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How to Throw a Graduation Party

Follow these steps to celebrate a graduation with success.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make a schedule of events Make a schedule of events to keep track of everything that needs to be done. Recruit family and friends to help with the many last-minute details.
  • Step 2: Pick a venue Pick a place to party. Decide whether the party will be held at a home or at another location.
  • Step 3: Set a budget and a date, send invitations Set the budget and date, decide how many people to invite, and send invitations.
  • TIP: Don’t forget little things that add up quickly, including centerpieces and ice cubes. Don’t forget little things that add up quickly, including centerpieces and ice cubes.
  • Step 4: Organize a menu Decide whether to cook or have the food catered. Plan the menu including drinks and desserts.
  • Step 5: Pick a theme Pick a theme and decorate. Shop for centerpieces, invitations, and other party supplies centered on the main theme.
  • Step 6: Set up entertainment Designate a staging area for a band or DJ and get ready to party.
  • FACT: A 2009 report found the average rate for U.S. public high school students graduating on time was 73 percent.

You Will Need

  • A schedule
  • A venue
  • A budget
  • A guest list
  • Invitations
  • A menu
  • A theme
  • Decorations
  • Centerpieces
  • Entertainment

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