Learn From Graduation Party Mistakes

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The first time you look at one of the free graduation party planners and see that you are already late sending out graduation invitations and arranging the graduation party can fill you with a sense of horror. With some experience you learn when to start and where to cut corners. However the first time through it you really don't have a sense of what works and what does not work. After going through all the graduation party items once or twice you do get a strong sense as to what works for you as a family and also for the graduate. You do of course have to adjust for the stage of education that the graduate is at. However once you have a basic idea of what works for you than you should be able to work with it no matter what age the graduate is.

The local kindergarten to us were keen to have a kindergarten graduation and that involved us all pitching in as parents to arrange a ceremony that was followed by a party. Although it was fairly simple with a limited budget, normal decorations, food the suited the graduates, games, music and favors that went with the party, we learned a lot about the way ahead. The things we learned were to work with the other parents, we established a great peer group that has worked for years. We also learned how to create a budget and just about stick to it. We also learned to create a plan and work hard to stick to it. Although a High School graduation is a totally different thing, the lessons learned were invaluable.

For our children graduation from High School we are a long way from family and felt that a party in our home would work but was not a necessity. Thankfully the families agreed a year in advance to copy the project graduation model and have a lock in party. The graduation party was a huge affair in a Shopping mall and the graduate's safety was assured. We created a large enough budget to make it special and we raised funds all year to make it work. The budget paid for venue rental, security, entertainment, food, games prizes, music, favors and lots of little stalls serving coffee and donuts and playing fairground type games, for example. The families disagreed here and there but overall the established peer group worked very well together. The party was a huge success and the very hard work was well worth it. I enjoyed being on clean up duty and seeing some of the great fun they had.

The biggest lessons in life can be to cultivate and maintain contacts. The contacts can come along in any part of your life and you can be on the look out for them. These contacts can help you to have a great home based party and well as a combined graduation party where you really need each other.

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