4 Ways to Celebrate Your Grad
Whether their school is hosting an in-person event or a virtual one, there are different things you can do to show them just how proud you are of them. After years of hard work to graduate, they deserve it. Here are four ideas on ways to celebrate your grad:
1. Send them a gift delivery.
If you’re not there in person, a perfect way to celebrate their big day is to send a gift delivery. Whether you send graduation flowers or a basket full of their favorite goodies, a gift arriving at their door is an ideal way to show them how proud you are. Many delivery companies offer the option of including a note, so you can write them a lovely congratulatory note as well. People love to be recognized on special days, and a gift delivery can help your grad feel loved.
2. Set up a professional photo shoot.
If these were normal times, you’d probably pull out your phone and capture pictures of your grad walking to receive their diploma. However, there is a better way to remember this special event in their life, and that is to hire a professional photographer to capture pictures of them in their cap and gown, as well as with you, their family. You’ll want these photos anyway, so make a big deal of it with the best photographer in town.
3. Create a special congratulatory video with family and friends.
A great way to have everyone be together to celebrate your grad, even if you can’t all be together in person, is to create a video with special messages from all of their family and friends. You can use apps that help you to put the different clips together, which can even include a favorite song, or you can hire a professional to produce a unique and top-notch video they can look back on for years to come.
Either way, get your grad’s friends involved and ask family members to participate. There’s nothing quite like kind words and messages from family and friends to make someone feel loved, appreciated, and cared for.
4. Plan a special meal for them.
Does your grad have a favorite meal? While you may not be able to plan a huge graduation party with all their friends, you can do something that can still make them feel celebrated by planning for a special dinner at home. Whether you order a gourmet meal from their favorite restaurant or you prepare their absolute favorite dish, you can be sure your graduate will appreciate spending time with their loved ones over great food.
Because graduation is often the last step before they move away to study at a distant college or university, it’s a great time to spend together as a family. If your family is open to outings now, with masks and vaccines available, consider reserving a table at your grad’s favorite spot.
Everybody deserves an unforgettable graduation experience and while these times are unique, you can still celebrate your grad in a way that they deserve. From sweet words to big gifts, there are so many ways to share your pride with your graduate, celebrating them for all the hard work they’ve done to get here.