Graduation is a major milestone in the life of each individual that must be celebrated well. Therefore, it is essential that the graduation party be planned carefully to ensure that the new graduates feel special.
The person planning the party needs to be extremely creative and take the like and dislikes of the graduates into consideration before deciding on any ideas. Graduation parties can be simple, loud, or extravagant, depending on the preference of the new graduates.
The most essential part of any party is drinks, food, and entertainment. It is essential for any party planner that the guests enjoy the food and drinks served at the party and remain entertained throughout the party to make the celebration unforgettable. When planning the food, make sure that whatever is served is enough for everyone.
Thus, it is important to know the number of people who are being invited to the party. Also decide on whether to serve alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks depending on the guests invited to the party. For entertainment, it is essential to have either a good DJ or band to keep the guests entertainment, or a decent sound system. Few other essentials include location, guest list, invitations, and party date.
A wide variety of themes can be chosen for a graduation party depending on the age of the graduates. For instance, if someone is graduating from any Graduate course or Masters’ degree, he / she may like a formal party. On the contrary, a teenager graduating from high school or college would prefer a fun party and not something boring. Keeping this in mind, you can choose from the different theme ideas such as a tea party, disco party with lots of entertainment and loud music, or a pool party. A pool party with Hawaiian theme can be a great idea if you ask the guests to bring their swimwear along.
Food is one of the most important aspects of any party and while planning, it is important to keep those food items that people of all ages can enjoy. When it comes to a graduation party for high school or college students, it is better to keep those items on the menu that guests can carry around with them and eat while mingling with others. Here are some ideas for a perfect menu for a graduation party.
Main Dish: Go for chicken wings, ribs, or sandwiches, which can easily be eaten by hand and are fun. You can also go for lasagna or spaghetti, which can easily be cooked in bulk and served as both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Side Items: Crackers and cheese are the best side items or snacks that guests can enjoy throughout the party. Fruit skewers, vegetables and dips other few other healthy options. You can also offer different kinds of salads like Caesar salad, Green salad, and potato or pasta salad.
Drinks: Besides the usual bottled water and cans, you can have a big punch bowl. You can consider adding rainbow sherbet or ginger ale to fruit punch to prepare delicious beverages which guests of all age can enjoy. Few adventurous people even offer snow-cones, in which the guests can prepared their own treats by adding different flavors of their choice.
Dessert: Everyone loves to indulge in desserts at a party. Besides a big graduation cake, you can offer bite size treats such as fruit and chocolate flavored desserts, as well as those including nuts or caramel. Candy dishes can also be offered as they are both colorful as well as fun.