Graduating 8th grade - and looking ahead to high school - remains a big deal for many kids who in some cases will be leaving the only school they have ever known. Make the transition special with a huge graduation party blowout!
Alerting friends and family to the celebration can be as easy as making your own invitations using graduation clip art you can print and download.
A picture of the guest of honor in full graduation regalia is also a great idea for the front cover, with wording such as "Let the party commence!" or "Hip, hip hooray for the graduate today!" Also make sure you include the time, date, and location as well as RSVP details.
After the graduation ceremony, keep the grade school graduation party light and casual. Choose a popular theme such as pool party or a Hawaiian luau to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of lazy summer days ahead..
Especially if you're having a graduation open house, make graduation party food easy and accessible with trays of wraps, sandwiches, chips, and dips that will allow guests to mix and mingle. If you've got a big backyard, fire up the grill and check out these expert barbecue party ideas for a fun and memorable celebration.
In keeping with the theme, party activities might include a huge greeting card with a photo of the grad on which guests can pen their best wishes.
Finally, for dessert, bake up a batch of graduation "cap" cakes that are as fun to make as they are to eat. When the party's over, send guests home happy with goody bags filled with personalized key chains, fortune cookies or candy bars with the grad's name and date of graduation.