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Graduation Party Ideas

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We have graduation party ideas that are wonderful ways to include the entire family and the best news? They won’t break the bank.

Enjoy this replay! with Felice Gerwitz and Meredith Curtis Episode 196

Graduation Party Ideas Here 

Have you started your high school graduation party plans yet? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Inexpensive graduation ideas are our specialty. Meredith has graduated five children and Felice has five graduates as well, so between them, they have quite an arsenal of ideas that you can implement even if you waited until the last minute. Grab your notepad and listen in.

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Show Notes: Graduation Party 

There are many locations that are great for a graduation party. During the season of the pandemic we had to be creative with ideas, and we were! We hosted our graduate at home and she even “walked” in her cap and gown ordered for under $20 from Amazon. We made the best of the situation!

  1. Location: churches, park, church fellowship hall, party at home
  2. Invitations – VistaPrint, at home computer
  3. Food
  4. Decorations
  5. Personal Touch

We discussed deciding on the type of graduation you want, planning the type of graduation early, and saving up money. Pray about the type of graduation that is right for you. Include your teens as well.

More great ideas

  • Food -finger foods – fun: candy bars – ice cream with toppings
  • Open house – visiting times staggers friends
  • Photo booth with props for teens
  • Personal touch – poster boards, items important to the teen

 

Graduation and Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation & Graduation Party Tips | Plan your graduation and graduation party for your homeschooler with tips and tricks from a veteran homeschool mom

 

Graduation party ideas may have come sooner on your list of things to Pinterest than you’d planned, but the time is here. How do you plan to celebrate? What are some things you’ll want to remember from your years of homeschooling?

Finally Answering the Critics

Graduation is the day when you officially get to answer the critics without saying a word. When the child you’ve poured hours upon hours of teaching and training into crosses the platform and you hand them a diploma, it just feels GOOD!

 

I’ve graduated three and will graduate my youngest this year. This means I’ve gotten to answer the critics repeatedly. Homeschooling works. Now it’s up to my kids to make the most of the opportunities they’ve been given.

 Participating in a Homeschool Graduation

There are a variety of ways your homeschooler can participate in a homeschool graduation ceremony. Here are a few:

  • Check with your local homeschool group to see if they offer one.
  • Talk to your church and see if other homeschool families are planning anything.
  • If you’re the only homeschooling family at your church, at least participate with the graduating seniors from public and private school, if the church does a blessing and sending off type of ceremony.

If no opportunities exist, you can do the legwork and put something together yourself. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

The Graduation Party

If you participate in an organized ceremony you might find that it also comes with a little after-party. Celebrating with fellow homeschooling families or even your own church may be enough for your family.

In our experience, we were asked to decorate a table to represent our graduating senior.

 

 

My children also decorated their caps.

 

After returning home, we also had a private graduation party. Here are some things we did for this:

  • We had a taco bar.
  • A   timeline of pictures for the guests to look through was displayed on a table.
  • We had a box for people to leave words of wisdom, like this one.
  • We had jumpy thing (what my daughter calls them) also known as a bounce house or inflatable for the little kids to use while everyone visited.

Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned Along the Way

One of the beauties of homeschooling is the ability to keep the public school traditions you want and scrap the rest. Make new ones! These are some tips and tricks for graduation and graduation parties that I’ve learned that might work well for you, too.

  • Order invitations early. Include your graduating senior in the selection process.
  • Invite everyone and include an RSVP envelope and card. No everyone will attend, but everyone likes to honor the graduate.
  • Create a Facebook group to keep everyone on the same page with planning.
  • It’s a one-day event to commemorate years of work. Focus on what will make a memory.
  • If you’re planning the party outdoors, have a back up in case of rain.
  • Keep a short window of time for the open house. This keeps food fresh, you from being overwhelmed, and guests happier. No one says it has to be an all-day event.
  • Have a discussion with your teen about the potential monies they may receive and plan to put them to use. This can be a savings account or towards school.
  • Don’t spend a bazillion dollars. Do Graduation on the Cheap.
  • Think about gifts your graduate will actually love. Don’t guess, ask them.
  • Bring tissues! It doesn’t get any easier with each one that graduates.

Do you have any tips or tricks to share? Any special memories? Leave me a comment. I’d love to know!

How to Plan Homeschool Graduations

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Plan Homeschool Graduations.

