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Three graduation party theme ideas that your student will actually be excited about!
Every year, there’s a crazy week in the spring where high school and college students alike rush around attending all kinds of graduation parties, while working to plan one of their own. Your student wants their party to be memorable, unique and customized to them, their interests and their friends. That’s why we’ve put together three fun graduation party theme ideas that will wow parents, students and guests!
Taco ‘Bout A Future!
It’s Nacho average fiesta! Holy Guacamole, your student is graduating! Imagine festive streamers, candy filled pinatas, a salsa and guacamole bar and tacos for days. None of your invitees will be able to turn down a Taco Tuesday themed invite. Try it! We dare you.
Donut Forget About Me
It’s a graduation brunch with donuts and mimosas (virgin of course if guests are in high school)! Many of the parties your student will be invited to are going to happen in the afternoon and evening. Avoid any awkward scheduling conflicts by hosting a breakfast graduation party.
Netflix & Chill *Outdoor Movie Night*
Join for a backyard soiree complete with movie night concessions and a full-fledged candy bar. Rent an outdoor movie projector and screen, and provide yard games for before and after the big screen event. Guests of all ages will be excited to eat popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and hot dogs while they enjoy a classic or new-release film.
Your Event Party Rentals can help make your graduation party go off without a hitch! We offer delivery and setup so you do not have to stress. Tents, furniture, dinnerware and more are available. Contact us for a free quote.
Each of the five senses plays an important role in stimulating the brain and creating lasting memories. The five senses – sight, smell, touch, sound and taste – also present unique opportunities to add personality to your big day. Here are a few ideas for transforming your event into a day that will delight the senses, and delight your guests:
Sight is the most obvious, and in our opinion, “FUN” sense to incorporate into your wedding. Everyone wants their guests to be blown away by how creative and put together their wedding venue and decorations are. Make a visual impact with a unique color scheme, layout, and lighting. Mix patterns, color and textures to create the mood you want. Exciting and energized. Calming and comfortable. Warm and intimate. A beautiful venue and setting is essential, but customized decorations can add personality and impact.
Smell is an often overlooked sense during event planning, but it is SO important, as it’s one of the first encounters your guests will have with your event. Smell is also said to be the most impactful in creating memory. Your food and florals will already smell heavenly and captivate your guests as soon as they walk in, but you may also consider adding scented candles or burning incense. Many couples engage in cleansing rituals, like burning sage, to make a room or area smell fragrant and welcoming.
Texture, feeling and mood matters. From the invitation paper and room temperature, to the sandy beach floor, your guests will be engaging with your event at every turn. Imagine the feelings your guests will experience from the moment they arrive to the end of the event. Incorporate the sense of touch through the textures of your dinnerware, wedding dress fabric, furniture, and decorations.
Close your eyes and listen to your event. Laughter. Conversation. Your favorite music. What does your big day sound like? Band or DJ? Welcoming music when guests arrive? Song choices for the wedding ceremony? Even background noise can either add or subtract to guests’ mood. String quartets, acoustic guitar and harps provide happy, romantic vibes. Outdoor weddings are filled with the soothing sounds of nature. DJs often play popular hits or music from past decades. Just make sure your music choices are unique to you while also being something your guests will enjoy.
Mmm… food and drink… wedding day staples. You’re probably already planning for all your favorite foods, champagne and cocktails, but have you considered incorporating other creative taste elements? Homemade hot chocolate? How about a candy bar? Chocolate fountain? Don’t forget the basics such as flavored water, hot coffee and local teas! Color and lighting both play a huge factor in perceived taste so think about the color palettes and ambiance when planning your menu as well.
Your Event Party Rentals is here for all of your special days including your wedding reception. Contact us for a bridal appointment and free quote in either our Plymouth or Brighton locations.
College and High School graduations are just around the corner. We have tents, tables, chairs, linens, china and glassware for all of your party needs. Book now before the rush. Delivery and pick-up included. Planning early means less stress as graduation draws nearer. Stop by our Plymouth or Brighton locations and take advantage of our free rental quotes. We look forward to making your celebration fun, fantastic and stress-free.
Congratulations to our newly engaged couples! Did you know that the holiday season is the number one time for engagements? We are so excited to meet you and help make your special day perfect. We have everything you need including a beautiful array of linens, high quality chairs, and chair covers, and tents to make your dream wedding come true. To get started, make an appointment today with one of our wedding specialists at Your Event Party Rental. We have two convenient locations in Plymouth and Brighton.
We don’t know about you, but for many of our clients the least favorite part of any big event is estimating numbers. How many invitees are actually going to RSVP “yes”? Is there a chance that some of the “yes” RSVPs won’t show? Or that someone will change their mind and show up last minute? Do I need extra glassware? Napkins? Plates? Chairs?
Here are a few of our suggestions when it comes to estimating event numbers:
1. Multiply the number of guests invited by 66 percent
According to wedding experts, approximately one third of your invitees won’t attend your event. If you have quite a few out of town guests, the number of “no” RSVPs could be even higher.
2. Estimate your dinnerware numbers and always allow for mishaps
If you’re planning on a sit-down dinner, you can estimate the number of plates much better. Although everyone should have dinnerware at their place setting, you should always plan on someone needing an extra plate or a dish getting broken, dirty or dropped. We suggest ordering at least ten extra plates for every hundred guests.
If you’re planning on a buffet service, you’ll need to plan on renting many more extras. At buffet weddings, people tend to move around and set down plates, picking up new ones when they return for seconds. We would suggest an additional 25-40 plates for every 100 people.
The same rules apply for cake and dessert plates.
When considering dinnerware, always remember to include your vendors (Photographer, videographer, Officiant, etc.) who will likely be eating at some point during the event.
3. Allot enough glassware for your bar service
The number of glasses you will need for your wedding, depends on the drinks and the type of drink service you plan on having. With an open bar, out of habit, guests will expect to have a new glass with each drink. Therefore, take into account how many drinks you are serving (wine, beer, cocktails…) and the amount of alcohol your friends, family and co-workers are likely going to consume. Don’t forget to account for any pre-ceremony welcome drinks, and the champagne glasses needed for toasts.
If you are a bride-to-be, please make an appointment with one of our wedding specialists in either our Plymouth or Brighton locations. We can help put your mind at ease and plan for your big day.