This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

As the end of the school year draws near, it’s time to start planning summer fun – including graduation parties! Throwing your grad the most memorable party for one of the biggest days in their life doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming when you plan ahead and have a little help! Here’s 5 tips for planning a graduation party  and making it the best it can be!

5 Tips For Planning a Graduation Party

1. Guest list.

Making a guest list is one of the first steps for planning the rest of your party. Decide if you’ll just invite family or if you’ll add in friends and neighbors. If your budget allows, you may want to invite anyone that is important to your family to celebrate this special occasion. Your grad may appreciate seeing Aunt Sally and Uncle Bob or even teachers or coaches from their past. Make a list and move on to planning the rest of the party!

2. Location.

Having a guest list in place will help you decide the best place to hold your party. Decide if you’ll hold the party at your home or another location. If having your grad’s party at your home isn’t an option, locations such as Buca di Beppo is the perfect place for great Italian food and fun! Buca di Beppo offers authentic italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting with lively music and engaging staff. Plus, Buca’s family-style dishes are perfect for groups of all sizes. When it comes to celebrating special occasions, there’s no place like Buca when a memorable party is on the menu!


3. Time and Date.

Pick a time and date that is convenient for the big day! If your graduation ceremony is earlier in the day, you may like to have your celebration the same day. If it’s later in the day, you may chose to have your party another day and time so that you can enjoy your guest and it won’t be late in the evening by the time you’re able gather.

4. Decorations.

Decorations aren’t always necessary but they make for a memorable event! Balloons, pictures of your grad from grade school to high school for centerpieces and place settings the color of your grad’s school colors are great ideas that set the mood for the event. Don’t forget a guest book where your guests can sign their name and leave well wishes for your grad!

5 Tips For Planning a Graduation Party

5. Food.

Decide if you’d like a sit down meal or appetizers at your party. Some people like to mingle and chat while hanging out. But others like to sit down and share a meal together. At Buca you can dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality in a comfortable semi-private dining rooms that can accommodate all of your friends and family. They offer delicious, family-style dishes perfect for sharing with your friends and family!


5 Tips For Planning a Graduation Party

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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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