Everyone knows the best part of graduation isn’t the walk across the stage; it’s the party that follows. Honor your grad in style by following these textbook tips and scholar-worthy menu selections.
- Tastefully theme your event. For a college bound grad, it is typical to focus the party around the college’s colors or location. If your grad has indefinite plans, pick a more general theme such as memories throughout school, the alma maters’ colors or an activity the grad is passionate about (athletics, art, theatre etc.).
- Invite teachers. This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget especially if you don’t know them personally.
- Send out invitations a month in advance. This gives guests enough time to take off work and for out of towners to make travel arrangements. Also, it’s a good idea to call the party date early so you won’t have to schedule around your close friends’ graduation celebrations.
—By Emily Arno