Summer is where all of the fun starts. School is out, people are enjoying the outdoors, and families are excited about all of their summer plans. One thing’s for sure – there’s plenty to celebrate in the summer. From graduation parties to class reunions, we are here to tell you what you should know about planning summer events.
After graduating from high school, it’s easy for people that used to be so close to naturally split apart. Some people keep in touch, but many do not. Class reunions are a great opportunity to reminisce on the good old days and catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while. Not only are class reunions a great time to revisit with old friends, but this can also be a chance to expand your professional network. It is a great time to network and make new connections.
The tricky part of class reunions is planning. This process used to be extremely difficult, but with the rise of social media, it has become a lot easier to connect with people. Start with a class reunion Facebook page and go from there. If there are people that don’t have a Facebook, then write a post in the Facebook group inquiring about them and hopefully someone they’ve stayed in touch with can help connect you. Try to start planning early (one or two years out) so your classmates can plan ahead to attend and arrange travel if necessary.
No matter the size, family reunions are a great time to rekindle old relationships with the people you haven’t seen in a while and solidify family bonds with memories that last a lifetime.
Planning a family reunion can seem very intimidating at first, but it is all worth it in the end. It’s not easy getting everybody together at the same time in the same location, which is probably why you’re planning a reunion in the first place! Try sending out a quick survey to your family members, asking them of their preference of time and location, a couple of alternate suggestions. According to Group Travel, the most popular time of the year to host a family reunion is in the summer because of the ample spaces outdoor locations can offer and easier-to-plan travel time. Look for a place with a great outdoor space you can use! The most used services are catering and professional photography – you can enjoy the day without anyone having to worry about preparing food or capturing the memories. You can spice things up even more by making your own themed t-shirts for this event, planning games, or setting up a silly photo booth. Whatever you have planned, gathering with your extended family will be a memory you will all cherish for a lifetime.
Whether you or a loved one is graduating high school or college, graduation parties are one of the most exciting events to celebrate. This is a time filled with childhood memories and nostalgia, and moving on to future endeavors. A chapter in your life is coming to a close and a new one is about to begin, filled with hope and opportunity. One important thing for mom or dad to keep in mind is this: if you are planning the graduation party, make sure your graduate is involved in all of the decisions since this is their big day! You will also want to begin planning for the celebration early, especially if your child wants a joint party with several of their friends. In that case, the guest list can get large and planning can become more complicated, so you’ll want to begin planning this one to two years out!
One of the most talked about additions to a graduation party is a photo booth. This is a time to be silly with friends and collect pictures for memories you will look back on later in life. You can either rent or build the booth for your party. Another fun idea is making a hashtag for your event. This is a great way to keep up with everything that is happening and gives you an opportunity to look back at the pictures taken. The most important thing is to create a positive, happy environment for your party and don’t forget to tell your child how proud you are of their accomplishments.
Although planning summer parties is not an easy task, our customizable packages and experienced team make it easy so you can focus on your family and friends and making memories! Check out our social events page for package details, or give us a call today to schedule a consultation or walk-through of our two event spaces in Baton Rouge and Prairieville. We can’t wait to work with you and take the stress out of planning the ultimate summer party.