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How To Make College Graduation Memorable

After years of hard work on your college degree , graduation may be so close that you’re counting the days down until you never have to do homework or write another essay again. As your graduation gets closer and closer, you may be panicking trying to plan what to do to celebrate. With such an achievement, you may want to do something big to celebrate this closing chapter of your life.

Traditionally, people throw themselves a party to celebrate their degree, but if a party doesn’t sound like your style, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate. If you’re looking for inspiration on celebrating your graduation, here are some of the best ways to do it.

Throw a party

If you love a good party, why not honor yourself and your hard work for graduation? Throwing a party is the perfect way to celebrate your achievements. Invite friends and family to come over and celebrate your graduation. After four long years in college, you deserve it!

You can host your party at your parent’s or family friend’s home or rent a room at your favorite restaurant. And the best part, the adults in your life may come bearing gifts for you to take with you in your next stage of life. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to host an intimate dinner party or throw a ranger reminiscent of your days at college. Whatever theme you go with, throwing a party is a guaranteed way to make it a night you won’t forget.

Highlight memories

If you plan on making memories at your graduation, consider immortalizing those memories. You can choose your favorite photos from your graduation and blow them up into canvas prints to display in your home. Getting your pictures professionally printed is a great way to make your images more upscale. Display them around your next home post-college to remind you of those special moments.

Take a trip

If parties aren’t your thing, consider planning a getaway to celebrate your graduation. If there’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, graduating is the perfect excuse to make your dream a reality. Since most graduations occur during the summer, consider going somewhere tropical and enjoying a break on the beach. If tropical isn’t your style, take a trip somewhere with historical significance, like Italy or Paris. Wherever you go, a vacation is a great way to celebrate this ending phase of your life.

If you’re worried about expenses, consider making a graduation registry and asking your family and friends to contribute money to memorable experiences like scuba diving, an opera, an upscale restaurant, your favorite museums, and more.

Treat yourself

Many college students recall this period of their life as quite the frugal one. We go to college in the hopes of building a better financial future for ourselves, so why not celebrate with a little shopping?

If you enjoy retail therapy, consider saving to take yourself on a shopping spree to celebrate your college graduation. Invite some of your friends who are also graduating and spend a little cash. Buy yourself something that can last a lifetime so when you look at the item, you associate the memory of graduating with it. Whether it’s a beautiful coat, a painting, or a piece of furniture, every time you look at it, you’ll remember it was your gift to yourself to celebrate your achievement.

Graduation brunch

Who doesn’t love brunch? If you’re looking for a low-key way to celebrate your graduation, consider hosting a brunch. Whether you pick your favorite brunch spot or feast at home, brunch is an event no one can pass up.

Serve mimosas, bloody marys, waffles, hash browns, and more, and feast away with friends. You and your guests can take pictures, catch up, and discuss your goals now that you’ve all graduated. Either way, brunch is the perfect way to have a relaxing, but fun, celebration.

Slumber party

Remember the days of being young and so excited to have a slumber party with your closest friends? Consider reliving those fond memories to celebrate your graduation. If you have a group of close-knit friends, a slumber party is a perfect way to have a last hurrah before everyone moves away to start their post-college life.

If a slumber party sounds like something you can get behind, start planning. Get some of your favorite snacks, pick out some movies, create a playlist for a dance party, have a fashion show, do a photo shoot, or whatever it is that will have you and your friends giggling the whole night.

Share a graduation registry

If you don’t like the idea of having the attention all on you but still want to enjoy some of the perks of graduating, consider sharing a graduation registry with family and friends.

Graduating college means you’re ready to start the next chapter of your life, and you’ll need lots of items to help you get settled. Consider what you’ll need and add it to your registry. Things like kitchen items, sheets, small appliances, luggage, home goods, and more can all be added to your registry. It's the perfect way to celebrate without all the attention.

Do nothing

Most people recall their time at college filled with the lifestyle of stress of so many classes, assignments, internships, and more. If you’re glad to be putting your college phase behind you and just want to enjoy this period of less responsibility, you can always choose to do nothing!

If you don’t like all the attention that comes with parties, spending the day relaxing might be just what you need. Graduating is your achievement, so do what will make you happiest!

Celebrating your college education

Graduating college and getting your diploma is a substantial milestone, and you deserve a little celebration. Whether celebrating looks like a big party, a shopping spree, a vacation, or nothing at all, your celebration should be exactly what you want it to be. Invite your friends and family, or spend the day alone, whoever’s invited, ensure it’s a day you won’t forget!

Written By: Ashley Nielsen

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