Graduation is the perfect time to create a personal DVD for your grad using photos and home videos. DVD’s can be played on your TV or computer during the graduation party and then kept as a beautiful and timeless keepsake after. Once the first DVD is created, copies are very inexpensive to create so you can keep a copy for yourself and give copies to grandparents or other close family members.
The simplest and easiest DVDs contain photos only. The photos must be digital so printed, non-digital photos must be scanned first. You can scan them yourself if you have a computer and a scanner. Just make sure you pick good quality photos and that you scan them at the highest resolution and biggest size possible. The higher the resolution, the bigger the size and the better the quality. Scanning photos yourself is labor intensive so make sure you leave yourself lots of time to do this especially if you have a lot of photos.
When you save your scanned photos to your computer save them in a special folder (or folders) so you know where to find them and give them descriptive names. Include the date the photo was taken in yyyy-mm-dd . . . → Read More: Graduation DVD
Not sure what to do for your graduation party or even where to start? Not to worry … there’s plenty of help out there!
Start by talking to friends and neighbors who have been through it before. They will have plenty of advice on what worked for them and the things you should try to avoid. There are also books and websites that offer tips, hints and graduation-themed products that will help make your party extra special.
Our book, “Graduation Parties! Everything You Need to Know From Start to Finish”, quickly becomes a favorite with many parents. Written by our very own Ginger Venable and Mary J. Anderson, this book includes ideas that will help you create a fun and memorable party AND will save you money when it comes to menu planning, decorating, invitations, etc.
Although small (it’s only 100 pages), this book is FULL of helpful to-do lists, budgets, schedules, unique ideas, and many other tips and hints. Here’s a detailed list of topics that are covered:
- picking a party date & time
- picking a location for your party
- graduation party themes
- invitations – formal, casual, print your own, etc.
- out of town guests
- invitation checklist
- planning entertainment & activities for your . . . → Read More: A Guide to Planning Your Graduation Party