High School graduation is so much more than a ceremonial walk across a stage. This is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime event that deserves a celebration. However, your senior may have little interest in entertaining a huge crowd. Before making a single decision, ask your senior how they want to celebrate this milestone event. A home-cooked meal featuring a lineup of favorite foods may be their preferred celebration. They may want a special dinner and to invite the grandparents or other particularly close members of the extended family. Whatever the grad wants it’s time to celebrate all their hard work and accomplishments by throwing them an amazing and memorable graduation party. With a little planning and organization, you can throw a great grad party that isn’t off-the-charts stressful, doesn’t break the bank, and packs in all the celebratory fun you’re hoping for.
As you begin planning the party, there are a few things you can do to stay organized and keep your stress in check.
To-Do List - even the most basic outline of must-do tasks can help you tackle your most important goals. Making a written list can help you remember important details that you’ve planned to make things special.
Pace Yourself - the details of planning even a small party can become overwhelming. Manage your stress by pacing yourself and checking a few things off your list every day leading up to the party. Whatever you do, don’t wait until the last minute.
Keep it Simple - food options should be festive and something that you don’t get every day, but this doesn’t mean it has to be super complicated or expensive. These 3-ingredient recipes are simple but make a big impact: https://bit.ly/2Hd8iAc
Have Fun - Keep one thing in mind. This is your special time with your son or daughter before they venture off to college. Don’t lose sight of why you’re throwing the party or who you’re throwing it for. If everything isn’t perfect on the day of the party, no one really cares. It’s all about the graduate.
High School graduation is the culmination of 12 years of education and marks the beginning of young adulthood. Celebrate this special occasion with the people who mean the most to the grad and in the manner the graduate desires. While you’re busy celebrating your child, give yourself a pat on the back for giving your child the support they needed to reach this exciting moment in their lives.