Graduation parties celebrate educational accomplishments
March 29, 2010
It's officially spring, which means that the warm air is on its way. Across the country people are putting away their heavy coats and digging into the back of their closets for light jackets and flip-flops. The higher temperature also tends to have a direct affect on people's moods - we seem happier and in a state of mind to celebrate something wonderful.
With this change in season comes one of the most important events to mark this time of year - graduation. Whether it's concerning a primary, secondary or college education, it's safe to say that most people are acquainted with someone who will have a new diploma in their hands this May.
With such a momentous occasion fast-approaching, why not honor it with a graduation party? Graduation party ideas are plentiful, and they will make the person you're raising your glass to feel special and proud of their accomplishments.
Make sure you decorate
Wherever you decide to hold your event, don't forget about graduation decorations. Having adornments up and around the venue will elevate your party to another level. In fact, it only takes a few key embellishments to turn a simple room into a space where people feel like celebrating.
For starters, try putting up 2010 hanging swirls. The look of streamers really transforms a space and lets people know that they're there to offer praises to someone amazing. You can play with this idea by using graduation lanterns or even 2010 string decorations.
Pick a theme
Also, don't forget that the basic rule of thumb when throwing a big bash is to choose from a variety of party themes. Cinema buffs may decide to feature movies that deal with graduation (how about the classic Dustin Hoffman film The Graduate or even the hilarious Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School?). Use the idea to create unique centerpieces or design a photo collage.
For younger kids, go with something silly and fun. An elementary school graduation party with Harry Potter theme will be a thrill for young kids. Make sure you know your guest of honor's personality and decide what they would like best. If it's not a surprise bash, feel free to ask their opinion.
Design invitationsGraduation invitations are an important aspect of your party planning - how else will your guests find out all the info? You should design the invitations however you see fit, but make sure the person you're honoring likes the color of them - it's their party, after all! Don't be afraid to get creative while choosing a design or creating your own invitations.
No matter what, just remember that a graduation party is a fantastic way to tell an individual that you are proud of the hard work they put into receiving their degree or diploma. Parties are motivating factors for those in the midst of working on a difficult task. When all is said and done, a person who graduates wants to celebrate.