Parents applaud proudly to see their offspring march across platforms to receive hard-earned diplomas in commencement ceremonies. Surely, graduations are joyous occasions, usually including festive parties with family members and friends.
Is it possible to keep graduation party costs manageable?
Maybe money is no object for some graduates’ families. But for many, holding lavish parties may not be an option.
Jessie and Marv, for example, are juggling multiple part-time jobs, struggling to pay their monthly bills and maybe tuck away something to help with their graduating senior’s upcoming college expenses.
“We’d love to throw a big party for Martin, Jr., but it’s not in the cards this year,” Marv explained. “It’s just too much – the band, the catering, the pricey engraved invitations, and the whole deal.”
When did graduation parties become such enormous productions?