If you’ve got a graduate in your family, this is the time to celebrate them as they make the next big steps in their life—whether that’s college, career, or uncharted territory.
This is one of those “big moments,” so celebrate with a bang! Peach Valley can help you do just that. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to celebrate, as well as our top picks for grad party treats.
Opt for the red-carpet treatment
This is a big milestone, so treat your grad (and their friends!) to the red-carpet treatment… literally! You can line your front porch or back patio with a red carpet—or better yet, a rug in the color of their alma mater—for a fun effect that’s sure to make them feel like the winners they are.
Bring on the balloons
What party would be complete without balloons? While keeping with the class color theme, you can put a fun twist on traditional balloons by filling up a clear balloon with clusters of smaller, colorful ones. You can also add in colorful confetti or glitter for a bright, ethereal effect.
Take a trip down memory lane
While graduation is largely about looking ahead, it’s also about reflection—looking back on the moments and people who got you this far! One novel way to take that trip down memory lane is with music. Have your grad and their friends assemble a playlist of some of their favorite songs from the past four years—the hits that defined their late-night study sessions, Friday night football games and every moment in between. Playing these songs will give the whole crowd plenty to dance and sing along to, livening up your event with ease.
Watch a movie
Another great way to revisit those memories is with a home movie presentation! All you need is a projector and a blank, white wall (either indoors or outdoors) to show off some of your grad’s proudest moments leading up to this one—the game-winning shots, music recitals, class presentations and other meaningful memories. This is also a great way to reminisce about the little moments in between—the goofy clips of friends and family, the candid moments and silly shots that defined an era.
Enjoy icy treats
Graduation is about growing up, but no matter how old you are, you’re never too old for some delicious desserts—icy treats like ice cream or pops that are sure to please on a hot summer’s day. Assemble an ice cream bar so that guests can enjoy their favorite Peach Valley treats, like Homemade Peach Cobbler and Gourmet Cookies, a la mode.
Have fun with photos
Simply paint over a square of poster board or cardboard, and cut out a frame, to create a ready-made photo op your grad, their friends and family can pose with throughout your party.
Treats n’ tassels
Don’t forget about the food! Focus on the fun while you let us supply the delicious dishes that are sure to suit every kind of palate at your party. Timeless treats like our Wrap Platters or hearty Blackened Chicken Pasta will fill up the crowd and provide a perfect backdrop to dinner table conversations, laughs and stories that fade long into the night. You can browse through our catering menu to find even more dishes to choose from!
From our family to yours, we wish you a heartfelt “hooray” on this big day! Spend it with the ones you love for a celebration you’re sure to treasure.