How to Plan Homeschool Graduation

How to Plan Homeschool Graduations

Whether it is your first or your fifth homeschool graduation, planning homeschool graduations can be stressful.  You want it to be memorable AND something you can manage. Add to it the stress of planning during Covid. We asked our 7th Sisters some things that have worked for their homeschool families.

Planning tips for homeschool graduations:

Start your planning process with this important fact: Just as there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school, there’s also not ONE right way to hold a graduation event. For real. You and your teen should have a chat or two. Ask what they need and what do you need (you count, you did a lot to help this homeschool high schooler to get to the point of graduation)!

Decide if you want an event

Some graduates only want a pat on the back and maybe their favorite meal. Some would like an event. Hey, some of us moms NEED that event for closure; it’s okay to have an opinion. (I know that for me, I needed that graduation ceremony to celebrate all we had done as a family. My teens were glad that they had that significant event, once it was done.) Come to a workable and respectful compromise.

Decide what kind of ceremony you will hold

There are lots of ways to hold a graduation ceremony:

  • Hold a get together in the backyard or at a local park (I’ve been to a number of these events)
  • Have a big event with your local homeschool umbrella school or co-op (this is what our family has always done)
  • Have a drive-by event with a short speech in the front yard (popular during this Covid season)

Choose a date

To help you decide on a date, think about:

  • When will Covid regulations be lifted in your area? (Determines how many folks can come, thus the date.)
  • When can the family come?
  • When are facilities available (if you will go somewhere besides home)?

Do you want someone to film or live stream it?

This is very popular these days. Start looking early for a friend, family member or professional to handle this.

Will you send graduation announcements?

Will you want to send traditional announcements from a local printer? (Grandparents often like these because you can enclose a photo that they can put in their wallets and show their friends?

Will you create your own announcements or post cards?

  • You can create your own notes online with websites like Shutterfly or Canva  (We are not affiliates, btw.)
  • Handmade announcements are popular with many of our local homeschool graduates.

Remember to send the announcements early so that folks can make plans.

We highly suggest you create a diploma (and keep a copy of the official transcript with it)

You can make your own:

  • Buy parchment and an “official stamper” at the local office supply store and create your own. (Check Pinterest for samples.)

You can purchase one online from Homeschool Diploma (we are not affiliates)

  • We have found over the years that graduates occasionally need to show a diploma or send a copy of the diploma to prospective employers, military and even graduate schools.

For the transcript:

Will your teen wear a cap and gown?

There’s not one right way to handle this. I always like to have the visual of my graduate wearing the cap and gown AND the joy of moving the tassel on the cap from left to right (or right to left, there’s no real protocol for that)?

  • If you are ordering cap and gown do so EARLY. Shipping is slow sometimes, these days.
  • Some of our homeschool friends have ordered from Homeschool Diploma or Jostens (we are not affiliates)

Plan the ceremony and afterwards

Join Vicki for a you-CAN-do discussion on how to plan homeschool graduations!

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How to Plan Homeschool Graduations

Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #131, Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration

In “Stress-Free Homeschool Graduation Celebration,” Episode #131, Meredith Curtis believes you can plan and celebrate a homeschool graduation stress-free if you plan and budget ahead. With simple explanations and examples, Meredith lays out how to plan a graduation celebration for just your family or a small group of teens. She has graduated 5 with stress-free celebrations so she shares her tips and wisdom with you! She also shares money-saving tips for every step in the process of graduation planning.

 

 


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Show Notes

First homeschool grad—2 graduations.

You can plan a stress-free graduation.

Choose the How

Talk with your teen. What does he want?

Quiet family celebration vs small group vs state homeschool graduation.

Formal vs. Informal

When to start planning? September/October senior year

Choose the Venue for the Graduation Ceremony

Where will graduation take place?

Rent?

Money saving tip: Jose’s graduation at a park

Choose the Venue for the Graduation Party

How we do it: Group graduation with reception. Later private party.

What does your teen/family want?

Our graduation this year.

Money saving tip: Rose’s party at Janet’s

Special Senior Year Events

Growing up we had homecoming, Grad Nite, prom, senior skip day

Special events planned by each family graduating

Ideas:

  • BBQ
  • Bonfire at Beach
  • Game Night
  • Junior/Senior Banquet
  • Christian Concert
  • Class T-Shirts
  • Pool Party
  • Movie Night
  • Boat Outing

Money saving tip: Game night at our house

Senior Photos

Love the senior photos of my kids!

Bring change of clothing for nice, casual, and cap-n-gown. If group—do a group photo shoot at least a month before graduation

Shine’s photo shoots for homeschool seniors

Money saving tip: Family member take photo or bartering or coupons for professionals

Make Your Guest List

Who does teen want to be there?

