Your teen has graduated from high school and now it's time to throw a graduation party before they head off to college. You want them to celebrate their accomplishments and newfound independence by having a party they'll never forget.

Throwing an outdoor graduation party is one of the best ways to keep things fun and intimate among close family and friends. Our team at Ann’s Party Rentals is here to help you do that.

With over 35 years of experience serving New Jersey and Staten Island, Ann’s Party Rentals has consistently been the go-to party rental company for all family events, including graduations.

We’ve put together the following tips to help you plan your child’s special celebration from high school to adulthood.

Keep reading to learn how to throw an outdoor graduation party for your child and make it an unforgettable night filled with fun. Our team is here to help you with any party supplies you may need to make this occasion extra special.

Set a Budget

Celebrating high school graduations can quickly become costly, so make sure you set a budget and stick to it. Know where to splurge and where to save so you still throw a great party without going over budget.

Make a Guest List

Talk to your teen to see how many guests they plan on inviting to get a full picture of the attendance list. Decide if you'll be inviting just family, just friends, or everyone on the same day.

Make a Party Checklist

Before you book anything, you need to make a party checklist to write down all the graduation party ideas you have. This checklist will save you a ton of time in the planning process.

Find a Venue

To throw an outdoor party, you need a graduation party location and venue. Is there a country club, a clubhouse, a park, or an outdoor restaurant that can host the party? Better yet, is your backyard available? Ask for availability and set the date as soon as possible.

If you're booking an outdoor venue, always make sure you have a rain date and plan for inclement weather.

Book Food Catering

For an outdoor event, the best option for party food and drinks is buffet-style catering where guests can eat, mingle, dance, and have fun on the go. Make sure to ask the guests if they have any food allergies or special dietary needs so you can try and provide special meals for them.

Our team at Ann’s can provide catering equipment like chafing dishes, grills, cookers, and refrigerators for your catering team to ensure supplies are there the day of the event,

Hire a DJ or Live Band

The music is what keeps the party going. Talk to your teen if they want a DJ or a live band for the party. If your budget allows it, you can have both so everyone is happy with the music selection and gets a chance to dance.

Get Party Supplies

Now that you know the venue, it's time to get the party supplies. If throwing a party in your backyard, you'll need a canopy or a frame tent to provide shade, drinkware, plates for the food, and lighting.

At Ann's Party Rentals, we have everything you need for your party, including DJ equipment, flooring, heating and cooling supplies, and more!

Throw the Best Outdoor Graduation Party for Your Child with These Tips

Whether you're planning an outdoor graduation party or a graduation party at home in your backyard, these tips will help you organize everything with ease.

Is planning a big party overwhelming and time-consuming for you? At Ann's Party Rentals, we specialize in family parties of any kind, including graduations! 

Contact us today to learn more about our party packages so you can relax and be a guest at your own party. At Ann’s Party Rentals, we’ve got you covered.