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Graduation Party Planning 101

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Cheers to the Class of 2015! Graduation is a momentous achievement that deserves a congratulatory grad party to fit the occasion. A graduation party can be a difficult one to plan, but never fear, Saint Germain is here! We have helped plan unique grad parties for years now and have it down to a science. This blog post will go over some of the basics to help you through this process.

  1. Pick a Date. Choose a date and time for the party. Remember that there are many festivities and family commitments scheduled at this time of year, so choose a date and time that allow graduates to be flexible.
  2. Set your budget. Set an approximate budget. This decision will help guide the others you need to make.
  3. Theme. Consider the type of party you want. Again, keeping in mind that a lot may be going on, perhaps an open house or drop-in type party might be best. Also plan decorations ahead of time if you want them. Consider school colors, graduation year or school sports teams as themes. Whatever you decide, make sure you communicate your ideas with the graduate and get him/her on board with the plans.
  4. Food. Decide on a menu. Keep the age of the partygoers in mind when choosing food and drink: Soda may be great for high school graduates, but college graduates may expect something more “sophisticated.” Saint Germain offers many custom menus for graduation parties; from hamburgers and hotdogs to grilled teriyaki chicken and pineapple glazed beef. Check out more of our items here.
  5. Who’s Invited? Make a guest list. You can limit the guests to close friends and family, or you can aim for a broader cross-section of friends or classmates. You can either make physical invitations or go digital with a Facebook event, Eventbrite, or Evite invitation. Remember to include the date and time of the party, a general idea of the dress code (whether “dressy” or “casual”) and indicate whether there will be a meal served or if it’s just hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
  6. Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake. No graduation party is complete without a “Congratulations Graduates!” cake to share!

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