Make guest list together

Notify out-of-towners as early as possible

Graduation Announcement

Nice way to invite guests (2/1)

Mail 2-4 weeks ahead and up to 8 weeks afterward

Use templates at Walgreens®, Sams®, and other photo developing place

Money saving tip: get it ready early and watch for sales

Plan Menu

Food is very important to teenagers and their guests!

Some teens will leave the planning to you, others will want their favorite foods

When we have a group graduation, each family brings hearty appetizers/sandwiches—enough to feed themselves and all their guests. Then we chip in for drinks and cake.

For creative menu planning ideas, read my blog post 8 Unique Graduation Party Menus.

8 Unique Graduation Menus

Money saving tip: plan ahead and watch for sales. Have guests chip in.

Diplomas, Gowns & More

  • Diplomas
  • Covers
  • Gown
  • Tassel
  • Hat

Money saving tip: order early, create a larger order with other homeschooling families

Making it Special

  • Graduation colors
  • Special verse
  • Motto
  • Graduation Program

Money-saving tip: Let a tech-saavy mom make the program—cuts printing costs!

Itinerary for Ceremony

No Rules. Be creative. Make it special for your teen/teens.

Here is our graduation itinerary:

  • Play slideshow of graduates while guests are arriving
  • Processional of graduates
  • Open in prayer
  • Worship (1-2 songs)
  • Short charge to graduates
  • Graduate talent or speech (song, skit, monologue, etc.)
  • Each graduate goes on stage with parents where dad gives charge and presents diploma, and mom moves tassel. Parents pray over teen.
  • Presentation of graduations/throw their caps
  • Recessional

Right Before Graduation

Keep in touch with guests: who is coming?

Facebook event?

Make the food/prepare anything ahead and freeze

Decorate the day before if possible

Fun Decorating Ideas:

  • Graduation theme on cake
  • Graduation stuffed animal
  • Homemade poster
  • Photos of graduate progressing through life
  • Tablecloth and matching tableware in graduation colors
  • Graduation banners/streamers/balloons

Money saving tip: see what you have around the house, borrow from friends, purchase on sale, start a graduation tote with decorations

Graduation Budget

I put money aside each month during my children’s junior year so that I have money for the graduation expenses. There always seem to be more than I plan for!

Here are things you will want to budget for if you include them in your graduation celebration:

  • Graduation Venue Rental
  • Graduation Venue Rental
  • Senior Photos
  • Graduation Announcement
  • Gown
  • Hat
  • Tassel
  • Diploma
  • Diploma Cover
  • Graduation Program
  • Food for Graduation Party
  • Decorations for Graduation Party

I cannot stress enough the need to talk with your teen and plan everything together.

Don’t forget to take lots of photos so you can remember this special day for years to come!

 

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Inexpensive Graduation Ideas On The Cheap

Inexpensive Graduation Ideas | Homeschooling families can benefit from frugal ideas for graduation | graduation on the cheap #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #graduationideas #inexpensivegraduationideasInexpensive Graduation Ideas On The Cheap with Felice Gerwitz and Meredith Curtis – Podcast 196

We have inexpensive graduation ideas on the cheap – are you ready? Have you started your high school graduation party plans yet? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Inexpensive graduation ideas are our specialty. Meredith has graduated five children and Felice five and two from college, so between them, they have quite an arsenal of ideas that you can implement even if you waited until the last minute. Grab your notepad and listen in.

Graduation Party Ideas Here 

We enjoy hosting parties so it is no wonder that this podcast is a labor of love for both of us. With such large families, parties can be pricey so we want to be sure we that we can enjoy the fun without going over budget. Some of these ideas are often used for other parties and hosting friends. You can join in with other families to reduce the price.

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Show Notes: Inexpensive Graduation Ideas On The Cheap

  1. Location: churches, park, church fellowship hall, party at home
  2. Invitations – VistaPrint, at home computer
  3. Food
  4. Decorations
  5. Personal Touch

We discussed deciding on the type of graduation you want, planning the type of graduation early, and saving up money. Pray about the type of graduation that is right for you. Include your teens as well.

More great ideas

  • Food -finger foods – fun: candy bars – ice cream with toppings
  • Open house – visiting times staggers friends
  • Photo booth with props for teens
  • Personal touch – poster boards, items important to the teen

 

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s

 

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to'sThe Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s

You and your homeschool highschooler have worked hard! Through thick and thin you have persevered! It’s been great!

