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One of the most amazing experiences for any parent is seeing their children walk up the stairs to receive their high school diploma. But one of the most petrifying experiences as a mom is organizing the graduation after party. Planning a graduation party can be quite hectic. There are so many things to plan for in the party. Back in the 1980s things weren’t that complicated but nowadays it’s not rare for parents to hire catering services, setting up tents in the backyard, renting big facilities and even looking for the latest decorating schemes in pin interest.
Tips to Guide You in Planning a Graduation Party
If it’s your first time planning a graduation party as a mom, then the whole process can be a bit tiring and stressful. Here are some tips to guide you to organize an awesome party.
- Determining what your graduate needs
A lot of parents assume that a graduation is a tradition or a rite of passage. While this might be correct in some aspects, asking for the opinion of the graduate is also vital before you even commence with the planning. You can ask your child whether they want to be involved in the planning process or if they would prefer a small party over a big party.
- Stop worrying about the space
Probably your house is large enough and stylish enough, but if it’s not, you can hire a special events venue. A special events venue is a place where you can rent high-quality rooms and spaces for events such as weddings, conferences, keynotes, graduations, and concerts. It’s quite tempting for a mom to also remodel or hire professional cleaners to come and clean up your house before the graduation day so that everything can be perfect. Nevertheless, for a lot of people, it’s hard for them to note the space or lack of it as compared to the food and hospitality.
- Keeping the occasion in mind
Your kid did not win the Nobel peace prize she just did what was expected of her, and that is to finish and graduate from high school. It is an occasion that should be celebrated but not worth drowning in debts for. You don’t have to hire the best caterers in town or hire a limousine to drive her around if you can’t afford it. You can go for the simple things like your child’s favorite playlist, banners, and even balloons. You can save all those expensive stuff for your child’s wedding reception.
- Entertainment options
When you are organizing a graduation party, it’s important to note the type of people who will be attending. Some visitors will come only for a short period while others will linger. Provide different activities for guests who will stay for a short time and the ones who will stay for long.
As a parent following these tips when organizing a graduation party will help you relax and throw a fantastic party without stressing too much. Your family will be able to attend to the guests, eat, laugh, take pictures and most importantly enjoy and celebrate that great milestone that your child just completed.