Last Updated: July 22, 2013
If you are looking for ideas for your high school graduation party, look no further! You can always throw the standard open house in your own home, or you can try one of these sweet options to mix things up a bit. Whatever you do, make it fun and special to you.
Try renting out a favorite restaurant with a group of friends. You will be able to save a bit of money splitting the cost. If it is a local place you’re all connected to, it will be a fun way to bid adieu to your hometown together. If you work with the restaurant to have a buffet-style party, more people will easily be able to come and go as they please.
With a group of friends, you could organize a progressive dinner. This is where each member of the group hosts a different course of the evening at their home. For instance, one of you would prepare the appetizers, someone else would serve the main course at their house, and yet another friend would host everyone for dessert! This is great to do with a tight-knit group. It can also work with a larger group if people would rather show up for only one portion of the evening.
Instead of hosting your graduation party right after you graduate – or in the Spring like everyone else – try saving it until later in the Summer! Late July or early August (depending on when most people leave for school) is a great time to have everyone celebrate. It will feel almost like a going-away party and be a fantastic way to wind down your final Summer before college starts.
Go crazy and pick a theme for your grad party! This can be as rigid or loose as you like, but either way it will give you direction in terms of decorations or ambiance. Even something as cheesy as “Under the Sea” could inspire shrimp appetizers! Blue streamers! Beach music! Or stick to your school colors – your high school or your future college. Do you plan on playing sports at school? Set up a miniature or user-friendly version of your sport in the backyard for guests.
Original Post Date: May 14th, 2012