When you think back to your high school years, it may seem like it was a lifetime ago. But graduation is something that will always carry fond memories of how excited and proud you felt. It’s a pivotal moment that celebrates one of the first significant milestones of academic success. So when it’s time to recognize your child’s graduation, it deserves to be observed in a momentous way.
Planning a graduation party to remember requires a few important elements, like a suitable venue with plenty of space and in-house catering. Here are some tips to help get you started.
Making the Guest List
Talk to your teen about who to invite. You need to know whether this will be a friends-only event, or if it will include family members as well. This will let you determine the appropriate tone of the graduation party and will enable you to lock down a venue once you know how many will be attending.
Picking a Venue
You can’t throw down the party of the year without the perfect venue. And since graduation is a busy time, it’s always essential that you book a spot at least 3 months in advance. Keep in mind that you need enough space and flexibility to accommodate your needs, including a semi-formal setting with a dance floor so your child and their friends can have some fun.
Determining Food & Entertainment
When it comes to planning a graduation party that will impress – or any memorable event, for that matter – the food and entertainment are what really counts. It’s what most guests look forward to! So this needs some extra thought and consideration. When figuring out these areas, you need a comprehensive mix that will appeal to everyone. The venue that you book should be able to help provide or assist with catering services, along with recommendations for service providers, such as a DJ.
Making the Right Impression with St. Elias Centre
The St. Elias Centre can make your graduation party planning a breeze. Here, you can find everything you need all within our modern, multi-purpose event space. Our centre is designed with convenience in mind, including plenty of parking, a spacious lobby, and an 11,500 square foot hall. So whether you have 50 guests or 400, we can accommodate.
Need in-house catering and service that doesn’t suck? We have you covered for that too! In fact, we go above and beyond to ensure that our comprehensive menu options created by our executive chef use only the best quality ingredients to create the ultimate culinary experience for you and your guests. Our staff are here to help make your event a culinary success.
When it’s time to put your child’s graduation plan into action, visit our website or contact us directly to learn more about how we can assist you. At St. Elias, we’re happy when you’re happy.