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Graduation Party Ideas: Fun Games, Decorations, and Finger Food

BY MARTA
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4/12/2016

Graduation season is upon us, and with all grade schools and colleges trying to find creative ways to celebrate their graduates, it’s hard to stay unique.

Not to worry – if you are looking for graduation party ideas that won’t break the bank and will make amazing memories, you’ve come to the right place. Graduation picnics are fun, relaxing, informal and absolutely memorable events. And not to brag, but Upicnic is the unchallenged master at organizing graduation picnics that will pass down in history.

You can’t ask for a better venue than Central Park (or Riverside Park, or any New York City Park, really), anywhere you set up you will have plenty of space, breathtaking views and gorgeous settings for graduation pictures. Plus, parks are easy to get to, don’t need reservations, and can accommodate any number of guests.

It may sound overwhelming – alas, individually preparing picnics always is. But with Upicnic’s help you can have all of the below without slaving in the kitchen or running a thousand errands.

We are here to make your graduation an epic success, and absolutely, 100% hassle-free. We do the heavy lifting, you focus on making memories.

Here below are helpful tips to throw an epic graduation picnic party:

Fun Games: these guys have been studying all year long and are just emerging from Finals season, it’s time to unwind! Make sure you have a lot of games for them to play. From Spikeball, soccer, and football, to cornhole, jarts, and Uno – have some variety in what people can play, not everybody is born an athlete.

Finger Food: make sure all the food you bring is shareable, but nothing involving serving spoons because they easily create spills and sticky puddles. Keep it simple and pack all food so that people can grab individual portions. Don’t go crazy on condiments and sauces – nothing ruins pictures like suspicious stains on your clothes.

Graduation Cake: remember to have something to celebrate your graduates beyond feeding them, but avoid ice cream treats or chocolate-covered fruit because they will spoil very quickly in the sun. Cakes and cupcakes keep wonderfully outside of the refrigerator, and are easy to portion and share. If you plan on bringing candles, make sure they are the kind the re-light in case it’s a windy day.

Decorations: balloon bouquets and towers with the colors of the graduates’ alma mater make for incredibly cute and thoughtful decorations. Make sure to also have some Mylar balloons made – if you set up your picnic under low branches or close to a tree or bush, Mylar balloons will be much harder to pop.

Graduation Pictures: very tricky business, you want these pictures to be lasting memory shots you can frame and display proudly. If you don’t have a fancy DSLR camera on hand, smartphones are more than capable of taking gorgeous pictures. Make sure the sun is not in front of you when you take pictures, or the graduates will look like dark silhouettes against it. If you want to take the classic shot of the graduation caps being thrown in the air, you need to step far away enough to fit the entire scene in your frame. And be mindful of the time of day you want the picnic to happen for your pictures’ lighting: mid-day will make for vibrant, colorful shots, but on a really sunny day you might want to wait for the sun to be at a softer angle to take advantage of optimal lighting.

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