Whether you want to put on a party for 10 people or 500, one thing remains certain: graduation season is going to be here before you know it. Are you prepared?
Outside of making and sending invitations and picking a date, below are some ways you can create the perfect graduation party.
Decide on the right venue
Deciding on the right venue comes down to two factors: (1) What the graduation party entails, including how many people you’ll have, what type of entertainment you want, if it’s going to be held at a bar or ballroom, etc. (2) What’s available.
If you plan on renting out a venue because you’re inviting a lot of people, or if you’re going to hold the graduation party in a backyard or at an apartment complex, it’s important to give it some atmosphere by decorating for the occasion. Decorations from stores like Premier Glow can set the mood and give your party an upbeat and lively vibe. After all, this is a party about celebrating accomplishments.
With that in mind, if you want to rent a venue for this celebration, then it’s important to book your venue ahead of time as you’re competing against many other graduation parties and some places might get booked faster than others, for graduation is a major milestone. Decide what you want in a venue and then go from there.
Pick the right theme
In most cases, the theme is going to be “graduation”. However, it can also be a mix of graduation and an additional theme. As an example, a luau (a traditional Hawaiian party) is a common theme for graduations.
It all comes down to different factors, such as a theme that matches your venue, as well as the your own style and preferences. Nonetheless, picking a theme can give your graduation party a major boost in the entertainment department, especially if you incorporate games to match it.
Plan your menu accordingly
Regardless of whether you decide to cater, cook, or pick a venue which serves food (such as a bar), it’s important to have enough food for everyone. It’s just as important to take food allergies and preferences into account, although you can’t always meet every single one.
Planning beverages is also an essential step, and an alcoholic beverage distributor is perfect for 21-plus graduates, because said graduates can buy alcohol in bulk and save money in the process.
The last thing you want is to run out of food or beverages, so plan your menu based on how many people are going to attend. In this case, it’s always best to buy more than you think you will need.
Schedule entertainment ahead of time
This should be a no-brainer, but it’s still an important graduation topic to bring up. Graduation parties tend to take over the summer months, which means entertainment could book up fast. Book your favorite band, DJ, or other form of entertainment well ahead of time.
While life can get busy and chaotic, the last thing you want to do is scramble for time and struggle to book entertainment for your graduation party because you waited until the last minute. Procrastination has a funny way of making our problems worse. However, if you take the planning process one step at a time, it won’t be as overwhelming and also won’t sneak up on you.
Most of all, it’s essential to enjoy your graduation and take in these special moments with friends and family members. Hopefully the tips above can make everything a little less stressful as you plan the perfect party.