Reaching your graduation day is no small feat. It’s a day that should make you proud because you’ve finally finished your school days and you’re now ready to take the next step to being an adult. This unique day deserves a proper celebration.
Remember that you’ll be busy with your graduation day too, so you have to prepare in advance for your party. Here are the things that you need to look into as preparation for your party. Preparing ahead of time will let you explore more ideas and to have adequate time to gather all that you need.
How much can you spend for the party?
Before you do anything, assess how much you’re willing to spend for the celebration. Consider everything that comes with a party, including the invitations (if you plan to send actual invites), decorations, food, drinks, venue (if you’re renting an area), entertainment, and souvenirs.
You can break down your budget into specific items so you can keep track of how much you’ll be spending on everything. Work out the details so you can come up with a fixed budget.
Whom will you invite?
Decide who you’re going to invite to your party. If you prefer an intimate party, you can call a few of your close friends and maybe some family members as well. Intimate parties can be extra special because the people who are with you are the people who supported you when you were still in school.
If you’re a social butterfly, you can invite a lot of people. A large party can be fun, and a lot of people can celebrate your special day with you.
When should you send the invitations?
You shouldn’t send your invitations the day before the party. Send it at least three weeks in advance to your guests. If you’re inviting people from out of town, send it at least a month before the party.
Letting people know in advance can help them make the necessary preparations if they’re going to travel, and rearrange their schedules if they plan to attend your party.
What food will you serve?
If you have a theme, you can plan your menu using this. If it’s a formal party, it will make sense if you serve the food formally to your guests. If you prefer an outdoor party, you can grill barbecues and prepare finger foods for your guests. Alternatively, you can also hire a catering service to take care of the food and servicing for the duration of your party.
Be creative in making your menu, but make sure that you take note of your guests’ special conditions or allergies. Unintentionally triggering an allergic reaction can kill a party’s vibe.
Where is the venue?
The size of your venue depends on how many people you plan to invite. Most parties are held at home if your house can accommodate all of your guests. If you don’t want to prepare the food and decor, a local restaurant will do.
If you plan to invite a lot, a function hall or clubhouse can provide enough space. Scout for possible locations and book in advance so you can use the area for your party.
What will you give to your guests as souvenirs?
Your party is a memorable event, but you have to do something so your guests will remember this event for a long time. Consider giving out personalized party favors, or renting a photo booth. Photos are lasting memories which you can keep for an extended period.
Graduation day is a unique event which most people celebrate with a party. You might be busy with graduation requirements, so plan for your party to avoid unwanted stress. Set your budget for your party. Include all necessary details such as food, decorations, venue, souvenirs, etc.
Assess how many people you’re going to invite, and pick a place that can comfortably accommodate all your guests. Choose your food carefully and mind your guests’ food allergies or preference. Celebrate, look towards the future, and let your guests leave with good memories.