As the weather gets warmer everyday, there is one thing for sure: graduation season is now upon us. Whether it is high school, college or an advanced degree, each graduation party should be filled with good memories. Here are some top tips in creating that perfect, creative and stylish special event that will commemorate this day of achievement.
Choosing a Location Early
Be mindful – the entire high school or college class would have hundreds of students graduating at the same time and finding a venue for the celebration can get tricky if you do not book the location months in advance. On the upside, the weather during this time of year should be nice, warm and accommodating, which would leave you an option of celebrating the party in the back yard or in the local park. Restaurants are a good option too as many has banquet rooms that you would use free of charge as long as you purchase the food and drink in-house. If you are planning to have a smaller group (around 25 or less), most restaurants can accommodate your guests by placing tables together. On the other hand, if you are inviting a rather large crowd, you be better off in renting a hotel room or another large venue but again, make that you book early.
Encourage Guests to RSVP Early
In order for you to plan enough food, arrange tables, drinks and other party favors, it would be great to have a ballpark figure on the the total number of guests that are attending. Many people when given enough time to RSVP, even if given enough time to confirm, procrastinate. By creating an event of Facebook or some sort of calendar invite on other social media platforms in addition to paper invites, will get the guests reminded each time you would post on the event page and be reminded to be prompted to RSVP sooner.
Photo Booth Rental
One of the many great features of a photo booth is that it provides guests with instant printed photo strips. These images are great for generating discussion and for sharing with other guests too. What’s more, they are small enough to keep on your hand and can be passed around for some laughs. The photos would also serve as party favors and as a keepsake that can be taken home to cherish the moments for the years to come.
Properly Giving Thanks
You can assign someone to help with the task of keeping a log of gifts received. Most of the gifts would be cards, gift cards or some checks, which would easily get lost in the mix. Make sure that you personally thank each and every guest as they are leaving. Sending them off with a little favor and memento (photo booth photo prints for one) is an excellent way to thank them for attending.