It’s that time of year again… where all hard working students see the end in sight. Graduation party invitations will start coming in, so it’s important to start thinking about what you will get all the graduates in your life. Whether you are looking for graduation party tips or graduation gift ideas, we have the 411 on what graduation for class 2011 should be all about.
Throw a Party!
Whether it’s for a college or high school grad, everybody loves a party. If you start planning early enough, then you can have a unique, inexpensive graduation party. First you need to set your budget and pick a theme. A great theme for a high school graduate would be their future college’s colors and mascot. If the high school grad is taking some time off from school before entering college to travel, then plan the party theme around where they will be traveling to. Looking for ideas for the college grad? Have the party theme be of their future career. For example a graduating nurses, can have her party be a costume party where everyone dresses up in doctor, nurse and patient gown attire, and have hospital-themed cupcakes.
If you are the one attending the parties, instead of throwing them, then make sure you send a nice “thank you” gift to the hostess. Many people forget how important and appreciated this small gesture is. Sending online flowers to the hostess with a nice card message makes for an easy and affordable gift. If you are the person throwing one of the many graduation parties this year, then flower bouquets can help you kill two birds with one stone. You can have multiple flower bouquets decorating your home for the graduation party and then send the flowers home with guests, most importantly any other graduates attending.
Graduation Party Alternatives
If you decide to not have a graduation party for the grad, then there are many alternative activities. Instead of throwing a big party for the college graduate, have everyone that would have attended chip in to a post-graduating fund that the new grad can put towards for business attire, such as cufflinks. Or it the graduate has travel plans brewing, then help them jetpack to their destination.
What to Give the Graduate
Wondering what are the best graduation gifts? For a college grad, anything that will be useful in obtaining that dream job they just worked so hard to qualify for would be very much appreciated. Help the future employee jazz up their office desk with a lucky bamboo plant. Who knows, it just may be lucky enough to help them get a raise sooner. Send the high school graduate personalized jewelry with the date of her graduation engraved on it. For the young man, a nice leather wallet can be a staple for him for years to come. A lot of people give the grad a purple orchid lei at the ceremony, but if you won’t be able to make it, then send an bouquet of orchids instead to show that you care. There are so many gift options online, it will be hard to make a selection!