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5 Graduation Party Ideas that Save Your Guests from Boredom

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graduation dance partyWe’ve all been there: your third cousin twice-removed is having a graduation party, and everyone is standing around. There’s another relative you don’t know in the corner looking bored, and a group of teens in the corner on their phones. Everyone’s bored.

So how do you avoid that scene at your graduation party? The easy answer is entertainment. Give everyone something to do. Whether you’re hosting a graduation party with all of your friends or a family affair, provide some fun:

  1. Jump house. If you’re inviting kids to your party, give them an outlet for all that energy—and an extra incentive not to play in the mud puddles. A jump house, or bounce house, is the answer and it’s a budget-friendly party option.
  2. Big screen movie. Bring back the feel of the old drive-in movies. Set up a big screen in your backyard with a movie, or up the ante by hosting a movie in your pool. With a 12’ movie screen and a sound system that can blow your guests away, you’re sure to enjoy your graduation party.
  3. Karaoke. Who says karaoke is dead? Give your Aunt Jane a reason to belt out her favorite 80’s rock hit, or your friend a chance to show off her dance moves.
  4. DJ. Serve up the ultimate graduation dance party with all your friends. Choose your favorite songs, and add some cool glow stick jewelry to give your party a cool glow. Pick your favorite theme and your favorite songs to make it a night everyone remembers for a long time.
  5. Gaming. Another option is a gaming party with a Wii or Xbox. How much fun would it be to set up the ultimate Mario Kart tournament with your friends at your graduation party?

Another fun option for a family party is yard games such as bean bag toss or yard dice, depending on your guests. Mix it up. Contact a party company for rentals and choose your favorite entertainment options, such as a jump house and yard games or a big screen movie and a pool to make your graduation party an event to remember—and a party where no one is bored.

Don’t Forget the Jump House!

Make your next event memorable with a jump house!
Make your next event memorable with a jump house!

One of our favorite highlights of any party is a jump house. That’s right, a jump house—those inflatable play houses that kids swarm to like bees to a perfume bottle. These inflatable fun houses are often overlooked by event planners (probably because they’re not 5, then they’d always be remembered!), but can make any event successful and enjoyable—by kids and parents!

Best yet, jump houses are not an investment that you have to delay retirement to afford. So, if you’re planning one of these events, don’t forget to include renting a jump house on your list of party must haves:

  • Birthday parties. Amaze your kid and their guests by surprising them with a jump house. You’ll be their hero.  They’ll talk about it for months!
  • Block parties. Even if they weren’t planning to come, your neighbors will flock to your Block Party if they see a jump house.
  • Anniversary parties. Give the kids at your party something to do while the adults talk.
  • Retirement parties. If you’re hosting a family party at your house, protect your house and flower beds from kid destruction. Distract them with a jump house.
  • Casual wedding parties. Having a pig roast? Give the adults fun games (card games, horse shoes, bean bag toss, etc.) and give the kids a jump house. Make it memorable by giving everyone, young and old, something to do!
  • Community events. Planning a school fair or a Family Fun Day? Nothing says ‘fun’ like a jump house.
  • Church picnics. Want to give your little church members something to do, and draw in families from your community? Rent a jump house.

So don’t be afraid to advertise that there’s a jump house at your next event (think big block letters and bright colors on your poster or web page!). Kids flock to the mere mention of them, as do their parents. And they’ll both thank you, in between smiles and giggles!