Having a child graduate, no matter what level of school that it may be, is cause for celebration. So, you may want to have a graduation party at your house. The issue is that there are more than a few things that you’re going to need to do to get ready for the party, from cleaning your home to finding a way to feed and invite everyone. Because of this, it’s often easier to make sure your home is ready for a child’s graduation party by making a checklist for yourself. Here are just a few of the things that should be on that list.
Decide on a Graduation Theme
The first thing that you need to do for a graduation party is to set a theme. This will help to make sure that you know what to get when you’re planning and how different aspects should work together. Games, color schemes, and extra offerings are all things to consider here as well.
Clean Your Yard and Outdoor Furniture
Most children will be graduating at the end of spring or early summer. This, along with how many people you’re likely to be inviting over for the graduation party, means that people are going to want to spend time outside during the graduation party. After all, more than 40% of homeowners entertained outside in 2017. People can’t go out and enjoy that space if it’s dirty, though. So, make sure that any lawn chairs or outdoor furniture you have are clean and usable for everyone. Furthermore, make sure your yard is clean so that everyone can use it freely for games and other activities.
Mow the Lawn and Spruce Up Your Gardens
With most of your guests looking to spend time outside, this is an opportunity to elevate your outdoor space to make it as enjoyable as possible. This starts with mowing your lawn so that the grass isn’t high or unsightly. You can also take this as an opportunity to impress friends and family with your new garden, which will make spending time together much more enjoyable. Having weeds that stand taller than one foot is often a code violation, so attack them early.
Hire a Tent Rental Company for All Your Graduation Rental Needs
Buying everything for a graduation party, from a tent to chairs and tables, can be expensive, so rent these items instead. A tent will give everyone protection from the elements while allowing them to be outside and to utilize as much space as possible. Renting tents is so popular that, while 70% of business partnerships fail, these rental services are usually successful. Hire tables and chairs from the same company to make set-up and clean-up easier on yourself as the host.
Set Up a Graduation Table and Hang Up Pictures
In all of this preparation, the most basic and important thing to do is to set up a graduation table and make sure there are plenty of pictures of your child throughout the years. This will give you a place to set up everything that you need to for the party, including a table for your guests to leave presents. After all, graduation parties tend to be a great money earner for graduates. Those pictures, meanwhile, are a great way to show how your child has grown over the years and celebrate them.
Graduation parties are a special occasion for a family and for a person who is graduating. This is a chance to celebrate your child’s growth and accomplishments through the early portion of their life. So, make sure not to overlook anything on this special occasion. Make sure to pay attention to the details and make the day as special as possible.