The Graduation Checklist

 
Everything in life is a checklist. If you don’t have a checklist, you’re much more likely to forget something.
— Brian Tracy

It was the worst of times and best of times, but despite it all, you’ve made it through and it’s time to celebrate! We’re talking about graduation - a significant moment in an individual’s life that commemorates academic achievements, and is usually one of our busiest times of year. Most people opt to host parties to celebrate. When planning parties of any sort, you'll need to create a list of decorative items to purchase but with the hassle of trying to formulate the guests list and preparing food that everyone can eat, it's easy to fall into the trap of forgetting the essentials. That’s why we’ve devised this checklist as a guide to help keep you on track during a busy yet monumental time in your loved one’s life.

 
 best friends prepare to graduate university. 

best friends prepare to graduate university. 

 

TAILORED DECOR ON A FRIENDLY BUDGET

With so many decorative options to choose from, it is important to remember every party should be tailored to the guest of honor. If your graduate’s a ‘plain Jane’ that prefers the simplicity of life, your decorations should reflect just that; and if he or she is an over-the-top kind of person, your event design should cater to his or her personal style and flare.

An extraordinary experience doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, no party experience should be out of budget or your means if you don’t want it to be. Set your budget and stick by it. You will need a fixed amount to pull off a small gathering or a backyard bashment but that amount should be entirely up to you and it doesn’t have to leave you penniless in the long run.  

 tent preparation FOR THE 2017 Lyford Cay School Annual Gala by yours truly.

tent preparation FOR THE 2017 Lyford Cay School Annual Gala by yours truly.

THE ESSENTIALS

After setting your spending price, you’d need to determine what the party essentials are. To begin with, if it’s a graduation party, you’d need the basics:

  • TENTS

  • TABLES

  • CHAIRS

If you're serving food and drinks, you'd definitely need: 

  • PLATES

  • NAPKINS

  • FORKS & KNIVES

 

 
 

THE LIST

Onto the fun part - decorations! What does interior design look like for a graduation party? One word: Balloons! Whether your party is big or small, balloons always fit the budget and brightens up any space. Consider graduation themed balloons, number shaped balloons or balloons that match the graduate's school's colors to commemorate the special graduating class of 2018!

Based on your budget and location of choice for your event, you may also consider other decor items like: 

 
  • CONFETTI      

  •  BANNERS 

  •  STREAMERS     

  •  CENTERPIECES

  • LINEN               

  • CHAFING DISHES

  • GLASSWARE   

  • DANCE FLOOR SURFACES

 
 
 

But if you really want to get creative, you can set up your own personalized photo booth at the event. Select from metallic curtains to silvery whirls and swirls, decorative fans, tissue balls and graduation themed cut-outs to make as your props for the booth. It’ll be the perfect touch to capture the moment and sprinkle a little dazzle on those memories.

 PHOTO BOOTH SMILES CAPTURED BY  Picture perfect bahamAS .

PHOTO BOOTH SMILES CAPTURED BY Picture perfect bahamAS.

 lovely couple captured by   PICTURE PERFECT BAHAMAS .

lovely couple captured by  PICTURE PERFECT BAHAMAS.

And of course we can’t forget desert! What's a party without one? You may not be able to bake the chocolate swirl cake you love so much, but you can surely make it look fabulous! Graduation themed cake toppers, candles and firecracker candles are just some of the cake decor to look out for if you really want to set things off. By upping your budget just a little, you can look into custom designed cakes like ones in the shape of a graduation cap or of the graduate's school's insignia.

STAY UPBEAT

Whether you are hosting a small shindig or a lavish affair, you will need a checklist to get the job done and our list provided will help you to gather your party’s essentials and nail every detail. Be it an indoor function or an outdoor event, the experience should be out-the-box and tailored to your special graduate. At Bahamia Rental, we cater to your event rental and design needs from tableware and dining to dance floor installation and tenting. For more information, Contact us.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018, from all us here at Bahamian Rental!

 HATS OFF TO ALL 2018 GRADUATES! MAY THE FUTURE BRING YOU SUCCESS, WEALTH AND ABUNDANT JOY!   Photo credit:  le moyne college

HATS OFF TO ALL 2018 GRADUATES! MAY THE FUTURE BRING YOU SUCCESS, WEALTH AND ABUNDANT JOY! 

Photo credit: le moyne college