The first step is picking a date to have the party. It’s such a busy weekend, and the graduate wants to make sure that someone else’s party isn’t going to take away from theirs.
After the date is set, the next step is the location. An outdoor party would be beautiful, but the weather could always change that.
After those major decisions are finalized, it’s time to make the invites. Many seniors have been going away from the more formal invites and focusing on a more creative invite that captures their personality. A few popular websites that make this possible are Snapfish and Shutterfly. Mary Wede said, “I wanted my invites to be more personalized and my photographer created my invites using my senior pictures.”
Another very important aspect of the party is the food to feed the guests. Maddie Christensen didn’t have to think long about what she wanted to serve; she chose her favorites, mini corn dogs and mac and cheese. Bailey Nelson is choosing to embrace her love for pasta by serving spaghetti and alfredo. Whatever the graduate chooses, it’s sure to please the eager guests. Senior Kara Christensen said, “I think my mom is more concerned about all of the final details than I am. I have so much going on with school that I haven’t had much time to think about my party!”
Finalizing all of these tedious decisions can be a bit overwhelming, but after the hard-work of not only graduating, but planning such a big event as well, the end result is well worth it. It’s time for the graduate to sit back and enjoy the party with their friends and family.