Is your son or daughter graduating with straight As? Even if they’re not, a graduation is nothing to take lightly. We certainly believe it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating and there’s no better way to celebrate than by throwing a party!
However, this time of year can be very hectic for recent grads and especially for their families, and hosting a party might just be the straw that breaks the camel/s back. But there’s no need to stress, at least over the special day, because we’ve got some tips that will make your guests think you’re an absolute graduation party pro!
1 - Find Out What Your Grad Wants
They’re the ones who put in the time and effort after all, so it’s important to make sure you speak with them about what they want in their celebration. Find out if they want to be involved in the planning process, whether they prefer a large party or only want a few close friends and relatives, and most importantly, what type of food and drinks they want on hand.
2 - Draft A Guest List
Once you and your grad decide on a rough number of people to invite, it’s time to start designing a guest list. The most important aspect of creating a guest list, is to actually stick to the number you decided in the beginning, or at least stay close to it. It will really help when you start planning some of the next steps.
3 - Choose A Date
As we mentioned earlier, this is a hectic time of year for lots of families. With school wrapping up and summer camp or internships starting, there may not be many available weekends to choose from. You’ll also want to make sure a majority of your guests are free the weekend of your choosing, so it’s a good idea to present them with a few options to get a good pulse.
4 - Order The Food
Is it really even a party if there isn’t plenty of food and drinks to go around? We suggest having the party catered, this way you can spend more time with friends and family members and forget about having to buy and prep everything. Not to mention, lots of catering companies take care of the entire process, from setup to break-down and everything in between.
Looking for a trustworthy, expert catering company you can rely on for your child’s graduation party? You don’t have to look any further, you’re in the right place! Call on the friendly staff at David’s Soundview Catering today and we’ll get your party planning underway!