Graduating, whether it be from high school or college, is one of the most exciting and important milestones in a person’s life. It is truly a reason to celebrate. Every person who graduates is different, so there isn’t going to be a “one-size-fits-all” way to commemorate this special occasion. Here are some ways you can go about celebrating.
Some people choose to go on exciting vacations after graduating. Consider taking a road trip with some of your buddies. Do some research, and you might just discover somewhere you never thought to visit before. For example, there are many attractions to explore in Vicksburg, MS. Perhaps you could get your whole family to take a trip together. This will give you all a chance to bond over a special experience before you head on to the next stage in life. Whether you are traveling with friends or your family, group travel will help you keep the cost of your trip down while still having a fun time exploring new places.
Throwing A Party
Invite all your friends a family to spend time with you by throwing a party. Before you beginning planning, set a budget. Consider throwing a joint party with some of your friends to cut down on cost and the work you need to put into setting up. While you typically should avoid tooting your own horn, graduation time is a time to celebrate you. Go ahead and brag a little about your achievements. Set up a display that features your achievements over the years. Include awards and pictures of you as a young child to reflect on how far you have come.
If you can throw the party in your home or backyard, it will help make it more convenient and less expensive. Decorations don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. A few balloons can really brighten up a place. You can make a lot of your own decorations too. For example, you can roll up napkins with ribbons to make them look like tiny diplomas. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Set up a volleyball court for people to play a casual game or two. Consider getting a confetti cannon (or several) to mark the occasion quite literally with a blast of color. Your graduation party doesn’t need to be stark or up-tight; it’s a time to celebrate with those who care about you.
Fix some thematic treats for guests to snack on. Bake cookies in the shape of mortarboards or cupcakes with the year iced on them. Not all the food you serve has to be complicated. Some simple, yet tasty, hors d’oeuvres are ham sliders made with Hawaiian rolls, a meatball appetizer, fruit and cheese trays, and jalapeno poppers. Serve what you think you and your guests will enjoy munching down on.
Take A Step Back Into Childhood
Most people remember their childhood fondly, so why not take a step back in time for a day and relive that stress-free time in your life? Consider throwing a kid-themed party. You could look into bounce house rentals such as these from Clowns 4 Kids. Play music that was popular when you were in elementary school. Serve some of your favorite foods from when you were a kid. Maybe you loved mac-n-cheese or chicken nuggets. Play timeless games that are popular with children such as tag and hopscotch. Encourage your guest to dress in pigtails and childhood-inspired clothing. Everyone will enjoy having one last day of childhood before they have to begin “adulting” again.
Graduation not only marks the end of one chapter of your life; it marks beginning of new one too. This is certainly something to embrace and celebrate.