When one of your favorite clients asks you to help plan + style their son's graduation party, you jump on the opportunity! We plan a lot of events for Theresa and her family and this year we have so many exciting things on the calendar! For this event we went with a bohemian inspired vibe. From the sailcloth tent that housed the bar and small seating area, to the gorgeous macrame hammock down to the stunning florals, we can't decide what was our favorite part. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you like best!
Plan ahead: Even if you can't hire an event planner, try to give yourself and your guests enough notice about your party. Don't leave everything to the last minute, especially the invitations. Try to give your guests at least two months notice.
Tell your neighbors: If you don't plan on inviting your neighbors to your event, let them know you're expecting a large amount of guests. This way they can plan accordingly or maybe even leave during that time frame.
Customize if you can: try to incorporate the school the guest of honor graduated from or the new school they will be attending. This is an easy and effortless way to add to the graduation theme without getting out of control with school logos. Try a custom cake or lawn games! We loved the custom cake from The Vintage Cake and custom made jenga in the yard!
Leave the catering/serving up to the professionals: there is no way you can enjoy your party, cook the food and clean up after guests. It is just not realistic. Leave the dirty work up to the professionals, ask your caterer to bring a server or two and a bartender to keep your event (and drinks) flowing smoothly.
Create some shade: Summer is prime time for dehydrated and overheated guests! If renting a tent is not in the budget, try to get a few umbrellas or make sure you have indoor seating for guests to cool off.
Congratulations Michael, we wish you the best of luck in all of your new endeavors! It was a pleasure bringing this party to life for you!
Nicole + Paige