I made a promise to myself to get started on my son’s graduation party planning as soon as the new year begins. Charlie is my youngest child and will be the last to graduate in our large extended family. We met today to discuss his ideas for the graduation party. While I really wanted to have the party before the actual graduation he would like to finish his lacrosse season, graduate before the party and select a date so our out-of-town family can come.
This will put our party right in the middle of the busiest party period – the two weekends after graduation. The pressure is on to plan something really exciting to cap off an incredible four years of high school.
If you want a great turn out I recommend having your party before graduation. People are excited to attend and are not exhausted from going to so many. You also have a much better chance with caterers and rental companies if you plan a celebration in May instead of June. However, look out for Memorial Day and my favorite, Mother’s Day. The parties that are held in May, before Memorial Day, usually get the best turn-out.