Graduation season is fast approaching! If you haven’t started your graduation party planning, now is the time.
Here are a few graduation party planning tips to get you started:
- Set a Budget
When you’re celebrating one of your child’s greatest life accomplishments, pride and happiness can make it easy to overspend. Your graduate deserves a party worthy of her hard work and achievement, but you also need to stay within your means – because college certainly doesn’t pay for itself! Setting and sticking to a budget will help you enjoy the party without worrying that you’ve spent too much. (One budget tip – rent instead of buy! This will not only save you money, but save time as well.)
- Location, Location, Location
Many graduation parties are held at home, and – because the guest list often outpaces indoor capacity – in the garage or backyard. While this is the most affordable party spot, it also leaves you to the whims of the weather, and a tent is highly recommended. You may want to look into reception hall rental if you don’t have sufficient space at home.
- What’s to Eat and Who’s Cooking It?
A graduation party is a fun opportunity to display your family heritage and traditions. It’s also a great time to hire a caterer or buy premade food. It all depends on how much time you want to spend on your graduation food! Think about the timing of the party – is it right after the graduation ceremony? Early in the day? Will you have time to cook complicated dishes? Whichever route you go, consider renting food warmers, beverage servers or dinnerware to simplify your party prep.
- Celebration Decoration
Grad party decor can be simple or extravagant, so again, this one’s up to you. Time could be a factor here as well – will you be able to get the decorations up before the party begins? If not, it may be a good idea to simplify.
- Inform and Invite
Will you invite guests via evite? Facebook party? Paper invitations? Think about the best way to reach your guests and invite accordingly.
However you tackle your graduation party planning, Broadway Party and Tent Rental is here to help!
Broadway has a wide selection of tables, chairs, silverware and serving utensils, and, of course, tents. But we have so much more! Keep drinks cold with coolers and our “fill n’ chill” ice table. Make your party memorable with our hot dog roller machine or light up bocce ball set. If you can dream it, our Minneapolis party rental experts will help you make it a reality! Contact us on our website or call 763-208-1357 to get started today.