How to Plan a Grad Party

By: Courtney Arp

The end of the year is coming up and you know what that means – graduation and graduation parties. Graduation is June 7 at 7:00pm in the Eisenhower gym. Some popular places to have a party are at the student’s home, Werner Park, Bett’s Park, and churches. Some good ideas for food are hotdogs and hamburgers, grilled chicken, or having a barbecue.

     The Squire interviewed Cameran Edwards, a senior at Eisenhower High School, to hear what she preferred and what she is having at her grad party.

Many graduation parties have some sort of theme, and Cameran has many great ideas for party themes.  She shared, “I think a good theme for a party would be either the colors from the school you just graduated from or the colors at the college you’re going to.” Edwards also added that she’s going to college in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When asked what will stand out about her party, she said, “I plan on making my party memorable by just being with my friends and family.”

When to have the graduation party is always a difficult decision to make.  Some choose to have it earlier in the summer, while others wait until the middle or the end of summer. Cameran is going to have her party soon after she graduates to “have more time to prep for college.” She also shared that she will have easy and simple food at her party.

For those attending parties this summer, sometimes it can be difficult to know what to get the graduate as a gift. Cameran suggested that some ideal gifts would be things for college or memories from her friends or family. Some good gifts to buy new graduates would be a new laptop, coffee maker, new suitcases, or money to put towards expenses of college.

For some other ideas, you can look on Pinterest for unique party ideas, including making personalized gifts for your friends and family or which party games to play. If you are a senior and have not started planning your party yet, now would be a good time to do it because it takes a lot of planning. However, the only thing that truly matters is spending time celebrating all your hard work in high school with friends and family. The Squire wishes the best of luck to the Class of 2019 in all their future endeavors!

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