In a few short months, once again it will be graduation time. If this is the year your child graduates from high school, it’s important to make graduation a special day for them. After all, it is a once in a lifetime thing – graduating from high school, so they deserve to have a bit of a fuss made. The question is, what is the best way to mark the occasion?
There are lots of ways you can make graduation special; it’s just a case of working out what your child would like. To help you do that, here are a few ideas that have proved successful with past graduates.
Hold a party for them
A fun way to mark the occasion is by holding your child a graduation party. This can be a family-only party or an event that they’re allowed to invite their friends to. However, it’s important to remember that as most of your child’s friends will be graduating, there will be lots of parties.
So it might work out better to hold a joint party with some of the other parents – find out what everyone’s plans are and then go from there. Or maybe you could organize your child’s party for the day after graduation, instead of the day of it. If you do hold a party for your child, you could theme it like a graduation and have banners, bunting, graduate hats, and even a themed cake.
Take them out to a fancy dinner
If a party isn’t something that your child would enjoy, taking them out to a fancy dinner could be a better option. If there’s a restaurant that you know your child loves, organize a family dinner there on the night of their graduation. Just make sure to send out save-the-dates, at least, three months in advance, so that everyone your child wants there can come.
It’s a special day, and it should be made to feel like one – what better way to do that than with a fancy dinner? You could even get some champagne and toast the new graduate! It’s a big celebration, so bubbly is an absolute must.
Treat them to a graduation gift
Make your child feel special by presenting them with a beautiful gift to mark their graduation. A tradition that many families still carry on today is gifting the new graduate with graduation leis. A bunch of flowers make a nice gift but can they really compete with fresh leis?
Obviously, this type of gift won’t last. So it might be worth also buying them a present that they can keep forever to remember their graduation by. A piece of jewelry – a bracelet, earrings or watch, a beautiful framed photo, or something else that you think that would like. The gift you give them should be something that they can keep to remember their graduation day by.
Make your child’s graduation day special by finding the perfect ways to help them celebrate. Be it with a party, dinner or simply a gift it doesn’t matter, just as long as you show your child how proud of them you are.