The college graduation rate in Atlanta is around 46 percent. Clearly, it's a difficult feat - something to be properly celebrated.
One way to celebrate graduating college is to throw a party. But you want to make sure your party is good enough to honor the occasion, right?
So, how do you plan the perfect party? Check out our top ideas to help you plan a memorable graduation party for yourself or a loved one.
1. Choose a Theme
Pick a theme that represents your personality or your academic interests. For example, you could have a "smart cookie" party theme with graduation caps and cookie-shaped decorations.
You could pay tribute to the new alma mater. Celebrate the graduate's alma mater by incorporating school colors, mascots, and other school-related decor. Or, celebrate the graduate's future plans.
If they plan to travel, for example, choose a travel-themed party. Decorate with maps, globes, and postcards from around the world.
2. Rent a Venue
Rent a space like a ballroom, rooftop, or an event space and decorate it with your graduation theme. Depending on the size of your guest list, a venue can provide ample space to accommodate everyone comfortably.
This allows for greater flexibility in planning the party, as you can have multiple areas for dining, dancing, and socializing.
Many venues offer amenities that you may not have access to at home, such as audio/visual equipment, catering services, and parking. This can save you time and money in planning the party, as you won't need to worry about arranging these services separately.
And you'll have room to put on a real show. Hire musical talent to play all night long.
3. Throw a Backyard Barbecue
You might be looking for something more casual for your grad party. In that case, a backyard barbecue is a classic graduation party idea.
You can grill up some burgers and hot dogs, set up lawn games, and have a casual celebration with your friends and family.
4. Host a Cocktail Party
If you're looking for a more sophisticated celebration, a cocktail party could be a great option. You can serve up your favorite cocktails and mocktails, and have some appetizers to go along with them.
Offer a variety of finger foods, hors d'oeuvres, and small bites that pair well with cocktails. You may want to consider hiring a caterer or working with the venue to plan the menu.
4. Choose the Right Entertainment
Take the time to research the entertainment options available in your area. Read reviews, check references, and ask for recommendations from friends or event planners.
Pick entertainment that your guest of honor will appreciate. If they're big fans of a particular musical act, for example, you might want to consider hiring a tribute band.
Start Planning Your Graduation Party Today
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and celebrate your accomplishments with the people you love.
Are you ready to start planning your graduation party? Are you looking for the right entertainment? Contact us at Blue Sky Entertainment Music & Entertainment today.