This year, graduation may look a little different for some graduates, but that shouldn’t stop you from commemorating this major milestone! From celebrating virtually to throwing an outside graduation party — make the big day memorable with these hosting ideas!
Outside Graduation Party Ideas
Given the restrictions on gatherings, having an indoor celebration is most likely out of the question. So, what is a host to do? Move the festivities outside, of course!
Does the graduate enjoy sports? Are they top-ten in their class? Or maybe they’ve just been accepted into a prestigious university. Consider the grad’s personality and accomplishments, and cater the decor and invites around these ideas.
Start with simple, school color-themed decorations and incorporate strings of white light for a festive yet functional ambiance. Include fun stations like a photo booth, cake or cupcake display, and even an outdoor game section (i.e., giant Jenga, cornhole, DIY bowling, etc.).
And don’t forget the food! Whether it’s hot dogs over a fire or fajitas catered from a local establishment, make sure to have a variety.
Plan a Virtual Graduation Party
Just as people working from home use video conferences to take care of business, you can also hold a virtual graduation party! Send out E-vites with dates, times, and meeting links, and have your guests send over graduation gifts or cards they’d like to give before the big day.
Incorporate a few graduation party game ideas like “Who Knows the Graduate Best” or charades. And if you really want to get fancy, schedule porch deliveries of cupcakes or other goodies to local attendees to enjoy during the party!
Thanks to technology, you can enjoy delicious food and company without having to worry about how to celebrate graduation without a party. With this idea, you can avoid health concerns, cleaning your home after the event, or planning a lavish menu. A virtual graduation party might not be traditional, but with technology, anything is possible!
Throw a Drive-By Celebration
If you’re not up for an outdoor party and would prefer not to deal with technology, invite friends and family over for a drive-by graduation party! With this idea, everyone can support the grad’s endeavors with signs and car horns from the confines of their own vehicles.
Decorate the outside of your home with large banners, balloons, and school flags. Hand out party favors and snacks for that added, personal touch. And if possible, consider setting up a drink station for parched attendees along the way. This drive-by celebration idea is sure to leave your graduate feeling loved and appreciated for all their hard work.
Taking the Next Step
Life after graduation can take a graduate in many different directions, and CORT Furniture Rental is here to help them get settled no matter where they end up! If you’re helping your grad prepare for the next phase of life, browse furniture online, select the package they’ll need, and schedule delivery to their new home!
Our team will deliver and set up furniture, so your new grad doesn’t have to worry about transporting old furniture to their new apartment. When they’re done renting furniture, we’ll pick it up! It’s really that simple. Explore CORT furniture subscription packages online today!