Graduation parties honor hard work and achievement
April 08, 2010
Do you see the smile on the faces of students around the country? Look closer - after a few minutes you'll discover that people are walking to class or completing their homework while grinning from ear to ear.
Have aliens invaded the bodies of today's students and made them extremely excited to be doing their course work? Nope! The reasoning behind all the madness is that before we know it, school will be out for summer.
Of course, a good percentage of these students will be graduating soon! Whether it's from high school, college or even (how cute) elementary school, most of us are guaranteed to know someone close to us who is on the brink of completing a portion of their studies.
But when their cap is thrown in the air and their gown is stashed in the back of their closet, what is a recent grad to do? Aside from finding a job or paying off school loans, there's one thing we should make sure they take part in - a graduation party!
Graduation parties honor hard work and solid achievement. Throwing a graduation bash for a close friend or loved one will tell them that you care about their success and drive. After all, earning a diploma is not easy.
If you're willing to take the time out to throw a bash, begin by deciding on a guest list and mailing out graduation invitations. You'll want to do this at least a month before your guest of honor's commencement day, to give people enough time to plan accordingly and clear their schedule for the affair.
Before your party patrons arrive, make sure you take care of graduation decorations. The cap and gown is a universal graduation theme, so feel free to use the motif as a starting point. If you want a simpler idea, adorn the room with balloons that say "Congrats!" and "Way to Go!" Remember, it's all in the details.
Like any memorable shindig, its important to choose a graduation party theme. This is where you can really get in touch with your creative side and show your visitors what you've got. Why not base the party around a popular book? Everyone knows about Dr Seuss' inspirational story Oh The Places You'll Go! Use photos and excerpts from the book to turn the event space into something wonderful
Remember, graduation party ideas differ from party to party. Most importantly, a host should start with a color scheme and go from there. Try coordinating the party decorations with your graduate's school colors. If they're a fan of their mascot, use the image for wall décor.
Remember, a person who graduates spent years hitting the books, taking tests and working toward that diploma. You want to show them that their dedication and the skills they honed mean something. When all is said and done, your friend or loved one will remember the time you spent making the occasion special.