Whether it’s high school, college or even elementary school, graduation day is one of life’s most important milestones. Graduation parties are a fun, memorable way to celebrate each new step in the journey of learning. Here’s how to throw a fantastic party at your Carillon home to celebrate the special grad in your life!
A great party is set in motion with fantastic invitations. Let partygoers know this is not any ordinary bash by having your invitations custom made at Papyrus or at The Paper Closet in Southlake Town Square.
It’s easy to see the connection between learning and blooming. Highlight your graduate’s leap to the next stage of life by decorating party tables with flowers and assorted pics of the graduate. You could even include wallet-size shots of their graduation portrait for guests to take home.
Most graduations occur in late May, ideal conditions to celebrate the occasion outdoors. Carillon’s swim pavilion is a perfect way to take the party outside. A pool party is also an opportunity to weave the theme of “testing the waters” outside of school for the new grad.
Graduation parties are a time to celebrate the special achievement of a special person. Designate various areas around the party venue as focal points where well-wishers can engage with the graduate in some way, including a guestbook zone, a graduation portrait display and a card and gift area.
Photographs of the milestones in the grad’s educational career are a good way to accent each station. Consider a centerpiece with an adorned mailbox where partygoers can place cards and other small gifts.
And for the treats? There are plenty of fun graduation-themed options out there. Make easy mortarboard treats by laying chocolate squares on top of upside-down mini peanut butter cups. Fruit roll-ups make splendid edible diplomas.
Keep in mind the ratio of young guests to adults when purchasing beverages to ensure everyone’s happy. Try to accommodate special diets—such as food allergies and lifestyle choices—so every guest can sample your festive goodies.
Party favors also vary by age. The younger grad would probably prefer sweet treats or themed items, while high school grads on their way to college would benefit from gift bags containing useful items, such as flash drives, school supplies or dorm room toiletries.
No matter what graduation you’re celebrating, make it a memorable one. After all, what better motivation for a grad to continue on the path of education than knowing there’s a party in store for them at the next milestone?