After graduation, your child will be moving onto the next chapter in their live. That could also mean moving out of the house. Whether they’re going off to college or going off in search a job and their own place to live, there is time for one more terrific party at home. Here are some good tips to put into action for an awesome graduation party.
Get a Head Count
If you were to ask your kid who they would want to invited to their graduation, they might just say, “a bunch of people.” You need to get them to lock down a number. Even if that number will grow (which it will) it helps to have something to work with because everything that follows will depend on that number.
A graduation party is not like a wedding reception. You don’t need to rent a tent and set up a dance floor. But renting some additional tables and chairs could certainly make everyone comfortable. It will also take more stress off you having to borrow chairs and then return them from friends and family. Plus, rentals also keep your own furniture safe.
Use a Caterer
Technically, ordering several dozen pizzas for deliver would be considered catering your party and there is nothing wrong with that. You want to keep things simple and getting a restaurant to do the cooking is certainly simple. It might also turn out to be more cost effective when you factor in your time. If you feel the need to contribute, then you can bake up desserts the day before. The goal is to keep you out of the kitchen so you can enjoy the party.
Put Your Kid In Charge of Music
Although you’ve spent the last several years listening to your kid’s playlist, that doesn’t qualify you for DJ status. Turn the music duties over to your kid. They won’t have any problems coming up with enough tunes to keep the party hopping.
Clear Out Junk
Any time you host a party, you’re going to do a fair amount of cleaning. With a backyard party, a lot of the cleaning could actually be junk clearing. That is where a company like Junk King Pittsburgh can have a major impact. These are the professional junk haulers who can swoop in and clear out your yard of all that rubbish that is piled up next to the garage or tool shed. If you need the old swing set brought down, then give that job to Junk King, too. Getting your backyard junk cleared out by Junk King Pittsburgh is the perfect way to set up your graduation party.