Aside from birthdays and weddings, graduations are also an important step in one’s life. You are moving on another, more mature step in your life, and is thus a cause for celebration. If you’re thinking of throwing one, here are a few tips for your graduation party.
- Make your guest list. Are you going to invite just the family or do you want to include your friends? Make sure your friends are not awkward with your family if you decide to invite both.
- Set a date and time. Have your guests’ schedules in mind. Will you have guests flying from out of town? Will your party be held before your graduation or after?
- Figure your budget. Throwing a party tends to be expensive, depending on the number of people you’re inviting. Will you be inviting a few people? You can cut costs. If you’re inviting a lot of people, feel free to go all out!
- Choose a location. Again, this depends on your budget and the number of people you’re inviting. If it’s just a few people, you can hold the party in your house, but if you’re inviting more than twenty, consider booking a private room in a restaurant, a fancy hotel, etc.
- Send out invitations. Want to cut costs? A simple Facebook event page and an e-mail will do!
- Create a menu. It will all depend on your location. At home, you can make your own menu; finger food will do. If it’s in a hotel or a fancy restaurant, conduct taste tests and choose the menu from their list.
- Decorate! This is important in case you have a theme in mind. If your party will be in a hotel or a restaurant, then discuss this with the person in charge; they’ll be willing to provide suggestions. If it’s just at home, it’s not necessary to have a theme, but it would be better to put up school memorabilia for you and your friends and family to reminisce on the good times before you graduate.