Know what else is great?

GRADUATION!

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym as they share tips for a great graduation ceremony and amazingly organized graduation party! (Thanks to 7Sister’s party maven, Allison, for the tips!)

 

 

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep10: Graduation How-to’s

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

This week on HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane.

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling. What do you do when you finish homeschool? God still has plans for you. Here's what to do.

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

One of these days, your youngest will graduate from homeschool high school. What happens then you finish homeschool? Does the world come to an end?

Stacey is a long-time homeschool friend who has been active in the homeschool community for years. Her youngest homeschooler

Has now graduated 3 teens from homeschooling (because of his interest in joining the military, her youngest asked to go to a military prep school, so his homeschooling stopped at 8th grade…and there’s not ONE right way to educate your teens). The 2 oldest have graduated from college. Teen number 3 has just graduated homeschooling high school.

NOW Stacey is ending part of her parenting career and getting on with the next part of her life. How can she move on? How does she handle that transition?

Stacey suggests handling when you finish homeschooling like this:

  • Spend a little time honoring what you and your family have accomplished. That means some sort of celebration:
  •  Celebrating the ups and downs of homeschooling
  •  Celebrating surviving all of those ups and downs
  •  Celebrating her years of identity as a homeschool mom
  •  Hold am Omega Moms breakfasts
    • When the last kid graduates, have breakfast with moms and share those highs and lows and hopes for the future
  • Spend a little time deciding how much of the homeschool identity you want to maintain
  • Remember: there’s not ONE right way to be a retired homeschool mom
    • Leave it all behind
    • Stay around and mentor and/or teach (Stacey leans into this choice. She remembers her journey and wants to be around to encourage the next generation. She likes to be with people in their ups and downs. She likes helping them choose curriculum and resources. She likes reminding them that they can do it! AND Stacey gives this WISE advice: You’re called to homeschool, you’re not called to be perfect.

You're called to homeschool, you're not called to be perfect. Stacey Lane Clendaniel

Kym joined in with suggestions for moms when they finish homeschooling:

Vicki joined in with these suggestions:

  • Get other homeschool moms to have a graduation party (a big party, so you don’t have to plan this transitional event alone)
  • Give yourself permission to do some things you’ve been putting off for decades:
    • Vicki loved learning with her kids. Now she’s taking classes online for free. SO: Take a class (lots of free classes on MOOCs like EdX)
  • Explore different volunteer, hobbies or career opportunities. Take it slow. Give yourself time.
  • Allow yourself to explore new visions for yourself
  • Remember: A mom’s mind plans her way but God directs her path.
    • Remember: A mom’s mind plans her way but God directs her path.
  • Start a midlife bucket list of things you’d like to do
  • Remember: God’s not worried about your future!

One of the things Stacey has taken on is helping 7Sisters with various tasks and managing the Facebook Group (join us, we all have such interesting discussions there).

Join Kym, Vicki and Stacey for a rollicking discussion about how to handle when you finish homeschooling. You’ll also love these posts and HSHSP episodes.

HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates?

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HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers.

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschool Highschoolers

Senior year is different from the earlier years of homeschooling high school. We are getting LOTS of questions about what to expect from senior year for college bound homeschool highschoolers.

What needs to happen and when?

July-June: PRAY! Pray together, pray on your own!

July: Plan the academics for the year, include your teen in the process. Order your curriculum if possible.

August: Have your senior write their college admissions essays. Most of the online applications have the essay topics posted by August.

September: Narrow the college choices down to 3-5. Make sure your teen has visited those schools. If the school gets rolling admissions, your teen can start the application process.

October: If early admissions is open for your teens choice schools, you can apply now. Have them take their time and do a good job.  Get the reference requests done.

November: Wrap up the applications and recommendation letters.

Holidays: Have a nice holiday season. Keep those academics on target.

January: Keep an eye on status on the online essays….IF you are not obsessing. You really can trust God to open and close the right doors. Please don’t share everything with all your social media. Ask you teens first! Remind your teen to be compassionate with their friends who are in different places in the process.

February: Send mid-year grades to colleges. Start working on graduation. Are senior pictures done? Pick graduation date. Start organizing your ideas for graduation party and ceremony.

March: Financial aid packages have arrived. Time for your teen to make that college decision.

April: Plan the schedules to finish off academics and activities to finish in time.

May: Wrap things up.

June: Graduation!!!

