OK~ Reality has hit me. Our family calendar has a graduation party on it and it is one week from today, seriously? That one week will be here before I know it. Am I stressing out, Nope (not yet). That period of time will come one hour before the party starts.
I am not stressing out over this and I've got a few tips for you. So, when you host a graduation party for your high school graduate you won't have to stress out either.
The first thing you need to do is to realize that it will happen and there is nothing you can do to change it. This is exactly why you need to decide where you will have the party. Having watched several of my friends try to host graduation parties in their garages and yards, I have opted to reserve a room at our church. I have watched other families scurry to hold everything down when the winds come up or the storm clouds move in. And then there is the issue of the restroom. Do you really want loads of people tromping through your house to use the restroom? In our case, No!
I'm also liking the idea of not having to rent tables and haul them around. The cool thing about reserving a room at our church, there are tables and oodles of them! Makes for a win-win situation all the way around.
The one thing that I am missing out on is getting new carpet, a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and of course new furniture for guests to sit on. Isn't that what people do when they host a high school graduation party in their home?
I will have plenty of time after the party to install new carpet, paint, and decide what style of furniture a Mom without a child in school needs to invest in. On the flip side, if I was hosting this high school graduation party in my home I would have reason to really, really clean. I am thinking I will have time to do all that cleaning in the days following the party, don't you think? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?