Graduation season is upon us, now is the perfect time to reflect on all the hard work you’ve done throughout the whole year. As they say, “Work hard, play harder” – you deserve a proper graduation party and we are here to help you organize it! Don’t forget to preserve your precious school memories in a beautiful photo book – to be cherished for years to come!
Are you feeling a bit stressed about organizing the best graduation party ever? No need to be, we are here to help! We found a lot of fresh ideas for everything: from photoshoot to decorations, from food to props.
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This is a huge part of the whole event – no wonder, you’ll be looking at the photos of you and your classmates long after you graduate. Here are the basic tips that can help you make photos that are worth going back to.
1. Find a great location.
The location will have a major effect on the atmosphere of your shoots: beach for calm and relaxed photos, city for vibrant pictures, woods, mountains or dessert – for an adventurous twist.
2. Define yourself.
Pick outfits and props that can tell something about you: your hobbies, passions, and dreams.
3. Try different angles.
Think out of the box to avoid regular dull photos. Use props, signs, and try interesting angles in order to liven up your photos.
4. Team up!
Who said that graduation group photos are always the same: standing in line and throwing your hats up? Think bigger and come up with something original, like these guys did:
Pick a theme.
The theme is graduation, obviously but you also can add an interesting twist to it. For instance, you can stick to certain colors when decorating the venue, preparing the treats and picking the outfits.
Pay attention to the details: tying a ribbon around Pirouette cookies will make them look like diplomas.
The same can be done with the cutlery.
Prepare an original candy bar: put little badges next to the treats with smart creative captions.
Write inspirational quotes on chalkboards and place them around the venue.
Decorate your loan with “Congrats!” signs. It can be easily done out of paper plates or carton.
Here are some things you can do other than eating and making photos. They don’t require a lot of preparation work but will make the event unforgettable.
Play outdoor Twister.
Or memory Jenga: ask friends to write something meaningful or funny on each brick they pull. It can be a famous saying, a memory that you share or the best wishes on the future endeavors.
Share the key to success.
Ask your friends to write their little pieces of wisdom on key tags.
Remember the good times.
Look back at all the great things you’ve been through together by putting together the most memorable moments of your school time in a photo book. You can order books for the whole class with huge discounts!
Prepare sparklers for an incredible light show, made by you.
Light up the sky.
In the end of the party, send off paper lanterns with the best wishes to the grads.
Create your very own photo booth and make sure you have great props. Thought bubbles with funny captions will spice up the pictures: you can order them online or print them out yourself.
Apply a hashtag.
Come up with a unique hashtag and ask your friends to use it when posting their photos on Instagram. This way you will be able to easily collect all the pictures taken during the event in a photo book, in just one click. Try it now or read how to make a photo book with your #tagged photos here »
Make a time capsule.
Put notes or small goodies in a bottle or a box and agree to open it all together in several years. Share your words of wisdom, predictions for the years to come or just some funny memories of the times you spent together.
Give everyone a little something to remember this day for the rest of their lives.
Take A LOT of photos.
Graduation is a huge milestone – an incredible life-changing event. Make sure that the memories that were made during the party will stay with you forever – preserve them in a vibrant photo book full of amazing moments!
And most importantly: Remeber to have fun!
Whatever you do, enjoy the company of your amazing friends: who knows, maybe it’s the last time you party all together!