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How To Host A Memorable Graduation Party

How To Host A Memorable Graduation Party

Your baby is graduating and it’s time to celebrate! Renee Patrone, CEO of Party Host Helpers, has a few ideas to throw a great graduation party that won’t compete with any tuition bills. Here are her little inexpensive shortcuts to help commemorate this big occasion:

Portrait Perfect

Use your beaming grad’s face to help decorate the graduation party. Create a photo garland, frame old baby pictures, even use cover tables with photo collages and put a piece of plexiglass on top. It’s inexpensive to print out these memories and some places will even print 4×4 square photos straight from an Instagram account in less than an hour.

Play on Words

Have fun with graduation themes and serve up these diploma-like cookies – just add a ribbon! You can also fill a giant vase with Smarties candies. Write fun names on mini chalkboard signs to label food such as “head of the class cupcakes,” “commencement cookies,” or “college cheeseboard,” etc.

Mix in the Future

If your graduate is heading off to college, incorporate those school’s colors in your theme through disposable napkins, tablecloths and plates all the way to banners, balloons or garlands. At your local craft store, grab the hollow numbers for 2016 and instead of standing up them, lay them flat and fill with candies that match the school’s colors.

Present Perfect

Help streamline presents and gifts for your graduate by having them create a graduation registry. It may seem excessive but it is an easy solution for all the people who will ask, “what do they need?” We like Dormco but you could also set up an Amazon Wishlist or a Target college registry. As your graduates will soon learn, practical purchases can make the best presents!

Party Host Helpers

From your baby’s first step to the first words to their first day of school, you never wanted to miss a milestone and you shouldn’t miss this one either! Let Party Host Helpers do the work from setting up the food, greeting your guests to even loading our dishwasher. This graduation party – just like your baby growing up – will go by in a flash and you deserve to enjoy every moment. Just make sure the gown is ironed and the cap is straight; Party Host Helpers will handle the rest.


Photos by Jean Schwarzwalder for Spoonful Magazine’s Summer 2016 Issue


Event planner Renee Patrone’s motto is “life’s a party, so enjoy it.” Owner and founder of Events by Renee and Party Host Helpers, she has spent the past 12 years helping clients across the country turn their dreams and visions into a reality. From coordinating weddings to organizing corporate events to staffing a backyard BBQ - Renee knows what it takes to throw a party so you, the host, can actually have fun! She’s been named “Best of Philly” for several categories and her expertise been featured in articles, blogs and TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City, West Palm Beach and more. Renee lives in Philadelphia but her suitcase is always packed for her next party adventure.

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