Stress Free Graduation Parties and More
The graduation season is soon approaching and many parents and loved ones are looking for ways to mark the momentous occasion. Finding a stress free solution to celebrate the event can be easy and affordable with the following graduation party ideas.
Implement a Plan
Include your teen in the party planning stage of the event. Allow them a number of guests to invite and set a limit on the costs. Include flowers, balloons, banners, tableware and food in your budget. To take some of the stress of planning off your shoulders, you can delegate jobs to your spouse and other family members. Each person has a particular activity to take care of, and they need to have it completed by a set date and time. Enlist the help of a disc jockey, so everyone can dance and celebrate the night away in a safe and adult supervised environment. You can also set up a station that is dedicated to your child and showcase their many awards and photos as they’ve matured and grown throughout the years.
Have a Community Party
To avoid being responsible for the entertainment, food and activities, you can ask other parents if they would like to go in on a community party with you. The festivities could include an assortment of friends, family members, school teachers and administrators.
Make a Great Menu
Since this is your teen’s celebration, you can let them choose the type of fare they would like to eat at the party. Many individuals stick to the basics when it comes to the menu. You can choose something outside the box such as a Mexican fiesta party, beach party with items cooked on the grill or pizza party. Ask your relatives to participate by bringing a dish or dessert to contribute. You can also leave the cooking to others and have the event catered.
Choose Appropriate Beverages
Graduation parties are typically for teens, and you want the atmosphere to be fun and exciting. However, you want to keep them safe during their stay. To prevent yourself from worrying about underage drinking, you can skip serving alcohol at the party. You can also set up the drinking station within eyesight of the adults who will be in attendance and monitor those who imbibe.
Use an Amusement Park
You can also hold your graduation party at a water or amusement park. This safe and friendly environment is heavily supervised and can help keep your teens in check. You can also include other adults, siblings and friends to make it a memorable occasion. In addition to rides, you can bring in a cake and offer other refreshments to mark the event.
Graduation parties are a time of celebration for a job well-done. Your teen deserves a special event to mark their hard work and dedication, and the above ideas will give them cherished memories as they head off to college.
About the Author:
Ieda Vincent will be attending several parties to commemorate excited graduates and provides this article to help busy parents plan for a grand affair.