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Congratulating The Grad: How To Throw A Great Graduation Party

We may have an entire season to go before summer arrives, but it’s never too early to start planning a graduation party! Whether your loved one is leaving high school to enter college, or leaving college to enter the job market, their hard-won academic efforts should be celebrated. Follow these three tips for throwing a great grad party and you’re guaranteed to create a day they’ll never forget.

  • Activities: While you can certainly whip out the ol’ frisbee or set up a sack toss station, why not get a little creative with your games? By purchasing nontoxic paint in red, blue, yellow, and green, you can bring the game of Twister — sans mat — to your own backyard; simply paint circles right on the grass and watch as your guests tumble over each other to win. If that sounds like too much work, don’t worry; it’s summer, so any lawn game will be a hit.
  • Invites: Graduation of any kind is a big deal. Your invites should get across the party’s theme (if there is one), any pertinent information (such as the location, date, and time of the event), and make a statement about your child’s successes. Shimmer paper or shimmer cardstock is a favorite choice because it immediately grabs the eye — not to mention the fact that it informs your guests that your grad is a star! If you’re throwing a massive get-together, buying envelopes in bulk and investing in wholesale cardstock is a great way to save money. Just be sure to keep track of your materials if you buy them ahead of time; 15% of all paper documents are misplaced, and if your guests don’t receive their invitations, they won’t be able to come.
  • Food: It’s summer, so why not throw a barbeque? With options that even the pickiest of eaters can work with, the grilled meats and savory sides make the perfect addition to an outdoor graduation party.

It may be hard to think of your baby stepping out into the real world on their own, but graduation parties are an excellent way to show that you believe in them. Have fun with it; use more shimmer paper than you should, indulge in the food, and toast to the achievements — and future prospects — of your child.

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