If your like me you have friends who’s children are graduating too. Consider hosting a ladies night to share ideas about your graduation parties. Even if your students aren’t best friends anymore you can still help each other with your parties. Here are a few things you can talk about:
Date and location of your party. Don’t plan them on the same day if you are not cohosting. In our town there is one popular venue. Three families had their parties there on the same weekend and left all their décor for the next group. Make sure you have a plan for who is bringing everything home after the last party.
Your plans to make a photo board. We had several photo board making parties in my basement. Each mom took a corner of the ping pong table, counter, folding table and we helped each other decide what photos to include on their board. One of the mom’s had access to die-cutting equipment at her school and we all wrote down what we wanted our boards to say. Congrats! Charlie. I bought a ream of paper in our school colors and she cut out letters for everyone’s boards.
Decorations you might share. We found some adorable mason jars and one of the mom’s made mortarboard hats to use as tops. We purchased battery mini-lights and shared these at our parties. Some of us who’s parties were on the same weekend shared rental tables, table clothes and balloons.
Gifts We agreed to give our students the same gift.