School’s Out! Weekend Graduation Party

School’s Out! Weekend Graduation Party

When warm weather starts to stick around more regularly, it can only mean one thing. School is winding down for the kids, and for some lucky students, graduation is on the horizon. Whether it’s preschool, grade school, high school or college, graduating is a big deal. So what’s the best way to remember this milestone? A fun outdoors party!

Graduation is a significant event in a person’s life, as one chapter closes and another begins. So commemorate this important day with an outdoors party that revolves around your graduate!

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Serve a few appetizers and make sure to have them stationed in different areas in the backyard to keep your guests moving and socializing!

5 Ingredient Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad
Chili Chip Party Planner
Cocktail Meatballs
Shrimp Caesar Salad
Easy Stuffed Jalapenos

Main Courses

Celebrate big with these tasty and fun main courses!

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Mini Cheeseburgers
French Fried Onion Chicken
Chilled Italian Mostaccioli Salad
Super Roast Beef Subs

Side Dishes
Every guest will need a yummy side next to their main meal. These will do the trick!

White Bean and Tomato Salad
Country Mashed Potatoes
Yummy Coleslaw
Smooth Flawless Garlic Bread
Sweet Noodles

Make sure to incorporate the graduate’s fave dessert here!

Crustless Blueberry Pie Dessert
Italian Cannoli
Jello Surprise Cake
Lime Fruit Balls
Almost Candy Bars

Serve cool drinks to keep your guests refreshed throughout the party!

Citrus Kool Aid
Pina Colada Smoothie
Cool Water Shakes
Minty Watermelon Cooler
Passionate Mimosa

Presentation Pointers:

  1. If your child is graduating high school, decorate the walls and the backyard with college pennants, banners and jerseys from college the graduate will be attending in the fall. If your graduate isn’t off to college then incorporate one the graduate’s favorite hobbies. If he or she likes basketball, use name tags, confetti, centerpieces that tie into the sport.
  2. Send out fun diploma invitations. You can purchase them at a party store or make them yourself. Write the party details on a cream-colored sheet of paper with a black marker. Roll it up and tie a red ribbon around it.
  3. Since graduating is a big deal, have everyone leave a personal message a guest book. Ten years from now, the graduate can look back at the guest book and remember what a good time he or she had at this party.

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