Grad Party #3!

Graduation CelebrationOne 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)
  • MP900314309[1]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)
  • cake

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!

Comments 4

  1. Well done, mon ami. 😉 Always the critical few things left to do. It’ll be sensational. Congratulations on raising three great young people.

  2. It sounds like you’re becoming a professional party planner. Great job. It sounds like it should be a fun day for everyone, even if bittersweet that it is your last one. Enjoy the time with family and friends. By the way—great idea having hosts/hostesses so you can enjoy the day as well.

    1. Hi Debbie – I’m not a big party person, so I’m not terribly disappointed that this is the last. 🙂

      I asked friends to host the previous two parties, and it made the day so much easier! I didn’t have to worry about food or beverages or anything. Having hosts is the best advice I can give a grad party planner.

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