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17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #133, 17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling

In “17 Ways Churches Can Support Homeschooling,” Episode, #133, Meredith Curtis speaks to church members, leaders, and pastors, giving creative ways churches can minister to the ever-growing number of homeschooling families. She gives practical wisdom on what to look into in regards to doctrinal, legal, and moral issues that may arise. If you want to reach out to the homeschooling community, listening to this podcast is essential. Share it with your pastors, elders, and church leaders!

 


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Show Notes

2 fish and 5 loaves, 17 acres, and a love of learning.

Why Reach Out to Homeschooling Families

Rapidly growing

Many people forced to homeschool with lockdowns

You probably have homeschooling families in  your congregation

There is a rapidly-growing segment of secular homeschoolers—a mission field!

What are Homeschooling Families LIke

Unique, different philosophies, methods, styles

Age integration (separate by interest/abilities not age/grade)

Some families want kids to stay in service

Christian homeschoolers—Bible applies to all of life—Christian Worldview

Creation Science

Understand difference between support groups, umbrella school, co-op

Things to Consider

Promote Christian values or not?

Statement of Faith?

What activities/behavior will you allow or not allow?

Insurance liability?

I like 3 weeks on/1 week off

Special Senior Year Events

Rent Weekly to a Homeschool Co-op

Rent to a Homeschool Co-op for Special Events

Rent to a Homeschool Co-op for Play Days

Start a Church Ministry: Homeschool Co-op

Host a Weekly or Monthly Sports Day

Host a Weekly or Monthly Mom’s Morning Out

Host a Weekly or Monthly Homeschool Get-Together

Host a Monthly Homeschool Speaker or Video

Provide Babysitting for Ladies Bibles Studies

  • Littles
  • Study Hall
  • Game Room for Older Kids

Provide Internships for Homeschool Teens

  • Office Work
  • Missions Projects
  • Sound Team/Tech/Powerpoint
  • Website
  • Visitattion
  • Worship Team
  • Sunday School
  • Grounds/Building Maintenance & Repair

Provide Educational Workshops & Seminars

Provide a Lending Library

  • Classic Literature
  • Living Books
  • Biographies (especially of Christian heroes!)
  • Homeschool Curriculum
  • Wholesome Family Movies
  • Dvd series

Host a Homeschool Graduation Ceremony

Let Retirees Servce as Teachers in Co-op

Let Retirees Servce Giving Lessons

  • Instrument
  • Singing
  • Choir
  • Marksmanship
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Knitting/Crochet
  • Quilting
  • Car Maintenance

Let Retirees Servce as Tutors

Host a History Party

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Best Experiential Gifts

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What are the best experiential gifts you can give? The ones that last a lifetime in memories!  Whether the gift is for graduation, birthdays for that hard to buy for person in your life. While opening presents can be fun, the glamor soon wears off and the gift is forgotten. In fact, how many times can you remember wanting a gift, only to receive it and see that it wasn’t worth the wait! In this episode, I explore various trips, and events to create lasting memories with your teens or even for the adults in your life who have “everything,” or want “nothing!”

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The Best Experiential Gifts 

  1. A trip – giving an experiential gift and making a lasting memory on a trip can be the most rewarding with some planning. As a caution, I am not a fan of allowing your teens to travel to far-off places alone, especially trips to the Islands, where cheap flights and hotels lure many unsuspecting tourists. However, visiting as a family is recommended:
    1. Hiking
      • Plan ahead.
      • Check the weather
      • Know the trails you will hike
      • Bring neem spray or bug repellent
      • Wear comfortable clothing
      • Bring food
      • Take lots of pictures
    2. Camping
      • Plan ahead
      • Off the beaten trail
      • At the beach
    3. Beach
      • One day trip
      • House rental
    4. Extreme Sports
      1. Cave exploration
      2. Water Rafting
      3. Mountain Climbing
      4. Sky Diving/ Para Sailing
      5. Sailing
      6. Water Skiing
    5. States Exploration
      • Planning Trips State Side
      • State Fairs
      • Rodeo
      • Williamsburg
      • Visit New York
      • Yosemite Park
      • San Antonio Texas
      • Grand Canyon
      • Theme Parks
    6. Europe
    7. A staycation event
      1. Party
      2. Family Camp Out
      3. Town Events
    8. Lessons
      1. Art Classes
      2. Cooking Classes
      3. Tennis Lessons
      4. Sports Training
      5. Flying Lessons
      6. Parachuting