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The Do's & Don'ts of Planning a Graduation Party April 3, 2019

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The Do's & Don'ts of Planning a Graduation Party, Lincoln, Nebraska

It’s spring—a season that is all about transitions. And for some, this spring marks an especially large milestone—their last as a high school, college, or graduate student. If your son or daughter is a member of the class of 2019, a celebration is likely in your future. From booking an event space to arranging for entertainment, follow these tips to plan a successful graduation party.


Rent an event space.

While it's tempting to host a party at your home, most houses don't offer the open layout necessary for large social gatherings. Renting an event space ensures there's plenty of room and seating for your guests. Additionally, a proper venue allows you to avoid the stress and hassle of cooking and cleanup.

Consider hosting a joint event.

event spaceShared events are an excellent way for graduates to celebrate their achievement together. This arrangement works incredibly well for close friends as well as relatives that are in the same graduating class as it's much easier for family members to attend one party than two. Opting for a joint celebration is also beneficial if you're on a tight budget because you can split the cost of the event space with the other hosts.


Fail to remember entertainment.

While food is often the main focus of party planning, entertainment enriches the experience. Games inject a dose of fun into any occasion, so consider themed variations customized to the graduate's life. Visual presentations, like slideshows, provide another opportunity to show your child how proud you are of them.

Leave out the graduate in the planning process.

It's only natural that you don't want to add any stress onto your child's shoulders, but leaving them completely out of the arrangements is likely to backfire. Since it's their big day, the party should represent their tastes and ideas. To make sure they feel included, review the theme, guest list, and menu with them before finalizing the plans.

Planning a graduation party? Make it an unforgettable event by booking the Starlite Lounge & Banquet Room in Lincoln, NE. Featuring decor inspired by the 1940s, the retro event space provides the ideal setting for memorable celebrations, like birthdays and graduations. The Lancaster County reception venue offers seating for 56 guests, along with appetizers and customized buffet options. Take a closer look at the banquet room by browsing their online gallery, and learn more about the reservation process by calling (402) 475-8822.

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