Every graduate will have a list of “must invite” people and that's a good place to start when planning your graduation party guest list.
How do you decide on who to invite? Make a list of:
Once you have your guest list started, the most important thing you must do is pick a date for your party. While this may seem easy, consider the end of school will be filled with other friend's graduation parties, weddings, and summer vacations, so the earlier you can decide on a date, the better.
A crucial aspect of picking a date is to make sure the most important people in your child's life, grandparents, best friends, and other relatives, have the date open. Make sure everyone has the day off work, including the graduate, your spouse and your graduates significant other! Make sure best friends' parents don't schedule their party the same time as yours as everyone will be disappointed, your party mood and turnout and will suffer or may even be cut short to accommodate other events.
You may want to consider mailing Save the Date Cards eight weeks or more in advance of your party so guests can mark their calendars. Parents that also have a child graduating will appreciate the heads up to avoid scheduling their party at the same time and making graduates and friends choose which party to attend. If you have people that won't come to the party because it's too hard for them to travel, consider sending graduation announcements to them instead of an invitation to a party.
Your graduate will be talking about graduation on social media and at school, so be sure to include your child in all areas of party planning so your party will go smoothly and they will not miss out on important events or friends' parties they might not have told you about yet.
Remember, your graduate is going to be busy with their friends at their graduation parties and you will probably be invited to several of them too, so be sure to leave time in your schedule to relax and celebrate this milestone in your child's life.
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