The perfect graduation party takes perfect planning

Printers in NHOnce again, it is that time of the year for celebrating graduations and for hosting those memorable graduation parties. Planning the perfect graduation party can be a challenge as everything needs to be considered from a guest list to a caterer to finding the perfect printer for your engraved invitations.

  • The first thing to get a handle on is the guest list and getting your printer to design and print your invitations. You will need to bring the recent graduate in on the planning. How many guests will there be? Will this just be a family celebration or will there also be friends invited? What about the neighbors?
  • You must select a venue. Will you be renting a hall or a hotel function room or will this be an intimate backyard gathering? If you decide to host the party at your home, you should treat it as more of a flowing open house style of gathering. The graduates are likely to be coming and going to several parties so stay lose and be prepared for anything. If it is to be held outside, make sure you have tents set up for protection against the sun and possibly rain.
  • Consult with your printer regarding the invitations. Your printing specialist will have a wide range of offerings both in style and in pricing. You will, also, want to keep a few for souvenirs.
  • You will need to put an alcohol plan in place and make sure everyone knows about it and adheres to it. The best plan is to host an alcohol free event and let it be known to your adult guests that they may BYOB if that is something that will be acceptable to you.
  • Decide on a menu and a caterer. It should be light fare that is easy to eat on the go or when mingling. You may also want to pick a theme and a style for your graduation party. Finally, don’t forget the streamers, balloons and other festive decorations so that your grad’s big event gets celebrated in style.