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From May to June, graduates and their families celebrate completing this stage of their lives by throwing a party in the grad’s honor. Here are some fun tips to help you as you plan your “grad bash” this spring! • Make invitations into little diplomas. Use a calligraphy pen to script the invitation, roll the paper up and tie with a colored ribbon. • Find out what gifts your grad would like. He or she may even want to put together a gift registry at their favorite store. • Give each graduating guest a white t-shirt and set out permanent markers so that they can sign their classmates’ shirts. • Make a time capsule. Have each person bring something that has to do with their years in high school. Place this in a box and give to someone for safe keeping until the ten year reunion. • Play pin the mustache on the teacher. Blow up a picture from the yearbook of a favorite teacher, your teen will give you an idea of which one to use. • If it’s hot outside, a water balloon toss is always fun, (played just like and egg toss but not as messy). Choose the balloon colors to match the school colors. • Have a sign-in board. You can use a large scroll to keep the diploma theme or place pictures of as many of the classmates as you can find

around the edges of a large poster board. • Place the name of a teacher on a sticky label. When a guest comes in, stick it on their back. They have to ask other guests yes or no questions about the teacher and guess who it is by the end of the night. • Have a memory note station. Set up “note boxes” for each guest, and paper and pens to write notes to each other. The teens can write their memories of the other person down and stick it in their friend’s box. • Food, food, food!! Graduation cupcakes and “grandma’s meatballs” are a must. • Video tape the party! Place the video camera on a tripod and just let it roll. • Don’t try to have too many activities. Teens love to just get together, talk and listen to music. • Lastly, right before the party is ready to start, take time out to give your graduate a big hug and let the celebration begin! In closing, whether it’s a small family affair, a simple open house or a full blown event with all the trimmings, don’t forget that the success is in the planning.

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