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Whether you want to keep your celebration small and low-key or if you want to invite the whole family out to celebrate this important milestone, it pays to take some time to work on the preparations for your college graduation party. One way to reduce the amount of planning that you’ll have to do is to work with a South Coast event venue that has social event coordinators on staff to assist with all the details. From picking the menu to ordering a special celebration cake, the Swansea, MA event planning team at Venus de Milo can help you plan a party that you’ll never forget.
What Kind of Party Do You Want?
Consider the feelings of the guest of honor and what they will want in the way of a college graduation party. Will they want a formal dinner with a slideshow featuring memories from their educational journey or something casual with a lot of family and friends stopping by to congratulate them on their success? Before you start to plan a party in Swansea, it’s a good idea to know whether you want a big party or a small party, a formal affair or a casual gathering, a big dinner or a small cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres. The more you know before you meet with the event manager, the easier it will be to plan everything else.
Another great way to nail down some ideas for your party is to pick a theme. Take a tour of the South Coast event venue and see what you’ve got to work with before you start buying decorations. Venus de Milo is a well-appointed facility that creates a beautiful backdrop for just about any type of party you might want to throw. Once you have met with the social event coordinators, you can start choosing the theme for your party, which can just be a color theme, a fun party theme or a theme that is related to the degree that the guest of honor just received.
Some ideas for graduation party themes can include:
- profession based – medical, business, legal, etc.
- seasonal or holiday related ideas
- menu based – seafood, Italian, Portuguese, etc.
- hobbies or personal interests
- sports related – football, basketball, baseball, etc.
- “this is your life” featuring photos and memories
What Will You Do?
The next thing you need to think about when you plan a party in Swansea is what you want to do. Do you want to have a DJ or a live band for dancing? Do you want to hire an entertainer, such as a comedian or other type of performer? Will you want to include a photo booth so everyone can take photos to remember the special occasion? How about an open bar or a special celebration cocktail that goes with the theme of your party? Maybe some party games to get everyone interacting and hanging out together? Whatever you want to include at your party, make sure to discuss it with the event planners at the South Coast event venue to make sure there is ample space and opportunity to include the things that you want featured.
If you are going to hire an outside vendor, such as an entertainer or performer, make sure to check with the Swansea, MA event planning staff. Sometimes there can be restrictions or requirements on who you can invite to work at the venue, based upon insurance, liabilities and other important reasons. Your vendor may need to provide proof of insurance or other credentials in order to be approved to perform during your college graduation party. The social event coordinators can help you with all of the details regarding any vendors that you might require, including photographers, photo booth operators, cake and dessert bakers, or any other extra feature that you want to include.
Who Do You Want to Invite?
Once you have your guest list, it’s time to send out the invitations. You may need to secure the South Coast event venue in advance and have a “guesstimate” on the number of guests in order to get a quote for using the facility, so you might want to approach guests ahead of time to find out if they will be available. One way to do this is to send a “save the date” pre-invitation to find out who will be able to make it to the party, and who won’t. Just make sure to give your guests enough advance notice to make plans to attend and give the venue enough time to secure the date and plan the party in Swansea. Remember, if you are hosting a party during the “busy season,” dates may be limited. Ask about week night options and other less-popular dates in order to secure the space you require.
Contact Venus de Milo to Schedule Your Party
If you are interested in planning a college graduation party at our local venue, make sure to speak with our social event coordinators to secure the date as soon as you are sure about using the space. Our Swansea, MA event planning team can help you with all of the details, including menu selection and vendor coordination, to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Call today at 508-678-3901 to secure your date or to schedule a tour of our facility.