How to Celebrate Your Graduate’s Big Day


Everyone knows the best part of graduation isn’t the walk across the stage; it’s the party that follows. Honor your grad in style by following these textbook tips and scholar-worthy menu selections.

  1. Tastefully theme your event. For a college bound grad, it is typical to focus the party around the college’s colors or location. If your grad has indefinite plans, pick a more general theme such as memories throughout school, the alma maters’ colors or an activity the grad is passionate about (athletics, art, theatre etc.).
  2. Invite teachers. This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget especially if you don’t know them personally.
  3. Send out invitations a month in advance. This gives guests enough time to take off work and for out of towners to make travel arrangements. Also, it’s a good idea to call the party date early so you won’t have to schedule around your close friends’ graduation celebrations.

—By Emily Arno

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