You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Graduation Party.
Celebrating a Milestone
Graduating from school is a momentous occasion in a person's life. Whether
they are graduating from pre-school, kindergarten, high school, or college,
the graduate has put in hard work and study to get to their level
of achievement. How better to celebrate than by throwing a graduation party
for friends and family to join in the celebration! Whether you are planning
a small get together with family in your home or a large graduation reception
for the students of a certain college major and their families, Gig Salad can
help you find the right entertainment and services for hire to make your graduation
party a success.
You're Formally Invited!
Once you have decided to throw a graduation party, the first step is to set a party budget. Parties can be planned on a variety of budgets. You might choose to purchase all party supplies, hire party entertainment, and have your party catered, or you may decide to make invitations yourself and provide homemade finger foods.
Once you've determined what you can spend, it is time to set the graduation
party date and time. Many families and school organizations will choose to
throw the graduation party immediately following the graduation ceremony so
that families and friends who had to travel long distances to get to the ceremony
won't have to make the long drive back for a graduation party on a later date.
Consider sending out graduation reception cards with your graduation ceremony
invitations. Be sure to include directions to the party location. Also be sure
that you stay within your budget. If you have a tight budget, you may have
to cut down on the guest list. Also, make certain your venue is large enough
for the number of guests you invited.
Now Presenting the Class of...
For the ceremony itself, an a
capella singing group or choir might
fit the bill for entertainment. For the keynote speach, hire a leadership
speaker or motivational
speaker to inspire the graduates and motivate them toward success. After
walking down the aisle to Pomp and Circumstance in a cap and gown, it's
time to throw that cap off and celebrate. Whether you're hosting the party
at a formal venue or hosting a backyard barbeque at your home, everyone loves
to listen to some music. If your graduation reception is at a more formal venue,
consider hiring a pianist, classical
ensemble, or guitarist to
play softly in the background. If
your graduation celebration is going to be more of a party in your backyard,
guests would enjoy listening to a party
band, cover band, top
40 band, tribute band,
or an event DJ.
College graduates might enjoy music from their childhood, so at the present
time, a good choice might be an 80s
Cover Band or 1990s
Decorations, Food, and Fun
One of the most important parts of a graduation party is the food. Whether
you're planning to have homemade snacks or a catered meal, your guests will
appreciate having something to eat and drink after the ceremony. Consider making
the graduate's favorite foods to share with your guests, or hire a caterer to
prepare a meal or hors d'oeuvres. Want to keep things simple? Guests always
enjoy cake and punch at a reception. Hire a cake
decorator to make a spectacular one-of-a-kind cake for the graduate's big
You may also want to consider decorating the venue with party
decor. Common graduation decorations include table decorations, streamers,
and card boxes. Don't forget to have a designated gift table so guests know
where to place their gifts. To create a personalized touch for your graduation
party, add memorabilia from the graduate's childhood. Have a memory book
out for guests to write fond memories of the graduate in. You could also
create a collage of the graduate or a digital slide show presentation for
your guests to enjoy. If you have items from when the graduate first entered
school, have the graduate open a time capsule from their childhood.
If all of this party planning sounds like a lot to handle, you can always
hire an event planner to
handle it for you. If you'd like the big celebration to be on video to remember
forever, consider hiring a videographer.
This especially would be a good idea if you are the parent of a graduate. Hiring
an event planner and videographer will give you the time you need to enjoy
the ceremony and entertain guests at the graduation party. Gig Salad is
here to help you every step of the way as your one stop shop for all of your
graduation party planning needs!