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Your Grad Party Checklist | Sycamore Graduation and Senior Photographer

Your Grad Party Checklist | Sycamore Graduation
and Senior Photographer

Every senior wants a grad party to remember! You want yours to be the one people talk about for years to come, but you also want it to be a stress-free experience…you have a ton of things to juggle when senior year is ending. That’s where we come in. Today on the blog, we have some simple ideas to make your party planning a little easier.

Create a Theme: This doesn’t have to be complicated theme, but a theme can help things be cohesive and really pull your ideas together. I love simple color themes, and you can even use the colors of your high school, or your prospective college home. If you’re heading to nursing school, or planning to play a certain sport, those can be good themes too.

Plan a Photo Booth: I love this idea because it not only gives your guests something fun to do, it also helps you remember who was at your party and preserves your memories. You can set up a simple backdrop with something you purchase (lots of ideas on Etsy and Pinterest, or even just line a wall with solid wrapping paper), or you can make it even easier by having someone come in and set up a Photo Booth your guests will love (wink, wink!). If you don’t hire a photographer, be sure to designate a guest or family member to take photos for you.

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Create a ‘Words of Wisdom’ jar with pieces of paper + pens for guests to share or have it magazine style, which SMP creates for you. Compact & easy to take with you, no matter where your party is!

 
Decide if you want an OPEN-HOUSE or a PARTY: With so many graduation parties happening this time of year, having an open-house opens the doors to allow guests to party hop and make an appearance at more than one. A party is a set time and usually discourages drop-ins. Depending on when you have your event, consider one or the other.

Don’t miss our other graduation posts below, filled with plenty more tips for your senior experience!

Stepping Out + Stepping Up | Sycamore Senior Photographer

Graduation Announcements | Northern Illinois Senior Photographer

 

Your Sycamore Senior Photographer ||  Andrea@ShiningMomentsPhotography.com

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