8 Graduation Party Alternatives for Celebrating While Social Distancing
You can still celebrate your 2020 graduate with these four alternatives to a graduation party and four virtual commencement ceremonies for celebrating while social distancing.
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A virtual citywide graduation for NYC high school seniors
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Socially Distant Graduation Party Alternatives
Turn the house into a bar with a personalized food and drink menu for college graduates.
Have you seen those viral videos of families who have turned their homes into bars—complete with a bouncer, DJ, and bartender—for kids turning 21 in quarantine? You can do the same for your child graduating college, with school-themed drinks and a menu of foods he loves. It’s not quite the same as a university commencement, but it’s personal and make celebrating definitely still possible.
Order a personalized graduation montage from Rad Grad Creations.
Soon-to-be college graduate and Hewlett resident Carly Fisher created Rad Grad Creations to give kids an opportunity to commemorate graduations through photos and videos of their school or college experience. Upload photos and videos to create your own montage of memories, which will be personalized for your child and include traditions, imaging, and messages specific to his school.
Have a pretend diploma ceremony with a placeholder diploma and “special guest” speakers.
Just like the school-themed bar, if your family works together and gets creative, your child can have a “graduation day” full of laughs and surprises. Create a makeshift diploma and have family members give speeches about the school and your child’s experience (friends and relatives can call in on Zoom to give their own commencement addresses!). You can also play guest of honor trivia after the speeches end. Good luck not fighting over who gets to give your child her diploma!
Have a party and invite your child’s high school or college friends on Zoom so everyone can celebrate together!
There’s no doubt your child is missing his friends right now and the last memories they would’ve made. Host a virtual grad party for him and invite all of the family and friends who would’ve been in attendance for a regular party. Bring in the food and drinks and let the memories and friends make this a party your graduate will never forget!Want more content like this? Like us on Facebook!