How to Plan the Perfect Graduation Party

February 3, 2017

If your graduation from your online masters in counseling from Bradley University is fast-approaching, then the time is right to start planning the perfect graduation party. You’ve put in all the necessary work for your online counseling degree, you’re ready to get out into the job force and start to help clients, but there’s no reason not to take a moment to celebrate all you’ve achieved with those who are closest to you.  There are a few different party styles we’ll take a look at so you can find one that matches your personality.

An Elegant and Small Celebration

If you find yourself a bit on the shy and reserved side, then an elegant and small celebration with family and/or friends is probably the way to go. It still gives you a chance to celebrate your achievements, but it’s nothing too over the top.

Ideal venues for this kind of celebration include a fine-dining restaurant, a trendy pub, a backyard garden party, or even a special dinner you’ve planned at your own house. If you’re going with elegant and small you want the emphasis to be in the details such as the food, drinks, décor, and atmosphere.

Keeping It All in the Family

For students who studied online and don’t have a big network of school friends, you may want to do the family-friendly style of graduation party. This is also great for those who have gone back to school and may already have a family of their own. These types of parties are usually kept fairly small, but can include a fun activity such as a day at the amusement park, a pool-party, or a big family BBQ.

The Wild and Crazy Party

For some graduates a small and quiet gathering is the exact opposite of what they consider a “celebration”. If this sounds like you then you will probably prefer the idea of a wild and crazy party. This is the kind of party that is a friends-only event and likely takes place at a bar or a club. You may even want to go really extreme and take a weekend trip with friends to Las Vegas and celebrate in style.

If you happen to be working on a budget, this is usually the least budget-friendly option. You have to keep in mind you’ll want something to wear; there can also be transportation costs involved, as well as drinks, and food. If this is the event your heart is set on, it’s a good idea to start saving in advance if possible.

Offer Plenty of Notice

No matter which party type you’re planning on, be sure to offer your guests plenty of advance notice. The more notice you give them, the more likely it is they will be able to attend.

Give Yourself the Well-Earned Credit You Deserve

As you graduate from your masters in counseling there is no doubt that you can’t wait to get your first job and use your many skills and knowledge to make a different in people’s lives, but at the same time it’s important you give yourself credit for all that you have achieved.


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