Someone you know is probably graduating soon from something. After all its that time of year again. If you’re lucky its you or someone you love and a party is in order! Why settle for a boring old BBQ when it is easy to spice it up?
First you will need a funky theme, and I have got just the one for you:
Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up!?
Invite guests to dress up as whoever they want to be deep down inside. You will end up with guests dressed as artists, firefighters, seamstresses, spies, beach bums, cowboys, gardeners, and if you’re lucky one will come as a bobsledder for team USA.
Give guests the chance to participate and celebrate the dreams they have. And remind them that they are never too old to do what you want to do!
You will end up with an array of dreams mixing and mingling. Things can get quite imaginative, and you will have fun coming up with just what it is that you were born to be!
Give those dreamers something to do on a warm afternoon. Prepare a garden box, pots, or a spot in the yard, with rich soil and provide a bed of various plants. Set up the scene so guests can come and go as they please, adding new growth to the earth. This is a fun and symbolic activity that will remind your guests of the growth they still have ahead of them. The kids will love it! If you do pots, guests can take home their creation.
Another activity that will be sure to please, is a makeshift graduation ceremony complete with a keynote speaker and a speech from your new graduate. Most of your guests won’t make it to the real ceremony, so give them a down home taste. Make sure the graduate has a hat so he or she can throw it in the air to signal the end of the ceremonies.
Supply corsages for your special guests to wear for the party. Moms, grandparents, fathers, and anyone else noteworthy to the graduate’s life make for great choices.
Keep it light and simple. Live the dream!