If you’re going to be throwing a graduation party, then this is an exciting time! Your loved one just graduated from high school and college and are on the way to the next stage of their lives. This time deserves to be celebrated properly, which is why you’re probably pretty stressed about making sure everything is perfect. Keep reading down below to learn more about the top things you need to know when throwing a legendary graduation party. If you don’t follow this checklist, you could find yourself without the party of a lifetime for your loved one.
Make Sure To Set Your Budget and Keep It within Your Means
Of course, just like any other event, you’re going to want to set a budget and stick with it. Without setting a budget, you could find yourself without enough money to buy that DJ your son or daughter was excited about or get enough food catered for every guest. Start out with how much money you have to spend on the party and see what you can purchase with that amount. If you need to put more money into the budget, first see if you can make less expensive purchases or if you can take out anything from the expense items. Most of the times, you can spend way less money by just putting some extra thought into what you’re buying.
Figure Out the Location for the Party
And what’s a legendary graduation party without an even more legendary location? You’re going to have to determine this based on your budget, but if you can afford it, why not rent out an entire space for the graduation party? You could rent out a party space that you can decorate yourself, have enough space for dancing, and even bring in a DJ to provide the music. If this is not within your budget, then a lot of families tend to have smaller graduation parties in their homes. If you have an entertainment space in your house, then this is a great option to go for!
Determine Whether Or Not You’re Going to Cook or Cater
Of course, you’re going to have to think about what kind of food you’re going to be offering to the guests at your party. You have to figure out whether you’re going to be cooking or catering for your hungry guests. If you cook, then this is definitely going to save you money, but you’re going to have to ensure you have enough food for everyone and put in the work to get everything ready. If you go for an event caterer, then you’ll have to spend a bit of extra money, but you’ll have everything done for you. This would give you much more time to spend on other parts of the party.
Check out What Entertainment Options There Are and Whether You Need to Hire Them
A legendary graduation party is going to be nothing without some entertainment to keep everyone happy. If you have the budget for it, then you can look into renting some big speakers for music or having a DJ or a band come and provide music. No matter what, make sure that there is something going on beyond the party itself. If you don’t have music at least, the party is going to seem like a bust.
Get the Word Out About the Event to Ensure People Come Out
And lastly, you want to ensure that people actually come out to the party. That’s why you’ve got to think about how you’ll get the word out about the graduation party. You can send out physical invitations to get people excited about the date of the event. And you can put up social media events that let everyone know when the event is and where they should go. You could even just go the old fashioned way and call up people to let them know about the party of their lifetimes.
Each of these steps are super important to keep in mind if you want to give your child the graduation party of a lifetime. Remember them and they are sure to be super happy about their party!