Check out these tips on throwing a graduation party for your little one.
Step one: Pick a theme
Choosing a theme at the first stage of planning will help you decide everything else from what color to use for the decorations to what sort of food to have. You can choose your child’s favorite character and search online for images of them with a cap and gown, or just cut out little graduation caps and glue them onto any decorations you already have. Other great themes are backyard luau, outer space (for the kid who dreams of being an astronaut), or you can keep it simple with the colors of their school.
Step two: Decide where to have it
Picking a place to have your party will depend mainly on how much money you want to spend and how many people are attending. You can have the party at home for free which will also give you full control over all other aspects. You can check with local restaurants who will usually only allow minimum decorations, but you don’t have to prepare any food. Places that offer kid-friendly attractions like arcades or go-karts also provide food and even get you off the hook for planning activities for the little ones.
Step three: Get your decorations
No décor for graduation would be complete without a cap, a gown, and a diploma. You can usually find these decorations at any party store and around springtime most big box stores will have entire sections of it. If your crafty, you can also make your own. Be sure to include pictures of your graduate!
Step four: Plan a menu
If you host your party at home, you can cook, order catering, or even have a potluck. You can also order a bunch of pizzas, set out snacks and kids will still have a good time. Just make sure you have enough to feed; however many people you invite.
Step six: Send out your invites
You can buy fancy invites online that will have all the information already on them, pick up some cards from the store and fill them out, or send a Facebook to invite.
Step five: Send out your invites
You can buy fancy invites online that will have all the information already on them, pick up some cards from the store and fill them out, or send a Facebook invite.
Step six: Plan activities
Planning fun things for little ones to do is especially important if you aren’t having the party somewhere with built-in entertainment. Try to have several different activities to keep them entertained. If you don’t want to make up games, you can also hire fun things from clowns to bounce houses.
Step seven: Give party favors (optional!)
Sometimes you want your guests to leave with a little something to remember the time they shared with you. Popular favors for kids are candy bags or small toys. You could also provide them with a keepsake, like photos from a photo booth are becoming extremely popular. Party favors are optional to have a successful party, but they do add a little extra oomph to what’s sure to be a fun time already.