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Tuesday, March 30th by Katelyn Williams
Consider using your garage for that upcoming graduation party or any other soiree for that matter. It's the perfect space!
You might not be ready to accept the fact that your son or daughter is about to graduate, but it’s time to start thinking about that graduation party nonetheless. Don’t worry though, you don’t need a professional event planner to throw a memorable graduation party!
But there are a few things to think about apart from who to invite and what food to serve. The most important being, where you are going to host the party! Let's walk through a few graduation party ideas.
The Backyard? What if it rains? Or what if it’s 100 degrees and humid? OK, then how about inside? Well, so much for social distancing! What if you rent a venue for your party? That can cost a lot of money!
Wait a minute... What about your garage? Think about it; it’s the perfect place! There’s a lot of space. You can open the garage door for fresh air. Yet you're still protected from the elements.
Our polyaspartic garage floor coating will impress your guests with the added bonus that it's easy to clean up when the party is over.
Let's pause for a second... How does your garage look? More than likely, it’s a mess of garden tools, holiday decorations and sports equipment. Or, if you’re like most people, the concrete floor is stained and cracked. Yikes! How will you hide those!
You don't need to panic, but it is time to get serious about getting your garage ready for family and friends — and for making memories that will last a lifetime.
In other words, like your son or daughter, it’s time for your garage to grow up and graduate.
Now that you have the perfect venue for your graduation party, let's talk garage party decor. Decorations are essential to any garage party. They really set the scene for your guests and especially for graduation parties, they are a great way to display all your child's accomplishments! We'll begin with the basics:
Especially if you’re providing food and drink at your party, you’ll want to give guests a chance to sit down. Folding tables and chairs work perfectly for this if you dress them up enough! If you’re expecting a lot of people at your party, rent some extra tables and chairs from a party rental store then head to your local dollar store or even Amazon.com for cost-friendly tablecloths.
If you’re looking to add some extra decorations to the tables, try these easy ways to create the perfect graduation centerpiece:
Make the perfect party backdrop for memorable photos with Hello Garage slatwall.
Kids are all about selfies these days, so you’ll want to create the perfect background for them to take social media-worthy pictures.
Go above and beyond: Want to add even more fun to your graduation selfie station? Provide confetti poppers or streamers for the ultimate picture moment!
Show some school pride with your decorations! You can find napkins, plates, tablecloths and other items in your son or daughters’ specific school colors. A lot of times, your local party store will even carry supplies and other decorations with your high school’s logo on it, which is also a great touch!
A party is only as good as its lighting—and a space that is dimly lit can affect the mood of the guests! Especially if you don’t already have the adjustable LED lighting from Hello Garage, you’ll want to add some extra lighting to brighten up the space. Find outdoor string lights at a hardware store or dig out those Christmas lights and put them to use for no added costs. Plus, they’re easy to hang from the walls or ceiling with Command Hooks!
Set out grab-and-go food options for your party guests.
You don’t need to get fancy! Buffets or grab-and-go options are perfect for garage parties. Having a lunchtime party? Set out some buns, lunchmeat, cheese slices and condiments for an easy build your own sandwich station. How about dinner? Check with your favorite restaurant! They probably have catering options that can feed everyone at your graduation party. Want to just keep it light? Chips and dip, fruit and veggie trays and desserts are the best options for graduation party food that doesn’t break the bank.
And when the party’s over? Well, your newly graduated garage will be all grown up and ready for whatever possibilities life brings. Just like your graduating son or daughter!
Take the first step in getting your garage graduation-ready today by booking your free estimate.