures around can also serve as a good conversational piece.
Many great party invitations can be found on Etsy. There are also many DIY invitations that can be located online and printed out. Getting crafty and making your own party invitation is also another option. If you do not want to spend any money or stamps, just simply hand out the invitation or send email invites.
One of best ways to dramatically decrease the cost of food is to have everyone bring something. It is a good idea to have some classic dishes on hand that most people enjoy and the other food options can just be an added perk. Some simple and cheap food options are: cookies, pretzels, part mix, fruit, pigs in a blanket, cheese and crackers. Shopping in bulk can be a great money saving option, and you may want to look at those flyers that come in mail from your local supermarket to see what is on sale.
Make you own cupcake and decorate them yourself. They are very inexpensive to make and there are many decorative options that can be explored online. Cupcakes are very trendy at the moment, so this should be an eye catcher for guest. Using the school colors and having them in decorative boxes with a ribbon attached is a great take home party favorite.
You can not have a graduation party without music, right? Ask a family member or friend to DJ. A digital list can be complied from your home computer and hooked up to speakers to enhance the sound. Whichever music option you decide, it must be loud enough for all the guest to hear.