Graduation day is a bittersweet day for most youngsters. It is the time to bid adieu to all the paperwork, the projects and the submissions, all the hard work bearing fruit finally. However, it is also time to say bye to the secure life as a student and treading unknown territory in the future. Happy, sad or excited, whatever the feelings might be,the fact that graduation day is special cannot be denied.
Graduation day can be made even more special for the young guns by planning the following few surprises for them.
Present a Lasting Memory
The memory of graduation day can be stored forever in the form of a graduation scrapbook. Memories from photographs of all the years, special achievements and messages from closest friends can all be noted. Even those who are not that creative can make a scrapbook as a gift by referring online for assistance regarding templates, placement of photos, layout of each page and paraphernalia required to enhance each page.
Another lasting memory can be in the form of a birth certificate that chronicles all the milestones and special attributes of the young graduate, just like the original one, right down to the handprint too. It can act as a unique gift to be framed along with the graduation certificate.
A fun photo collage with photographs of the college days can be framed and gifted as a token of the good times.
Give Impressive Gifts
Gifts are a must to celebrate and appreciate the achievements on graduation day. The usual gift is cash. However this too can be given in creative, out-of-the-box kind of ways, such as:
- Filling a balloon with confetti along with the cash and blowing it. The cash and confetti can be distributed in four to five balloons and can be gifted.
- The cash can even be followed and tied onto a ribbon to make fun lei. This can be garlanded onto the young achiever.
Champagne too can be gifted, by wrapping it in black robe and hat, just like that of the graduates, with a tiny paper roll to depict the certificate. A graduation box can also be made using template ideas from scrapbooking sites.
Other gift ideas include making felt graduation caps as money holders. Graduation cards and books can also be gifted shaped as caps or cookie shaped cards congratulating the ‘smart cookie’. All of these gifts will be remembered for how creative and impressive they were.
Say it with Food
A celebration without food sounds incomplete, especially sweet treats. A graduation party must have a cake or several cupcakes. Fun ways to stay true to the theme include making cupcakes shaped as graduation caps, complete with mortar boards made of cookies or graham biscuits or of thin mints along with licorice tassels. A simpler alternative would be to print cupcake toppers such as silhouettes of graduates tossing the hat or jumping. An even simpler trick would be to print ‘congrats’ on the cupcake toppers.
Anyone or all of the above ideas can be put to action to celebrate the graduate and their achievement. After all the moment passes by in a jiffy but these special gestures will remain forever as cherished memories. So, go ahead and throw a unique graduation party for the young guns.