Graduation ceremonies are being postponed and cancelled across the country. This can be heart-breaking for students and their families. Years of hard work were leading up to this big moment, leading many parents to ask how they can to help to still make this day feel special for their graduate.
We’ve compiled a list of ways to help you and your graduate celebrate this milestone so you can still have a safe and fun event.
- VIDEO PARTIES
Just because your graduate can’t physically be with friends and family members doesn’t mean they still can’t interact. This can be a fun and simple way to still see loved ones. Have your student wear their cap and gown on camera and it gives others a chance to see them dressed up. Using a video chat provides the opportunity to still invite surprise guests as well. Friends and family members can still give their congratulations and exchange stories. Send out an evite to add to the party atmosphere.
- CONGRATULATIONS VIDEO
You can ask that friends and family members record a short video tribute to your graduate. Ask them to share a fun story or anecdote. Tribute.co is also an easy way to create a collaborative video montage that you can give as a gift. You can also consider purchasing a personalized video from one of their favorite celebrates on Cameo.
- LATER DATE PARTIES
Consider postponing already planned events until a later date. You can aim for a date during the summer before they start college if they are celebrating a high school graduation. The quarantines will lift eventually and there is no harm is simply waiting to have your party. If you’ve already bought decorations they will still be useable for whenever you do reschedule your party to.
- SEND GIFTS AS PLANNED
Just because your party is now online or has been moved to a different date doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still give gifts as you originally planned. Your graduate still deserves a reward for all of their hard work. Consider having friends and loved ones send their gifts via the mail.
Graduation may not be able to go as planned but there are certainly still ways to make the most of a bad situation. And while this can be a very frustrating situation the thing to remember is that your student is graduating! They’ve earned their spotlight. Whichever direction you decide to please remember to stay safe.