5 Enjoyable Grad Party Ideas for Your College-Bound Child
Graduation from high school is an important life milestone. It marks the end of an era, and it deserves to be celebrated in a grand way. Also, it can double as a send-off, especially if your child will be leaving home for university. A party is a perfect opportunity to spend time together to celebrate the triumph of completing secondary education and create happy memories before your teener leaves for college.
To put together a successful grad party for your child, plan early and conduct your research online. Plus, hire party planning services — there’s nothing like a carefully planned shindig to ensure everybody’s enjoyment, particularly that of the person of the hour.
But, what are the fun things to do for a grad party that young people will surely be happy with? Rounded up below are some trends and ideas.
1. Murder Mystery Dinner
Mystery parties are super-in among the young and old, especially big readers who are fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Nancy Drew. There are party planners who are absolute experts at this, and they can cover everything — from the storyline to the costumes and party venue layout — so everybody has a part in the mystery.
A murder mystery party has all the elements for good quality time with family and friends. It is an opportunity to get creative and work together while having a blast with a lovely group of people.
2. Scavenger Hunt
Put together a scavenger hunt in your community for a day of brainstorming and running around looking for something. This is something young people get a big kick out of especially if they are all from the same neighborhood. You can even involve local business establishments just like in the Amazing Race.
A scavenger hunt is a great physical and mental activity that can culminate in a congratulatory feast for your child and her classmates.
3. Backyard Carnival
If you watched “Grease” the movie, graduation from high school coincided with the school fair, and there were rides, booths, and different food vendors. If your child’s school wouldn’t pull off that kind of fun for the grads, you can.
If you have a big enough property, you can rent party inflatables, performers, food trucks, and put up different kinds of booths. You can be sure that there will be no shortage of fun and laughter for your grad and her friends.
4. Outdoor Movie Marathon
Have your child’s entire class over for a later afternoon to evening movie marathon in your yard. Choose a bunch of wholesome high school flicks for everybody to watch, provide them with refreshments, and a really decked out party atmosphere.
With no more schoolwork to take care of and exams to study for, the young ones will appreciate the opportunity to kick back and relax watching one relatable film after another. Some of the really fun high school flicks to watch are “Mean Girls,” “The Breakfast Club,” “She’s the Man,” “She’s All That,” and “Grease.”
5. Community Barbecue or Clam Bake
Remember the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” If your child has always had family and community members looking after her, celebrate her advancement in life with all of these significant people by throwing a community barbecue or clam bake. This is a wonderful idea especially if your child wishes to show her gratitude to everybody who has helped her along the way.
Sharing a meal together (stock up on meats and/or both fresh and frozen seafood) playing a few games with each other, talking about the future in a friendly and wholesome atmosphere — you can do all these at the barbecue or clam bake.
This event will not just be a celebration of accomplishments, but it will be an opportunity for your high school graduate to learn even more lessons from the people who truly care as well.
A Fun-Filled Sendoff
A grad party may be the last shindig you throw for your child. When she goes off to college, she will become more independent and mature. Before you know, your young one will be an adult. So, celebrate her graduation and make it incredibly fun for all of you.
AUTHOR BIO :- In 2008, Managing Director and Founder of The Big Moo Events Lorate Hamzeh left a successful career in Human Resources to venture into the niche market of children’s entertainment. By introducing the UAE to Singing Telegrams, Lorate attracted the attention of the children’s entertainment market with a collection of fun mascots. Within a year, Lorate added children’s entertainers and bouncers to the company’s ever-growing list of services, and the rest was history.