If you have a son or daughter graduating this year, you’re probably in the midst of brainstorming a graduation party. How can you make it fun for the family, but still affordable? You have to answer three important questions: Where? How? And what?
Where Should We Have the Graduation Party?
If you don’t have enough room at your place to have the expected number of guests, this is going to add a big expense to the party. You need to make a few choices such as:
- Should the party be indoors or outdoors?
- How much seating do you require?
- How many people are you expecting?
Once you have these basic ideas in place, you can start scouring the area to find locations with a suitably sized banquet hall. You may be surprised by how affordable some can be.
How Should We Decorate the Party?
This usually comes down to two things:
- What is trendy right now?
- What are the grad’s interests?
Kids, even ones who are right on the precipice of adulthood, like to be in step with modern trends. This is especially true if peers will be there too and not just family. But you still have to tailor the party to your son or daughter’s interests, so it’s not a modern but cookie cutter event.
What Will The Guests Eat?
Food is an important part of any event, and you don’t want everyone to have to bring a covered dish when they are already expected to bring a gift for the grad. Thus, it makes sense to have the party catered. Again, try to find a blend of what foods are trendy and the graduate’s favorites.
Help Planning a Spectacular Graduation Event
Caterman Catering has the special event planners to help you answer the questions we’ve just discussed. We are connected with many local vendors, so we can help with everything from formulating a menu to selecting a venue and theme. To get started, just call 408-441-8719.