Graduation Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Graduation event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

Graduation is a major landmark in a person’s life and the memories of the graduation party is something you look back with nostalgia forever after, making the right music selection for the occasion is very important. These are the songs the grad and their friends will always remember

Graduation by Vitamin C
Time of your life by Green Day
Time after time by Cindi Lauper
Photograph by Nickelback
No way back by Foo Fighters
Graduation day by the Beach Boys
These are some classic graduation songs that are sure to strike a chord in the guests’ hearts. They are sure to sing and dance along to the tunes. A great idea might be to make video to one of these songs with photographs of all the years together in school. Or you could probably have a sing along, while displaying the lyrics on a large screen. This is just the ideal time for a kickin' karaoke fest.
If you are looking looking for some peppy inspirational numbers for your graduation party then you could go with:
Fireworks by Katie Perry
Don’t look back by Boston
Not afraid by Eminem
The music at a graduation party helps tremendously in bonding among the classmates and helps in giving them a sense of closure as they move on with their lives and so is just as important if not more so than the other party supplies. So take you time in selecting the right tracks. Not just any music will do for this do. Your guests will appreciate the effort; and the music. Inspirational idea: Have the appetizers ready to go when the majority of the guests have arrived, in the meantime a few various game options should be ready to play. Use unscented candles at a dinner, because the fragrance from the candle may not mix well with the aroma of the food. Get creative by using poster board and LED lights to make your own light up banner or message.

Homemade party supplies and party goods for graduation parties are a nice touch to the party. They are a collective personal touch sure to be admired. Everyone is proud of a high school or college graduate and look forward to having a very special Graduation party. This is a once in a lifetime occasion that must be marked. Whether it is a high school or college graduation, homemade party supplies such as balloon bouquets, flags and personalized banners will only add to the event. They will in fact be expected at this happening. Therefore, homemade party supplies and personalized handmade party favors make the party exciting and cheerful.

Many graduates will not only enjoy homemade party supplies and handmade party goods at their party, but will appreciate using the personalized graduation banners and flags to adorn their house. Suddenly their residence will morph into a place of celebration. Many times, these handmade banners and flags are in the school colors and personalized especially for the graduate. Please remember to review the item prior to printing. One must be sure they come out just right. This added step will receive a great review from the graduate. Actually, everyone involved will enjoy seeing the personalized homemade banners commemorating the graduate and adding a great deal to the graduation party. They are sure to have a wonderful and memorable time.

Some graduates will find that a Graduation party complete with handmade party supplies such as, personalized banners, gift baskets and other homemade items will be special and add a lot to the memories to the graduation.

A graduation marks a significant milestone in the life of a young person; so why not mark this special day with a ‘milestone’ graduation party cake? Not just any cake will suffice to mark this life landmark.

The most standard variety of graduation party cake would be a basic sheet cake bearing a theme-related message such as “Happy Graduation Day” or “Congrats Grad!” spelled out in icing, nuts or candies. This is a warm and tasty message that gets the point across. The colors of the cake might reflect the grad’s school colors; in addition to the basic greeting, the year that the student is graduating and/or the name of his/her school might be included on the cake. Be sure to snap photos of this edible memento.

Novelty cakes also could make a splash at any respectable grad party. With the help of a cake mold, the host could mold a standard cake in the shape of a diploma, graduation cap, a cap and gown, or the signature mascot of the school from which the student is graduating. This will further personalize the gesture that the cake embodies.

The party host also has the option of simply making the grad’s favorite cake; whether it’s a vanilla confection filled with ice cream, a health-conscious whole wheat spice cake topped with a light cherry whipped cream frosting, or a rich butter cream confection decked out in his/her favorite colors. Any alternative is sure to please the guest of honor and all guests. Celebrate a special grad with a Graduation Party cake!

Hurrah! It’s graduation time and one of life's most jubilant occasions nears. No matter whom it is whether they are related, friends or complete strangers; we want to pat them on the back at graduation. The class of 1957 still remembers that momentous occasion and one day the class of 2007 will be celebrating their 50th year reunion! Make some memories to last a lifetime with a festive graduation party or dinner. Take lots of pictures and put together a scrapbook that will jog their memories or just pass on the information to future generations.

Graduation paper party goods are the best way to decorate for this hybrid party: part formal, part informal. Guests are likely to be bouncing off the walls excited but still wearing new graduation garb so this is really a mixed bag from an entertaining standpoint. These festivities are likely to go on for the majority of the day so its best to make the kinds of party plans that keep fresh for long hours.

For instance, there are often early morning commencement ceremonies that are followed by a series of party hopping holiday type activities. Even when commencement is in the afternoon there can be team breakfasts or other early day activities to stretch the day. It's best to have all foods and decorations assembled and ready to go because there simply won't be any preparation time available on graduation day.

If graduation day is during the warm months which it usually but not always is, then the foods and refreshments should be in keeping with refrigeration limitations. Jelly molds and ice cream cakes can melt while fresh fruits and vegetables will wilt when there isn't adequate refrigeration. Take time to clean out the refrigerator a week early in order to keep cool on graduation day.

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Graduation History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Graduation theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Graduation is a time-honored ritual; a solemn ceremony that marks a milestone in the life of any young person. People work for years just to achieve this very special milestone. The Graduation Party, on the other hand, is just a whole lot of fun!

Of course, in the early days, both the graduation ceremony and its accompanying party were far more formal in character. These traditional festivities would be almost unheard of today. Some related rituals, like the wearing of the cap and gown and the overall structure of the graduation ceremony, date back to the 13th century; yet at today’s ceremonies, people are just as likely to hear air horns and loud cheers as they are the timeless strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Some people like this change while others miss the old days.

And while kids still line up and wait respectfully for their chance to receive their rolled graduation certificate, they might also perform an impromptu dance or cartwheel on stage after accepting it! You never know what will happen at today's graduation ceremony.

Graduation Parties also have taken on a lighter, more informal character. Instead of repeating the umpteenth rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” at the graduation party, graduates, their friends and family might dance to the strains of “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C. Instead of gathering with older relations at a familial home, graduates might head off with their friends for Grad Night festivities at a theme park, dance or party center. Even traditional family parties have a new, fun flavor, as they might take place at a restaurant or public park. The times they are a changin', for the better!

Regardless of the nature and character of specific graduation parties, they remain an exalted celebration of a great milestone in the life of any human being. Plan the ultimate Graduation Party today! Pick durable items that will last longer and laminate paper ones to reuse at future gatherings. Use fragrance to set a mood by burning scented candles and even incense. Pick durable items that will last longer and laminate paper ones to reuse at future gatherings. The history of Graduation has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Graduation to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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