Throw an impressive midsummer graduation bash
July 13, 2010
For most people, graduating from high school can be one of the most momentous occasions in their young life. It signals the end of an era, and whether the graduate is moving on to college or entering the working world, it marks a new chapter in their life. Although it has been over a month since many schools held their commencement ceremony, it is never too late to celebrate your favorite scholar's achievement.
With such a large number of graduates, yours will certainly not be the only party being held this summer, so it is extremely important to send out enticing invitations. When designing them, be sure to include a great deal of appropriate imagery. Along with all the vital information, place pictures of a mortar board and tassel in the background. Another choice is to print a photo of the guest of honor on them to add a personal touch.
Decorating a grad party should have very few limitations on it, as it is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Balloons of all different colors are a great start and can be placed in every room of the house. Another idea would be to hang 3D garland over the doorways and combine them with hanging swirls to provide a perfect atmosphere.
If you happen to move the occasion outdoors, that opens up a lot more options for decor. Consider hanging lanterns to illuminate the area as it begins to get dark. Use a life size stand up of the three stooges dressed in caps and gowns to provide guests with hilarious scenery to take a picture with. For added flare, hang a pinata - even though they've left high school, your guests will not be too old to enjoy a reaping its rewards.
Regardless of how fantastic your decorations are, it could be all for naught if there aren't the appropriate supplies. When it comes time to eat, guests should be provided with correctly-themed plates, napkins and silverware. That won't be hard to find since there are a number of options at your disposal, including sophisticated black and white or more relaxed, colorful choices. Since it's the middle of summer, guests will definitely need to quench their thirst with a cold beverage. Put out an inflatable graduation-themed cooler to keep drinks as cold a possible. To really add excitement to things, provide guests with glasses shaped like the graduation year so they can commemorate the party - as well as the achievement - in the years to come.
There is a lot of pressure in the summer to throw an incredible shindig and with the added importance of a recent commencement, that burden is increased. However, following the right steps will result in having your affair stand above the rest and provide your grad with a memory they will cherish long into the future.