Whether it is your child’s kindergarten, high school, or college graduation, you are probably excitedly planning their graduation party. School is out, summer is in, and friends and family members are eager to celebrate the grad. Party planning can be stressful so as Portland’s favorite corporate caterer, we at Rivers Edge Catering have put together a few tips to make your planning experience a breeze.
Plan the day and send invitations
While you, of course, can not control the date of the graduation ceremony, planning your party for the same evening may not be a great idea. Many families will also be planning graduation parties around the same time and your child will want to celebrate with them too. Coordinate your graduation party with your child’s best friends to make sure that everyone will be available.
Let the caterer take care of the food
Parties are supposed to be fun but when you are expected to plan, cook, host, serve and clean up, they can quickly become stressful. By hiring Rivers Edge Catering, you save countless hours and maybe even days by eliminating grocery shopping and cooking.
While cooking and preparing food for lots of people may be something that you enjoy, it can be very challenging. And spending your party worrying about keeping the food full can make your party experience stressful.
This is an important time for you and your grad and you should optimize your time celebrating with them instead of stressing about food preparation. Our team at Rivers Edge Catering will do it all for you so that you don’t have to do anything but enjoy your time with your grad.
Pick food that everyone can enjoy
It is likely that your guests may be attending more than one graduation party that evening. It may be wise to serve lighter fare, small bites, and finger foods. We recommend choosing from our wide selection of salads and wraps.
If you are worried about pleasing everyone, steering clear of food allergies, or may have pickier party guests considering hosting one of our many “build your own” bars. Some of our favorites are our taco bar, build your own gyro bar, and our custom baked potato bar.
Time to have fun
It’s important to have fun activities for your guests to do besides mingle and eat delicious food. We recommend setting up lawn games such as corn-hole or horseshoe.
Setting up a photo station with fun props is an excellent way to keep everyone occupied and laughing. Plus your photos will make great keepsakes to remember the day.
Graduation parties can be bittersweet. It’s a time of hope and excitement but also a time where your grad may not be seeing his or her school friends as much anymore. We hope that you choose Rivers Edge Catering to make this special event perfect for you and your grad.