One would think that after planning three high school graduation parties within four years, I’d pretty much be an expert. Know what? I think I am. I have it down to a science–too bad (well, not really) this is our last graduate. The best advice I have is to Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.
I’ve already purchased the basics: tableware, napkins, and tablecloths. The announcements went out today–a week later than I wanted them to, but at least they’re in the mail. I’ve lined up friends to hostess the party, so I can mingle with the guests (best idea ever!).
The menu is planned, and much of it is already purchased:
- pulled beef
- baked hot dogs (much easier than grilling and almost as good)
- veggie & fruit tray
- popcorn bar
- bars (in Minnesota-speak, that means yummy desserts usually made in a cake pan or on a cookie sheet, and often involving chocolate)
I do have a few items left on my to-do list:
- Scan pictures from his 18 years. Year one is done, but that’s it.
- Have child #3 create his slide show
- Clean windows
- Clean the house!
Unfortunately, painting the house exterior won’t get done until after the party, but that’s life.
Now, off to scan those pictures!