After spending twelve years in junior high school and high school, May of a teenager's senior year is a very important landmark. It is a time for celebration, marking the end of an era. Graduation is a way of recognizing the hard work it took to master the requirements of high school, and it is also a rite of passage from the world of children into that of adults. During World War I, II, and Vietnam it meant that young men were eligible to fight for their country. Young men and women would leave their parent's nest in search of their own life and destinies. In recent years there has been a trend to celebrate this milestone with a party and a graduation party means that there is going to be a need for graduation party supplies and graduation party invitations.
Depending on who is throwing the party, graduation party supplies can mean different things. Ask a teenager what you need for graduation party supplies and he or she might say food, decorations, music, and friends. If it were a list of graduation party supplies for a graduating college student, the graduation party invitation might list BYOB (bring your own booze).
The Graduation party is one of the definite things that will be remembered after the books have grown cold and dusty. If you were to ask anyone who attended a graduation party if they remembered it, chances are that they would. It is something that definitely stays in the memory regardless of who you hung out with in the hall at lunch. Maybe it is the idea of leaving your childhood friends behind that can make for such a wild time. It could be the last opportunity to leave a lasting impression, who knows why they are so memorable but they are.
No party is complete without a few party games.
If Graduation is a rite of passage into the adult realm then the games need to be more adult in nature. I doubt there are many teenagers who still want to play a game of Pin the Tale on the Donkey or Go Fish. Here are a list of the more popular graduation games.
Twister: hey who doesn't want to be put into a pretzel form with the cute guy or girl from Chemistry class.
Guess How Many?: this can be pennies that the winner gets to put into their college fund.
Horseshoes: this is a popular adult game in the South that most children grow up watching their moms and dad's play. Now it is time for them to move into the adult league.
"Life" board game: yes, you and I know that it is not a realistic outlook on life, there are no divorce squares nor are there baldness and weight gain, but hey...let's let the kids keep their dreams of having their student loans paid off in two years.
Parties need party food and one way of impressing the graduating scholar is to have a buffet with all the foods they loved as children. It is a kitschy way of helping them remember just how far they have come and that you will never forget the small things in their lives. If cream filled cupcakes are not a crowd pleaser, order pizza. It takes the work out of having to slave away over the stove.
No matter who is graduating and whether or not it is a kindergarten graduation, high school graduation or a college graduation, just having the ones you love around is often times enough.