There are plenty of restaurants, banquet halls and event spaces. Don’t forget about the options of having it at the house or a backyard BBQ.
This is a very important moment and many people will want to come support you. Write down a list of the names of those who you want to come. Think of close family and friends; those who may have made an impact on your life. The guest list gives you an idea of how many people will attend your party, which will then help you create a budget. Social media allows you to reach a large network of acquaintances. Try Evite to send out a mass invite. You can also always get creative with the traditional invites by creating personalized cards with your picture and school colors.
Music is always a crowd pleaser. DJs and local musicians can be affordable since graduation parties tend to only be a few hours. Slideshow presentations add a special touch. Pick some of your favorite songs to stream along with your most memorable college pictures.
Show your school spirit by using your school’s colors as part of the theme. Balloons and streamers help to make those colors stand out. No matter what you decide on for decorations, be sure to keep the focus on yourself (or whoever’s big day it is).
Bonus to-do for the graduate: make a plan of action
Now that school is over, plan on focusing on new goals. I’m taking some time off to travel and enjoy time with close friends. There are many places that I have never been and many experiences that I have never had. My main goal is to take my time and find the direction in which I want to apply my degree.
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