Do you have a child graduating from high school? You probably have very mixed emotions about this upcoming event. On one hand, you are probably a bit melancholy about the passage of time. On the other hand, you are excited about new adventures that await your child. If you are having a graduation party to honor your child, you are certainly going to be creating a new memory. From invitations to DJ services, here are some ideas that will help you to plan a fun event.
The Invitations - Send invitations through the mail. There's just something very special about getting something delivered at your very own mailbox! Think of creative ways you can make your own invitations. For example, a stick figure of your child holding a diploma and wearing a graduation cap would be fun. The caption could read It's Simply Time To Celebrate! Another idea is to use a picture of your child while he or she was a baby or a toddler. Add words like, You've Come A Long Way, Baby! to go along with the picture. Be sure to get the invitations out early, as graduation time becomes very busy.
The Main Event - The event itself should focus on three major components - friends, food, and fun.
- As you send out invitations, be sure to get a complete list of friends your child wants to invite. Besides school friends, he or she might want to add friends from church, work or friends he or she has made while doing volunteer work or being in other extra-curricular activities. Don't forget special teachers and other adults who have been a support to your child along the way. And, besides siblings, extended family members will certainly want to join in the fun. The more the merrier, right?
- The keyword when it comes to food is plenty. Think of having different stations of easy-to-serve food. For example, one station could be a build-your-own subway sandwich bar. Another station could be a chip and dip table. Think of a table that has so many different kinds of candy that everybody will think they died and went to heaven. A donut station would be a great idea. Have big tubs full of ice, canned sodas and bottled water.
- The fun part. Hire a DJ! High school graduation is certainly a perfect time to dance in celebration. An experienced professional DJ will have the right equipment, including lights, to set the stage. In addition, the DJ will know just how to get couples out onto the dance floor. Don't be surprised when the DJ has planned games and things like Girl's Choice to liven things up. Don't forget to tell the DJ that there will be people of different ages present so that a good mix of music will be presented. Hiring a DJ will probably be the best money you spend in a very long time.
Don't forget to make arrangements for photographs to be taken. And have a guest book so that guests can write your graduate a message.
For DJ services, contact a company such as James Grant Production Magicians.