1. Special foods, of course.
Take in the takeout! You can order in a TexMex feast, or a Chinese buffet, or a pizza-palooza. Maybe your grad wants his favorites fresh off the backyard grill. Easy enough to fire it up, then finish off with–oh, yeah!–a s’mores bar! Or serve up a fun and festive ice cream party–who doesn’t love ice cream?! (These make my mouth water!)
2. Special serving
Don’t skimp on the presentation: feature school colors and the grad theme. Online stores are your friend, for sure! Set out a special plate for the grad on a festively set table.
This is a great start for a table…love this for a tablecloth you can write on and throw away
Vintage crate- only one
3. Special memories
Get your grad’s help setting up a celebratory display: jerseys, ribbons, medals and certificates, photos of friends and memorable events. And be sure to photograph and video the party to share with others. Create a private Facebook page to share memories and allow others to wish the grad future success. I love this shadow box… and this frame
4. Special games
There are shortages out there, but no shortage of team gaming. Your grad and her teammates can begin conquering the world by a team win of their favorite online game. (Here’s mine!!)
photo via bigdotofhappiness.com
5. Special announcement
And, of course, a yard sign. Their friends will know where to drive by and honk!
Love a lot, laugh together, and celebrate your grad’s achievement as a family. Hey, there are some compensations for missing the stadium ceremony: for the first time, your grad gets to pick his or her own graduation speaker!
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