May 8th, 2013
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As graduation time comes upon us again this May and June, your home will be opened to family, friends and classmates to celebrate the your graduate’s achievements. Regardless what milestone you are celebrating – high school, college, grad school, kindergarten – you will want your home and yard ready for your party goers. We’ve gathered some great tips that we found from Pinterest that will help you receive an A+ from your guests!
This game is sure to be different from the ones played at other graduation parties! Pick up four different colored spray-paints from any local hardware store. Make six even circles of each color in a line in your yard. You can use the spinning wheel from your old twister, try and make your own or just write the possible movements on slips of paper and pull them out of a hat. This game will excite all party guests, and, don’t worry, the paint will be gone the next time you mow the lawn.
Display the graduate’s school picture from each year throughout your home and party areas. If you don’t have the official school picture, try finding a different picture for every year. The pictures can be of the graduate alone, with family or friends, sweet pictures or embarrassing ones (if the graduate approves)! The photo display will help guests and your graduate see the transformation over the years.
Words of Wisdom
Set out pens and paper, books, streamers, etc. and encourage each guest that attends to write something inspirational or give advice of when they were in your graduate’s shoes. The tips can be used as decoration for the party and can also be a keepsake for your graduate after the guests leave. Whether they are headed to college or off to the “real world,” these words from friends and family can be pulled out during a tough time in the next chapter of their life.
Even your treats can be kept in the graduation theme for your party! A great idea for an edible treat is edible graduation caps. Cut squares out of black paper and glue pieces of string, or anything that can resemble a tassel, to one side of the paper squares. Then, glue the other side to the bottom of a (still-wrapped) mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. You can display them in a large, clear bowl, such as below, to add to your décor.
Pick a theme
Make the celebration reflect your graduate by incorporating their interests. You can use their school colors, make cookies in the shape of the sport they played or show off their new profession, such as the doctor’s party pictured below. These little touches will help to make the party more memorable to your guests and your graduate.
Share your fun and different graduation party ideas with us on our Facebook page and remember to share these tips with anyone you know that is hosting a graduation party!