Talk to your graduate! Make sure you agree on who to invite. They will want to invite their friends, but a graduation party is also about celebrating the passage to “adulthood” so encourage them to invite adults too.
- Look at your holiday card list. It’s an easy place to start. Take off people you don’t consider appropriate. Send invitations to the rest.
- Family, of course! Add a short handwritten note to printed invitations.
- Friends of the graduate. High school grads typically invite their friends via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. This is kind of scary considering you have no idea how many kids will come! But don’t worry. They tend to travel in packs. They will arrive in large groups, drink all your water & pop, and barely eat a thing. Some kids may decide to hand out printed invitations. Talk to your grad about this. It may mean you need more printed invitations.
- Graduate’s friends’ parents … especially the fun ones! Make sure you address the graduation invitations with the friend’s name as well their parents’ names or there may be some confusion over who is invited.
- Neighbors … we don’t like to snub anyone in our neighborhoods.
- Teachers and coaches … which ones really made an impression? Think back to middle and elementary school. These invitations should be mailed or hand delivered by the grad.
- Graduate’s coworkers. Don’t forget to ask for the day off. We heard of one party where the grad couldn’t come because he had to work!
- Friends of the family … especially ones that know the grad!
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