My cousin Courtney graduated high school last year and threw a joint graduation party with her best friend Tessa. A joint party is not only a great way to pool resources and save money, but it is also an opportunity for the graduate and his or her best buddies. Since so many of you are beginning to plan 2014 graduation parties, I thought now would be a great time to post pictures and ideas for a little inspiration! If your grad wants to have a joint celebration with their best friend (or friends), take a couple ideas from this well-planned party, and don’t forget to take a look at our other High School Graduation Party Ideas, too!
Courtney and Tessa opted for cute personalized centerpieces that included pictures with high school friends. The photos were mounted on patterned cardstock and an inexpensive graduation spray centerpiece.
The highlight of the party was the long sign-in/dessert/gift table near the entrance. This long table popped with trays of delicious homemade desserts in the center, decorations in the grads' school colors (blue and yellow), and a little gift/sign-in area for each graduate on either end.
Guests especially enjoyed a photo collage of Courtney's school pictures. From kindergarten to her graduation day, everyone enjoyed seeing how she had grown over the years. A good way to get guests involved is by making the photo collage a sign-in book! Have guests leave well wishes and advice on the matte with a permanent marker.
On the other end of the table, Tessa had a space for guests to sign in and leave gifts, too! This space included framed senior pictures and a scrapbook made by her family. It's important in a joint party to make sure each graduate has an area where their family and friends can sign-in, leave gifts, and greet the guest of honor. Make each grad feel special on their big day even though they're sharing the spotlight!
Though each graduate had her own space, a joint cupcake tower in the center tied the table together. It was piled high with cupcakes in their school colors (along with cupcake toppers with the school logo). While cupcake towers like these can sometimes be expensive, parents of the graduates were able to save money and throw a memorable party by pooling their resources.
Good luck planning your graduation party, and congratulations to the graduate from everyone here at Party411.com!