As a parent you always want to do the best for your children. Throughout their lives you work hard for them and take care to bring them up as the fine young people they are, and when it comes to occasions, you will also like to make sure they have a special day. Birthdays are a great example of this: from your baby’s first birthday to their teens, when they start getting embarrassed about mum and dad throwing a party for them, it’s as big a thing for you as it is for them.
There are other occasions that you will want to mark out, too. What about when your children graduate? Have you thought what you will do then? Graduation is a very important moment for both the child who is being rewarded for years of hard work and application, and the parents who are seeing their young ones come of age, and it can be a very emotional, exciting and memorable occasion. So, what can you do to make graduation special for your children? Here are a few ideas that you might want to consider.
Organise a Joint Party
One thing you can do that would make your children’s day is get together with other parents of their friends, and organise a joint party for them. There are a number of reasons this is a good idea. First, many students will be celebrating at the same time, and if there are many different parties your child is not going to be able to attend them all. Getting everyone together and organising a bigger bash in a local venue is a great way of ensuring all the friends are together for their big moment!
Also, there’s a cost-saving element in pooling your resources. You can share the cost of venue hire – or, even better, one set of parents may have a house that is ideal and offer that as the part venue – as well as the catering and other costs. Make sure you book some college announcement cards that can double as invites, so that everyone knows where to be! This is an idea that is rapidly becoming more popular, so make it your choice for a graduation party and start talking to the other parents right away.
It’s also advisable to arrange to have professional photographs done for keepsakes, and you can get really neat graduation picture cards that may also be kept for a very sensible price. There are plenty of suppliers of graduation gifts and if you look online the ideas are simply endless for creating what will be a very special occasion.
Whatever you choose to do, always remember this is a day for you – the parent – to be proud, too, so make sure you relax and enjoy yourself, as it’s a one-off occasion! Talk to the other parents and see what they think, we’re sure they’ll go with the idea of a joint party for all the above reasons and more.