Graduation Party Time
All your hard work has finally paid off and now it’s time to celebrate your achievement by throwing an unforgettable Graduation Party! Gather your friends and family for a backyard BBQ or a huge bash in a rented hall. Whichever you choose, let iParty supply the party goods. From paper goods, serving bowls and platters to graduation decorations, favors and balloons, your local iParty has it all! First things come first though, plan ahead before your trip to iParty. Here are some ideas and party planning essentials to plan the perfect graduation party:
Planning the Graduation Celebration!
Before jumping ahead and buying all the party supplies, you may want to stop and make a list of important details and ideas for your party.
· Guest List: How many people are you inviting?
· Location: Where will you invite your guests? Your backyard, a rented hall, or a local park?
· Entertainment: Perhaps you want to hire a DJ or play fun games.
· Invitations & Thank You’s: Handwritten, printable or custom?
· Food: Potluck or catered?
· Party Supplies: Paper goods, decorations, balloons, party favors, plus more!
Invite Your Guests
After compiling a list of friends and family, now you need to get the graduation party invitations made out and in the mail. iParty has a few invite options available. The traditional invite to match your theme: you just fill out the date, time, and place. The printable invite: Choose a blank printable graduation invitation, you design and print right at home. The custom invite: Order from iParty’s custom invitation station. (Allow 7-10 business days for arrival) Make sure to include a RSVP number to keep track of how many guests will be coming.
Fun Grad Party Themes
Your school colors are a great way to celebrate your graduation. Mix and match solid color paper goods with one of iParty’s graduation theme’s and you’re all set. Add some matching centerpieces, banners and diploma cutouts for your decorations. And don’t forget about all of the wonderful balloon bouquets you can add to your tables.
Don’t want a plain traditional graduation party with your school colors? Pick a theme and go wild with it! Choose from the many themes iParty carries:
· Pool Party
For a Hollywood themed party, roll out a red carpet and set up a photo booth with stand ups of your favorite celebrities to snap pictures of your guests with! For a Luau theme, welcome guests with colored leis that match your school colors. The theme choices are endless and it’s your decision, iParty has it all.
Food, Sweets & Treats
Have you decided what food you would like to serve your guests? Here are just a few options:
· Potluck – Have your guests contribute
· BBQ – Hamburgers and hot dogs
· Finger sandwiches and snacks
· Catered from your favorite local restaurant
· Chinese food
And for the sweet tooth, don’t forget the desserts! Chocolate fountain, candy melts and molds for lollipops, cake pans and cupcake holders are all available at iParty. Fill bowls on the tables with Graduation butter mints and Graduation fortune cookies, or fill up treat bags to send your guests home with them.
· Graduation bubbles
· Graduation ducks
· Mardi Gras beads in your school colors
· 2011 Sunglasses
· Beach balls
· Glow product
· Poly leis
Treat bags, take out food boxes, pails, buckets, and candy boxes are just a few ways you can hand out party favors to your guests. Get creative!
Grad Themed Balloons
A party without balloons is like a graduate without a graduation cap! Balloons are a great way to fill up a room or a good way to let your guests know where the party is.
Order a tabletop centerpiece with your school colors and a graduation mylar on top. Or how about balloon columns to display in your party’s main entrance?
Classy wraps are a great way to give the graduate a gift or to use as a main centerpiece.
Fun for Everyone
What’s a party without entertainment? BORING! Perhaps you want to hire a DJ or rent a moon bounce to keep all the younger cousins entertained. Play games like wiffle ball, ping-pong, volleyball or even have a water balloon toss! Fill a piñata with candy and party favors to smack open with a piñata stick. There’s fun for the whole family!
Personalize Your Party
There are a number of ways to personalize your graduation party. iParty carries numerous personalized banners and yard signs. Most of these products come with sticker letters to spell out your name in the given space.
How about adding your name and date of graduation on the tag tying together your favor bag? A simple thank you message is a great way to show your appreciation to your guests.
After all, this is YOUR celebration for YOUR graduation. Make it all about you, because you deserve it!
Remember the Day!
As friends and family arrive at your graduation party have them write messages on a t-shirt, Autograph Hound or a graduation poster board for a keepsake item. Place iParty single-use cameras on the tables for guests to snap pictures throughout the party. And you can’t forget the graduation picture frames and photo albums!