4 Ways to Reign in Costs for a Graduation Party

4 Ways to Reign in Costs for a Graduation Party

by | Jan 13, 2022 | Party Supplies Toronto

Graduation can be a big and exciting part of any student’s life, however, it can also be quite expensive. Nonetheless, it can be a momentous occasion and definitely deserves recognition and celebration. Throwing a graduation party is a great way to celebrate but many families worry if they have enough in the budget to celebrate it.

The good news is, you can throw a great graduation celebration without having to break the bank. Here are a few ways you can lower the costs so that you can enjoy your graduate’s big day.

Create a Budget

The first thing you will want to do is actually create a budget to work with so that you can actually save money instead of just spending it. Figure out how much you can spend on the entire gathering, and decide how many guests there will be and plan out from there. Once you understand the grand total, divide expenses into categories like food, entertainment, and decorations. Pick which categories are the most important to you, and which you can afford to spend less on. Try making a budget sheet to keep track of all the numbers and regularly refer back to this resource to ensure you are staying on budget.

Go Digital

Instead of buying and sending out invitations, you can go digital. You can use a platform like Facebook Events, or something similar, to send out fun, digital invites instead. This is a great option because it doesn’t cost a thing, and most attendees will be tech-savvy enough to RSVP. If you are inviting older family members who haven’t yet made the transition to digital, then you could just get a handful of blank invites to send out to them.

Think About Having a Joint Party

Even if you decide to have a smaller party, you will still need to shell out money to get food, decorations and entertainment, which is bound to add up. However, one way to help save on a graduation party is to have a joint party instead of throwing one on your own. Have your graduate pick out a friend or two that they are graduating with to come and join in on the celebrations. Since all of the expenses should be split into half or thirds, you can save on everything from the venue, to the food and decorations. Plus, it can be difficult to make it to all the parties and celebrations during graduate season, so having a joint party with everyone involved could be a great and convenient way to be able to celebrate with friends and loved ones.

Skip the Venue

It can be tempting to go all out and book a fancy restaurant, country club, or banquet hall for your graduate party, however, doing so can eat up a good amount of your budget. Instead, think about hoisting the party at your home or in the great outdoors. Consider a city, local, or state park.

Dina Party Rentals will work with you to ensure your graduation party is a hit. We care about our clients and will do whatever it takes to help you throw a successful party, so you can always rely on our stock and services. If you’d like to discuss table and chair rentals or have any questions, contact us today!