Are You in the Process of Planning a REally Big Graduation Party?

A cold cereal bar.

A hot oatmeal bar.

A fresh fruit bar.
A coffee bar.

A pancake and fresh toppings buffet.

It is an unusual brunch menu, but you promised your daughter that if she earned a full ride scholarship to college, she could have any kind of party that she wanted. When both your daughter and her best friend achieved these goals there were actually row sets of parents who were doubly motivated to host a great celebration!
Although it was easy for the two high school graduates to come up with a menu, the real challenge occurred in finding the right place from the surrounding available party venues. Interestingly enough, there are a number of both private and public golf courses that serve as great venues for for everything from weddings to graduations to reunions and anniversaries.
From the most unique wedding places to the quaint little locations that are perfect settings for the most delicious brunch menus, there are a number of times when planning for your party requires paying careful attention to the types of venues that are most available. For instance, while the average budget for just the wedding ceremony and reception is $28,385, it might not come as a surprise that the venue space is a major portion of this budget.
Once the venue is secured, then the really fun planning for menu items and decorations can begin. For some, the menu is often dictated by favorite foods, for others the menu is determined by family or ethnic traditions. For instance, a recent survey indicated that 67% of respondents stated that ethnic inspired breakfast and brunch items were their favorite choices. Some of these include Asian-flavored syrups, Chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes, and other famous regional menu items. Not surprising, some of the most popular party menu items follow the hottest trends for restaurant menus.
Whether you are planning a graduation for your high school aged daughter who recently found out that she has earned a full ride college scholarship or you are preparing for your parents’ 50th anniversary, there are a number of times that finding the venue first is important. After that, the food and decoration planning can begin!

Leave a Reply