Celebrate a recent college grad with a fantastic graduation party
May 13, 2010
Is there any better feeling than a school year ending on a high note? Tests are completed, papers have been written and, to top it all off, warm weather can be enjoyed. It seems as though the early days of the summer are some of the most memorable for students.
When a person graduates college, it can be a mix of happiness, confusion and wonderment. Most grads are thrilled to have closed a certain chapter in their lives, but they may remain teary-eyed and anxious for what lies ahead of them.
What better what to assuage this range of emotions than with a graduation party? Whether you decide to throw one for yourself or a close friend or family member, the event is bound to be a success. If you take some time to tend to small preparations, you and the grad you're honoring will have a blast.
First, try to pick from a number of party themes. While you definitely want to highlight the scholastic achievements your guest of honor has accomplished, there's no harm in putting a twist to the affair!
If the weather permits, why not turn the shindig into a graduation luau party? People will come dressed in Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts, ready to raise their glass and toast that special someone. And if you're grad loves to boogie, make it a graduation disco party. Your future party patrons may be playing tunes from the 70s as they study for their final exams.
Once you get the theme squared away, make sure you send out graduation invitations. The last few months of a semester can be hectic, but it's important to get the ball rolling early.
Gradation invitations can be fun and funky. You need people to get pumped to party, and the first step to proving you have super event-planning skills is with an amazing invitation.
Try to be colorful. Themes such as apples or graduation caps and gowns will work wonders and let people know that someone has worked hard to earn their diploma. If you are excited about the theme you chose, feel free to adorn the invitations with images and photos that call attention to it.
Once you have that squared away, get ready to work on graduation decorations. You simply cannot have a soiree without these! These can be simple or crazy - it's really up to you and your guest of honor to decide how far you want to go.
To start, make sure you have balloons. These are the ultimate party staple! Balloons should be bought in your grad's school colors, or if you want something a little simpler, the traditional blue and white hues will work just fine. Try to make sure they have the year 2010 on them, which will certainly be a year to remember.
Graduation party ideas run the gamut, so it's really up to you to shape your shindig and have a blast. Earning a diploma is tough work, so celebrating the occasion is essential!