Top 5 Graduation Party Planning Tips

An exciting time for students and parents alike, graduation season is one of our favorite times to support the Houston community by facilitating outstanding celebrations. With decades of experience perfecting the party recipe, we have every detail nailed down so you can relax and enjoy personalizing graduation party ideas to match your grad’s unique style.


With this expert advice in mind, planning a memorable graduation party becomes a fun and rewarding process.


5 Ways to Personalize Graduation Parties


1. Consult with Your Grad


The first step to delighting your grad is to understand their desires. You want them to feel comfortable, supported and proud at their big celebration. This is achieved by having the right people come together in the right atmosphere. So talk to your grad to find out about their vision for their graduation party and what role they would like in executing it. They may desire to do small tasks like personalizing invites, or they may want it all to be a big surprise. Whatever their style, we can help you have fun designing a party that embraces it.


2. Reserve Your Graduation Party Venue Early


Remember that you will be far from the only one planning a graduation party on your chosen date. To make sure you can reserve one that matches your grad’s style and facilitates your party plans, it’s important to look early for graduation party places to rent. Whether you set out on a search for graduation party halls near me or explore top party rooms in Houston, it is best to give yourself several months to make a careful decision. Ideally, you will reserve a premier Houston graduation party venue a few months in advance of your chosen date.


3. Build Fun into Your Custom Menu


Whether your teen of honor is exceptionally serious or playful, they will appreciate having an exciting element in their dining experience. They should be proud of their hard work and eager about what awaits them next. Let their graduation party menu reflect this sense of achievement and celebration by including delicious food with flare. From a slider bar to a taco station, there are lots of fun ways to reward guests. Build-your-own food stations also have the advantage of pleasing a wide variety of tastes and food preferences.


Your grad likely knows that how they present themselves can have as big of an impact on their success as how they actually perform. This is true of your menu items as well. That’s why we artistically display menu items in refreshing ways that embrace your party theme.


4. Creatively Boost School Pride


You want to send your grad off with only the fondest memories of their school. Insert some positive association and bring back some memories by personalizing desserts with school logo, name, colors and/or mascot. Our iced cookies are incredibly popular among teenagers and readily customized to evoke school pride. A big hit at dessert bars and also happily taken home, we love to see additional custom cookies wrapped up as party favors.


In addition to the creative surprises you have in store for your grad, don’t forget the banners and balloons they likely expect. Any décor available in school colors will set a fun and festive scene, and many can also serve as canvases for guests to sign to give your grad a keepsake from their special party.


5. Reserve Trusted Local Vendors


Working with a full service Houston catering company greatly reduces your graduation party planning checklist. From tables and tents to dance floors and decorations, we can provide everything you need to set up your event for success—and that includes staff! And having been integrated into the Houston community for decades, we know how to make your grad feel right at home.


But while we can provide professional servers and bartenders who certainly put on a show, you may also desire more traditional entertainment. From DJs to photographers, when it comes to choosing who services a graduation party, think local, experienced and available. The earlier you start looking and booking, the more options you will have!


Since 1988, we have enjoyed helping our community members, friends and family celebrate big and small achievements. It is our pleasure to learn about your student of honor to help them enjoy their graduation party to the fullest.


To enable us to lift responsibility from your shoulders and treat your grad to an exceptional experience, contact us online or give us a call at 713.699.1693.


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